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color runner

My alarm went off at 530 this morning – so I could go run a 5k.
Me, run a 5k.
Over the last 5/6 months I have been working out, trying to get fit and healthy; hopefully stick around as long as possible for my kids. 2 months ago I agreed to do the Color Run with my friends Jamie & Dovie.
I have to tell you I am incredibly proud of myself right now. While I am excited about the weight I’ve lost, I’m more proud of my accomplishments and the commitment I’ve made to getting fit.
I just ran a 5k. Never imagined I could run single mile, but I did it – 3.1 miles to be exact. If I can do it – YOU can do it. Couch to 5k is a great program!

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We weren’t first but we weren’t last either. And most importantly – we had fun!!

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April 1st

I had planned to wake kids up on April Fools Day and tell them it was snowing and there was no school. Instead, A woke us up a little after 3am because Lydia was having a seizure. I wish it was a joke.
I hated seeing my little baby’s body convulse like that – and the choking, rattling noise is something I’ll probably never forget- but being that this is my third experience, I was calm.
Until she had another one. I yelled at M to call 911. In the lifetime 10 minutes it took them to get to our house she had a series of 3 more smaller ones. Long story short we were transported to a children’s ER in Greenville, CT scan was clear, she was released, we’ve followed up with her primary doc, diagnosed as another Febrile seizure. Because her last one was 5 months ago, if she happens to have another seizure this year she’ll be seen by a neurologist just to make sure everything is Ok. Statistics tell us now that she’s had two there’s a good chance she’ll have more. Most kids “outgrow” febrile seizures by age 5.

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Day before at park, trying to keep up with big brother Josh.

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At hospital, worn out. Doctor told us that their body having a seizure is like us running a marathon.

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Yesterday after dropping big kids off at school. Silly Lu.

Today while we were playing outside Josh picked me a dandelion. Lydia brought me something too:

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