taking back roads

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!





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.

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

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

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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