So Sunday morning Zac and I prepared for another exciting (and exhausting) marathon length run from Ventura to Santa Barbara California. We had had the opportunity to scout out the run the day before when our friend Kenny picked us up to let us crash at his place for the night before, and we were anticipating that we would have to run on some parts of the 101 that were illegal for pedestrians to be on. We figured if we got caught, we would just play the nieve card and when the officer found out what we were trying to do, he would naturally assume we were insane and give us a ride to Santa Barbara anyway. Fortunately, these events did not occur! As were approaching the freeway to make what we referred to as a “mad 27 mile dash” we spotted a bike lane which seemed to veer out toward the ocean. Much to our surprise, we got to run the extent of our run on what could easily be one of the most beautiful stretches of coast we have seen yet. We did however get a bit of a scare when we were startled by two extremely loud booms which at the time, left Zac and I checking for bulletholes. We found out later that what we thought to be a high powered rifle blast turned out to be the space shuttle entering the atmosphere! Zac and I are currently having a relaxing day off and preparing to head into some uncharted (or at least uninhabited) territory in the next week. We are both adjusting very well to the high mileage and apart from the usual soreness at the end of each of our running days, we are being so blessed all along this run. I’ll be honest, I haven’t eaten this well in a couple years, but then again, when you are a poor college student living away from home, that’s not saying too much. Thank you guys all so much for all the encouragement and especially the prayers. I wish I could better express to you what it is like being on the recipeint end of so many direct blessings that God is pouring upon us, but it is giving us daily strength (when we feel like we should have nothing left) to uplift and encourage others. We are actually finding it’s harder to NOT get into a spiritual conversation about this run. God is using us just as He is using you all, thanks so much and praise God!