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Gran Moun is what the elderly are called in Haiti.Â Here are some quick facts about this group.Â Â Â
When I asked how the Gran Moun residents at the mission are chosen they let me know that really theÂ Gran MounÂ make the decision.Â They are discovered by the missionaries or others who noticing where they sleep and their circumstances.Â Â Some will not take the offered shelter or food and prefer to fend for themselves the best way they know how, alone and until death.Â Other find safety and caring at the mission along with theÂ friendship they can show one another.Â They are very appreciative of the help youÂ provide andÂ as I witnessed, when you give themÂ treat such as a plasticÂ easter egg with candy inside, they will carry with them to church the egg and they don’t forget who gave it to them.Â
Ran 4 .15 miles yesterday evening.Â Nice easy pace around 10:15.Â As I ease up a little and my legs and feet start to come back, the pace starts faster than I want on these training runs.Â That puts the heart rate up higher than I want and then I am not quite as effecient as I want to be which causes me to walk to lower it.Â Over all the pace is maintained but walking/running/walking/running without it being planned is not good.Â Â So now I have toÂ remember to start slow and keep it at that pace.Â What happens at the race with all the excitement, the tendency is to start to fast and then crash.Â Prefer to start with a pace plan and run the plan hoping for the excitement of the finish to carry the end.
We're here to raise $100,000 for Haiti. Contribute to us and help provide clean water, medical care and food for the people of Haiti, still struggling more than a year after the earthquake. Join THREE Marks and pledge to support them as they conquer 13.1 miles each running the OneAmerica Mini Marathon.
Northwest Haiti Christian Mission
c/o Run Mark Run
7271 Mayflower Park
Zionsville, IN 46077