Monday, April 19, 2010

RAM 5K

Kyle and I ran a 5K on Sunday. This was our 3rd 5K together and 4th race we’ve done. It was a benefit for Nolan, the son of one of my co-workers.DSC07017

Nolan’s story:

Nolan was born a perfectly healthy little boy April 20th, 2009.  On August 18th, Nolan was at daycare and went down for his morning nap.  After Nolan stopped crying his babysitter went in to check on him and found that he had stopped breathing.  When the paramedics arrived Nolan was without a pulse.  Nolan was taken to the hospital where they were able to get a slight pulse after his brain went without oxygen for about 20 minutes.  He was then transferred to a children's hospital.  While at Children's Mercy Nolan was heavily sedated to control seizures and let his body rest.  Due to the lack of oxygen that Nolan’s brain suffered from the doctors said that Nolan will probably never be able to walk, talk, see, feed himself, or live a normal life.  Nolan was released from the hospital on the 6th of September.  At this time Nolan receives physical, occupational, visual and hearing therapy at home.  He also receives all food through a gastric feeding tube that was placed while in the hospital.

So sad! I can’t even imagine having a healthy baby for 6 months and then something tragic like that happens. We were happy to run and support him.

Kyle finished at 27:12 & my time was 28:38. We ran the first 2.5 miles together and Kyle went ahead the last .6. DSC07015

As soon as we got home I mixed up a protein smoothie for each of us. Mine ended up being too big, so I double fisted it! ;) I ended up though only able to drink just 1 glass.DSC07018

We are currently training for the Dam to Dam which is a 20K race (12.4 miles) in June. It has been good to be back into our running routine after the long, cold winter!


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