Our First Run/Walk For Epilepsy!

I’ve always wanted to attend the national walk for Epilepsy held annually in DC, but each year something seems to come up that prevents us from going!  We were unable to attend again this year due to hubby’s work schedule and because finances were tight! So… when my sister-in-law told us about a local 5k/1 mile fun run The Epilepsy Services Foundation hosts each year called the Hare Racing Experience we signed up right away!  We forwarded the race link on to our family and friends and soon we had a nice little group joining us for the race!

On the day of the race we all had a case of butterflies, but our jitters quickly disappeared and were replaced with excitement when we saw the number of people who had shown up for the race!

It didn’t take long for my husband to find Meg’s Aunty R, Uncle J, Pop pop who were all gearing up for the start of the 5k race!

This was hubby’s first 5k and we were so proud of him!

 Meg and I wished daddy luck, snapped a quick picture of him holding our Talk About It sign…

and then they were all off and he was lost in a sea of runners!

Meg and I headed off to the track field to find her cousins who would be participating in the 1 mile fun run with us!

The time passed so quickly and one by one our group crossed the finish line!

My anxiety was up and down throughout the day, but I was determined to push through it!

I wont lie there were definitely moment I wanted to run and I don’t mean in the 5k or the 1 mile, I wanted to sprint like a gazelle to the nearest exit!

I managed to keep it under control and before I knew my nerves were gone and we were lining up for our 1 mile fun run!

Meg was excited her uncle and cousins were running with her!

She flashed me a smile and then she was off…

and she did really great!

before I knew it she was lapping me!

She crossed the finish line with her cousins and high-fived her Aunt and Uncle!

I was so proud of my baby girl!

Everyone did a great job and we feel truly blessed to have such caring family and friends that are willing to talk about it!

Music by Rusted Roots

13 thoughts on “Our First Run/Walk For Epilepsy!

  1. Now this is the best Post I’ve seen all day. Fantastic photos and what a great thing to do. Your name on my linky is coming up error with a slew of something after your link. I deleted the slew and just left your link and I finally got here. Thought you’d like to know. Thanks for playing along with us. Hope to see you next time – great song.

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  2. Awwwwww…That was a cute post! Everyone did great that day from you with your anxiety to a tough trail course to run. It was fun and I would do it again.

    I love to run to Send on My Way by Rusted Root. It’s always on my playlist. Great pick!

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  3. Awwwww! I love this! How cool it was your hubby’s first 5k – he’s a keeper! 😉

    LOVE your song choice, too! Perfect pairing! 🙂

    I added your corrected link to the linky (I can’t delete the other one, Xmas Dolly has to do that), but at least this way you’ll get visits – your other link looks like it was when you were editing the post…I’ve had those Blonde Moments before, so you’re not alone! 😉 Thanks for playing along! 🙂

    When I Grow Up I’ll Feel Like A Rock Star, and with A Little Want To, Some Days You Gotta Dance Under These Stars

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  4. I think you did a fabulous job considering your anxiety. I don’t know if I could have. I’m so proud of you! You all look wonderful and so happy. I saw Denise the day after this event (I think it was the next day) and she was still talking about it. I think the song you picked was perfect. Thanks for sharing such a special event and those wonderful photos with all of us. =)

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  5. Thanks Lorie! It’s not always easy, but if I can get past that fight or flight feeling I usually end up doing okay! Not to mention I always feel great after I accomplish something I didn’t think I could before! Push yourself to try it’s always worth it! 🙂

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