mississippi under my feet

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon was held by Teach for America in Greenville, MS this weekend. I ran the half-marathon, crossing the Mississippi River from Arkansas into Mississippi within the first few miles, and cruising along the flattest land you can imagine for the remaining 10 miles. The race was well organized and benefits TFA’s admirable work. Fellow runners helped me keep up my pace and this quote, “The gap that exists between low-income students in the Delta and their more affluent peers is one of the most fundamental injustices in our region today,” will keep me motivated as I work on a community center in weeks to come.


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