Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

As we near Father's Day, we wanted to take a quick second to wish the Dad's in our lives a very Happy Day! :) We started this team to help the cause when my Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and we've loved everything we've been able to do with it. But we've especially loved how our friends and families have gotten involved and helped us along the way! We couldn't have done what we have so far, without them!

So to Dad R and Dad T (as we like to call them) - we hope you have a wonderful day, and we're excited for you both to be able to use the term Grandpa soon (or Pop Pop, or whatever you decide on!). And to my brother Drew - a Happy Day to you as well! Thanks for making us an Aunt & an Uncle, and can't wait for you to join the club!

Mom & Dad R - almost Grandparents to 3 little ones!

Mom & Dad T - soon to be Grandparents!

Drew & his newest lady :) 

And a special Father's Day shout out to my hubby - the biggest supporter of Team G Shock (I mean heck, he's run all but 1 of our 49 races with me...or at least ahead of me). I am so excited for our little man to meet you and get to have you as his Daddy. It's going to be quite an adventure and there is no one I would rather be on it with than you.

This was our Happy Due Date (40 weeks!) photo on Friday!

**Disclaimer - I wrote this post early (on Friday), and may or may not have had our baby boy by the time this gets posted!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Marmet 5k Fun Run & Walk

On the same Saturday that my brother Geoff ran the Lawyers Have Heart 5k, my other brother Drew and my niece Lily ran the Marmet 5k Fun Run & Walk. Not too long ago, in March, Drew & Lily ran another race which was Lily’s first official race. She’s been a Team G Shock cheerleader for years, so its fun that she is getting out there herself now!

This race benefited the WV Kids Cancer Crusaders, who support children and families fighting the results of pediatric cancer. Obviously we have a soft spot for all cancer charities at Team G Shock, so we were really glad they were able to run for such an amazing cause!

There was a good crowd at the race, and Drew & Lily made their way through the course together. Here are the unofficial results:

Drew Ross – 43:00
Lily Ross – 43:00

That is a 2-minute improvement on Lily’s first race time, not too shabby for a 6-year-old!

And as usual, we were able to get lots of photos from their cheerleaders, so enjoy those!

Dad & Daughter before!

Ready to run!

Run Run Run!

Gettin' close..

Crossing the finish line together!


A much deserved post-race treat!

The race even wore out our newest cheerleader, Layni!

Soon enough Nate & I will be back out there, and can't wait to run another race for Team G Shock! In the meantime, we very much appreciate that our family has taken up the cause for us! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lawyers Have Heart 5k

Last Saturday, both of my brothers (and our oldest niece) ran in 5k’s, and we couldn’t let that happen without a mention of it here on Team G Shock! While we not-so-patiently wait for Baby Towne to make his arrival, we’re glad someone is keeping up the running!

Geoff was up bright & early on Saturday to run the Lawyers Have Heart 5k, which benefits the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This year was the 25th year that the race has been run, and they have raised almost $10 million in that time for a great cause!

And it looks like we’ll have some training to do to catch up to Geoff once we get back out there – it’s been a while! Here are his results:

222nd place – Geoff Ross – 27:07

There were over 1,500 runners, so that’s not too shabby! And lucky for us, Geoff’s girlfriend Emily was on hand to capture a few photos!

Before & ready to run!


Up next, an update on Drew & Lily’s race! Keep an eye out…