Sunday, March 28, 2010


Edinburg, Texas
Jefferson Elementary
February 5th, 2010

"United to make a difference" Jefferson Elementary School

This year I started my racing season in Edinburg Texas. I was there for The All-America City 10K Run/Walk. This race was founded in 1983 and continues to be a South Texas roadrace tradition. Even tough I finished 4th overall and was the first American, my racing results are secondary compared to the amount of kids I was able to interact with the days prior to the race.
As a family-oriented event that promotes wellness and fitness all elite athletes were encouraged to visit the schools in Edinburg and I want to star off showing you some pictures from our visit to Jefferson Elementary.

Kids paying close attention during the conference.

Watching an inspirational video from last year's race.

Picture Time!

Thank you so much to David Chavana and Jefferson Elementary for making this visit happen :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Polston Primary
Alamosa, Colorado.

Lectura en Familia/Family Reading at Polston Primary is an after school event in which parents, children, and teachers get together.

It encourages families to spend quality time reading together.

I love seeing proud parents come to spend some quality time with their little ones.

Kids backstage waiting for their turn to perform for their parents.

When a kid sees that mom and dad are making the time to get to know part of their other world (school) the positive impact can be unmeasurable.

Kids performing for their parents.

Thank You Polston Primary for inviting ITA with Zoila to a fantastical event..