I'm so proud of Kristy, Jean, Tammie and Nan!
They all finished the St. Patricks Day 5k Race in Bay City yesterday -- they all did amazingly well too! Our WLS support group has planned a series of races to do together this year and this was the first on the schedule for us. I couldn't walk yesterday because I hurt my back and didn't want to aggrevate it, but I was there to cheer them on and snap some photos of them crossing the finish line.
If you are a new WLS patient, look to these ladies for inspiration. Kristy had RNY 4 years ago and just had a tummy tuck this pat winter. Jean is almost 2 years post-op from her RNY and RAN this race - doing intervals of run/walk. Tammie has the Sleeve less than a year ago and Nan just celebrated her 1 year anniversary of her RNY surgery. They've gone from morbidly obese and unhealthy before WLS -- to a group of athletes who are fit, healthy and enthusiastic about exercise. They are all amazing and such an inspiration to me.
Their finish times:
Kristy - 50:38
Jean - 39:09
Tammie - 55:56 (her first race!)
Nan - 43:15 (her first race!)