This is my last post for the next two years. I'm leaving to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the country of Ghana. After I return, I plan on attending and running for BYU. I'm thankful for the opportunities that running has brought me. I've met so many wonderful people and been able to make many friends on my way. If any of you want to receive my weekly e-mails, either put your e-mail in the description or send me an e-mail on my mission e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While running has brought me much happiness and excitement, it is very small compared to the joy that the Gospel of Christ has brings to my life. I've read The Book of Mormon, The Holy Bible, and The Doctorine and Covanents and I know those to be true books. I know that God loves and cares about each and every person. He wants you to be happy. Jesus Christ suffered for our sins, and through him we can be saved. I have been blessed to have such a wonderful family, and they have helped me want to continue in running and to serve a mission. They did not push me into either of those decisions. I decided to serve a mission, just like I decided to run cross country and track, no one else made the decision for me or pushed me into it, but I have been blessed to have my family's support in both those decisions.
Also, about the downhill mile, while I'm rambling, it was more of a fun thing that was just to see what would happen, it isn't very official. Wish all of you luck on your running, health, and happiness.