Saturday night running

Last night I went for a run but not just any run. I was running the Miles for Miracles (satellite) run with two friends. I mentioned before that I would be doing this run to help raise money for Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome or TTTS. The main run was to be held yesterday in Ontario and we ran it here, in Nova Scotia.

After getting all of our little ones to bed….or at least calm enough to leave the house we met at 8 pm. We were supposed to be four mama’s running but one mama couldn’t make it. Sometimes you just can’t do it all.

I made “race bibs” for us with a picture of Jolene’s twins, our names and even gave us a number 🙂 Wearing glow sticks we headed out onto the gravel track which was 70% pitch black. The goal was to run an “almost 5k” (4.5k) as that;s what was planned in Ontario. I had worn my garmin to keep track of how we were doing. We ended up going the full 5k and not stopping once! Well done ladies!

Miles for Miracles Run 2013

Jolene is pictured in the middle (bottom photo) is the Mama to the twin girls AND a 3-year-old boy. She brought us a little goody bag: Wine, chocolate, granola bar and water. I brought granola bars and chocolate soy milk for us too!

Since we rarely get together without our children, we sat around for a little bit…chatted, ate and drank.

Congrats to Jolene for not only training over the last 2 months but finishing her goal run. Your twin girls and son have such an awesome role model and lots of fun adventures ahead.

See you next year Miles for Miracles.

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Feeling Thankful: Miles For Miracles Race {join me please}

This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada – one I am looking forward to as my side of the family will be together on Sunday.

Apple picking with my girls

Apple picking with my girls

I’m feeling very thankful and lucky that my husband and I have two healthy and beautiful girls in our lives. On top of that, I have a friend who’s lucky to have a 3-year-old son and twin girls…let me tell you their story.

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Just over a year ago while pregnant with Hilary, I found out a good friend of mine – Jolene – was expecting twin girls! TWIN GIRLS!!!!! She already had a handsome little fella, he is one of Lilly’s best friends.

Jolene had to be flown from Halifax to Toronto for emergency surgery around 22 weeks and then back home again in a matter of days. She then went into labour REALLY early with the girls being born at 30 weeks gestation.  They had a long … long road ahead of them; being born at 2 lbs 9 oz and 3 lbs 4 oz they were pretty tiny. They are now around 7 months old and big girls that smile, laugh and challenge their parents daily 😉

Twin girls

Twin girls

Look at these little girls…so tiny, so precious.

Jolene started running a few months ago in hopes that she could run her first…yes FIRST 5k race on October 19th. She’s been making the time to run every other night to run –> If she can find time, so can you.

So, WHY am I writing this?

Well, the group of four mom’s that I spent the first year of Lilly’s life hanging out with will all be running 5k with her on October 19th in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Once all our babies and toddlers go to bed we plan on meeting at 8 pm and completing the run together.

Also, I’m asking for your donations to the Miles for Miracles fund. The run is fundraising money that will go towards the Fetal Therapy Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and the 5K race is held in Listowel, Ontario on October 19th.

If you are able to donate, $5, $10 or more that would be AWESOME. Oh, and run or walk 5k on Oct 19th 🙂 All donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt.

Run Details:

The Miles for Miracles race was created by Jodie Tummers whose twin boys also had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). Jodie also had the life saving laser surgery but sadly learned the next day that one of her sons had passed away. She has been raising awareness about TTTS and fundraising for Mt. Sinai ever since.

Note: I never blogged and asked for money before but this is near and dear to my heart, therefore I ask for your support if you are able to donate to this cause, I would greatly appreciate this. 

Will you join us?

Donation or running – leave me a message.

Miles for Miracles Facebook Group (Nova Scotia)

Anyone have twins, quadruplets, or more?

Don’t forget about MyRaceRagz giveaway.