Sammy’s Run 5k

Another 5k in the books. I literally had not run since my last 5k over 7 weeks ago. Oops. I wasn’t expecting miracles, but surely I’m not the only one always hopes against all hope for a PR even when you know you haven’t put in the work?

I had been looking forward to this race for a long time. It’s the Sammy’s Run 5k and it benefits Oak Park School (the school in our district for kids with special needs) and the Phelan-McDermind Syndrome Foundation.

The race is named for Sammy Lomas – he’s the one in the wheelchair with the American flags being pushed by his dad, Rich. Sammy has Phelan-McDermind Syndrome – a very rare genetic disorder.


I love races, but I really love races that are for a good cause. This was one of the best I’ve run. It’s one that will go on my calendar early for next year – I don’t ever want to miss it.

Unfortunately, our double jogger had a flat tire, so I ended up pushing Little Miss in this NON-jogging stroller for the race. Slow and steady for sure! I ended up finishing in just over 37 minutes.



My husband? He ended up placing fifth in his age group WHILE pushing a stroller. He’s crazy fast – as you can see from this photo.




And speaking of my husband, he has lost 14 pounds in the past seven weeks. Check out this comparison photo!


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I’m down about 10 pounds over the past seven weeks, really just from cleaning up our diet. It is so true what they say, “You can’t outrun a bad diet.” Trust me, I’ve tried. Stay tuned for more about that in my upcoming “Body After Baby: 6 Months” 🙂




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4 Responses to Sammy’s Run 5k

  1. Jen

    Glad your blogging again youve been missed!

    Looks like a fun time can’t wait to read more about the healthy diet! I need to make some changes as well.

  2. Way to go finishing with a non-jogging stroller! That’s tough work!! And congrats to both of you for doing so well with your eating & weight loss!

    Sammy’s Run was my first 5k 3 years ago. It was such a wonderful race. I registered for it last year but couldn’t run it because I had a horrible sinus infection… kind of like right now! I can’t wait to run it again next year!

  3. WOW Congratulations to your hubby! Same here, I prefer races for a cause. 🙂
    Congratulations too for losing 10lbs! 🙂 Awesome job!

  4. I love that picture of your husband pushing the stroller!

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