Sunday, October 21, 2007

We did 5K

We signed up with Team Cure Chi ari to walk in a 5K Run/Walk/Kids Dash for University of Chicago Co mer Children's Hospital. We walked with another Chiari/pseudo tumor cerebri family the Johnson's. Rachel is awesome and has been a wonderful source of knowledge about this entire shunt process. (Her husband Kurt is awesome as well) Her boys are just joys! They are SO.SWEET!!!!

We arrived at the U of C Quad yesterday and got our numbers and got in place. My mom went with us as well. As of right now (and it is not up to date) our team (Cure Chiari) has raised (995.00) WOOHOO US! The walk was beautiful. We walked out of the Quad and down 57th to Lake shore Drive. We walked the paths by the lake and it was just a gorgeous day.

Lindsay ran ALL of the 5K with the exception of about 10 foot. She walked 5 ft with Gabe and then decided she needed to run/jog. And she walked across the finish line with me. *I* was pushing a stroller stuffed to the gills. *I* was not about to run across the finish line. Gabe was able to walk part of the 5K and even got to walk over the finish line. Hannah ran about 2 miles of the 5K. Then her feet started tingling and she needed to sit. (Thanks Chiari)

Lindsay is hell bent that she WILL be running the 5k competitively next year. So I guess I best hit my diet/exercise regime a little more aggressively. Hannah is seriously thinking about running it also. I would need to find another person to run with us incase Hannah's feet started giving her grief. I think I might ask my cousin Abby. She has run the Chicago Marathon (and completed it) 4 times. Including this year when it was so nasty hot. The girls LOVE running. I hope that something in me changes and I find that I love it too since I am going to be obviously be doing it alot for the next year. LOL

Here is a link to our pictures.

2 comments:

mamakate said...

I am so proud of all of you and WTG!!!!

What a fantastic incentive for the exercise/life style changes you want to incorporate.

Keep on pressing on - CURE CHIARI!!!

Daisy said...

Awesome! Congratulations on doing the run and raising money!!