Thursday, May 28, 2015

Justin's Beach House 5k Run

This past Memorial Day weekend, my parents were up at the beach, and my Dad took the opportunity to run another 5k for Team G Shock! This was the first time he had run this race, but Justin's Beach House is pretty well known in the Bethany Beach community, so he was glad he was able to join in! The house is set up to allow families of cancer patients to enjoy some much needed relaxation time, free of the stresses of treatment. To learn more about Justin's story, read the background they've included on the website here or check out their Facebook page.

Mom & Dad had been up at the beach for a day or so already, and had some friends coming in later that morning, but took off for the race bright & early. The race was held in downtown Bethany, and ended on the boardwalk. It sounds like there were almost 1,000 runners, which in the small town of Bethany, is pretty impressive! Dad had a GREAT race, and luckily Mom was around to catch a few photos and cheer him on!

Here are the official results:

404th place - Joe Ross - 31:43

And here are the photos that Mom took (and look at that background - heaven!):



And here is a photo I found on the event facebook page...the Finish Line!

Photo by: Rita Dvoynikova

We're glad Dad and others can keep Team G Shock going until we can get back out there! Looking forward to running a race WITH him hopefully soon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

3rd Annual Fox Trot for Parkinson's Research 5k Run

I know we have been pretty radio silent here on Team G Shock. As I mentioned in one of the last posts, Nate and I have been busy preparing for Baby Towne’s arrival (just a few weeks away now!!), so our running time has been minimal. And by minimal I mean non-existent. I have been sidelined for obvious reasons, and since our next race will be race #50, we wanted to wait until we could both run it together! Hard to believe this little idea that started with 10 races is almost to 50! Whew. Who would have guessed that two people who weren’t runners (and their very supportive family and friends) could have knocked out so many races?? We’re excited to get it up and going once baby boy gets here!

In the meantime, our family has kept up the running, which is great! Back in March, my brother Drew and our niece Lily ran a race in WV and we couldn’t miss posting about it. We love when people get out there in their Team G Shock shirts, and were even more excited that it was Lily’s very first race! She’s been a cheerleader for Team G Shock many times, so it is so fun that she finally got out there herself!

The race supported the Michael J. Fox foundation and Parkinson’s research in WV. It was held in downtown Charleston, and was followed up a Green Chili competition – yum!! Drew & Lily ran with some coworkers of Drew’s as part of the team “Capitol Domeheads” – they work together at the capitol building in Charleston!

Here are the official results:
106th place – Drew Ross – 45:02
107th place – Lily Ross – 45:02

And luckily, Drew’s Mom-in-Law Debbie was able to get some photos (thanks Debbie!!). 

Debbie, Lily, Jenny (and Baby Elayna!)

Lily, Drew, Jenny (and Baby Elayna!) before

Jenny (and Baby Elayna), Drew, and Lily after

 The Capitol Domeheads (source)

We are sorry for the lack of posts & activity, but we will be back! Some friends of mine are already looking at some longer races to run in the future, which I will need some time to prep for, but its fun to think about again! In the meantime, we'll be waiting on Baby Boy to make his arrival! 

Baby Boy's first baseball game with the Nashville Sounds!