Saturday, November 15, 2008

Team Asha- Bingo challenge #1

Here is my first post. I guess you all might not know me much, I am one of the off site trainee for Asha Austin SOH and one of the last few to fill in the bingo challenges! I am training in St. Louis.

I would be running 3M half marathon, which would be my first race, and training for this is the first ever form of exercise for me technically! I am excited and nervous too, whether I would be able to endure through the training. I am thankful to my mentors, Sha, Ganesh and Asha St. Louis for making it easy for me. If not for them, I don't think I would get myself on road! ;-)

My motivation and main driving force behind this that, this small effort from me can provide education for a child for one year! Like every small drop that makes an ocean, hope my small contribution would make a difference in the children's lives back home.

Why run rather than donate? I think running would be a bigger commitment and contribution to such a noble cause. :-)

My collage is a collection of the pictures I took and gathered. It's a mix bag of the race I am going to run, the cause and what I think about ASHA, which means Hope.. and sometimes hope is everything in a person's life. Let's keep this hope alive for the kids!


Sharanya said...

I LOVE your collage! And I'm so proud of you for taking this step. We're with you all the way!

Lakshmi Yaddanapudi said...

Thanks babe! :)
I know I can always count on you for everything!

The Steph said...

Awesome!!! I love these collages. It's really a cool experience when you take the time to find images that inspire you. I got really excited about running while making mine!

Lakshmi Yaddanapudi said...

Ya Steph! All are doing such a wonderful job! I totally agree with that! I was so caught up initially, was unclear abt what to put up, but as training progressed, it gave more enthusiasm :)