My amazing support team!!
Here are some pictures from the Really Long Run to End MS. They prove that I’m alive and prove that there are amazing people everywhere willing to carry you when you have nothing left in the tank!
(These are not all the pictures, they are just the ones I’ve pulled from social media over the past two days. If you have any good ones, please send them to me)
Getting ready to leave with Dr. Brad at 4:50am near Nisku
The team at the beginning at 4:45am
Leaving Nisku at 5:05am w/ first group of support runners. It was cold, too bad that didn’t last
Some of the boys from the MS Society to see me off
The picture my wonderful family sent while they were having breakfast around 7:30am. I would have been on my way to Rollyview when this came in
Entering Rollyview around 7:30. Half marathon done.
Leaving Rollyview with second group of support runners @FerenceJen and @ChrisTse_
Second Check point about a full marathon in. Costume change.
Support team #3! Don’t ask about my expression….
This is check stop 4 or 5. My amazing sister had to work on my hamstring all day as I continued to dehydrate.
Dr. Brad, Tysen, and my sister working on my legs again at an unplanned stop.
I could relate to that movie at several points during the run
Checkstop 5? 6? I have no idea
Still smiling at 60km
Tanya and Mandy getting ready? at the 60km checkpoint.
Somewhere between 50 and 60km. The support runners are growing at this point as are the T-Shirt and hat changes. The heat is somewhere around 26 or 27.
The support runners and I somewhere between 60 and 70km.
Coming into the check stop with 7.9 km remaining until the finish line. Dehydration got the best of me and I had to stop here. The I met up with the support runners with 0.5km to go and finished off. I could be disappointed, but the event was a huge success. I ran under my own power for 12 hours and my support team finished it off for me.
My amazing support runners finishing off the final 7.9km in my place while I was attended to.
With about 400 metres to go I threw up, so Dr. Brad (left) said I could continue as long as he and Brendan (right) held onto me.
Once I could see and hear the people at the finish, I wasn’t letting anyone hold me. I was finishing!
I spotted my daughter and then the rest of my family…..
I could hear my daughter screaming, “Go Daddy Go!” and I ran to her. This is my favourite image from the day. My Dad (who drove the support van) is to the right and my sister (also in the van) is to the left. Bella is in my arms.
Amazing Aunts and Cousin. From left to Right: Aunt Verna, Jonah (shoulders) and Me, Auntie Janice, and Cousin Brenda. These three all ran longer than planned and wouldn’t leave me. Words can’t express, so I won’t try.
My beautiful and amazing wife Andrea and son Jonah.
The amazing support team!!!!!
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I am a 40 year old husband and father who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. MS doesn't own me, I own it. I have run three half marathons and four ultra-marathons since my diagnosis and completed the Leduc to Camrose MS Bike tour five times. I've also run the first day of the Bike Tour twice ( The Really Long Run to End MS) . I can be reached anytime via email at sean"AT"ownmultiplesclerosis"DOT"com. Be well.