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Wounded Warrior Ride 2010

Sunday I got to witness something amazing.

I got teary eyed.

Seeing the motivation and perseverance of these veterans was inspiring.

People from all over the country flew in to participate. People who hadn’t ridden a bike since grade school flew out, rented a bike, and rode.


Day one started on Saturday. Over 300 riders started the 110 mile trek from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA.

They rode through the cold rain and fog, but laughed and smiled the whole way, proud of what they were accomplishing.

The first stretch of the ride was 60 miles starting at the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. and then riding around The Marine Corps Memorial, past Arlington National Cemetery, up through the District, and into Frederick Maryland.

Day two was a 50 mile ride from Frederick, MD into historic Gettysburg, PA.

This is the motorcade escorting the riders to the end.


Here’s our little cheering section…


First rider coming through. You can see the bar that was attached to the hand crank bike so they can get help from other riders.



This is the veteran that my husband helped throughout the ride last year. Last year finishing was his accomplishment; this year he completed the ride with minimal help and will be going home to Minnesota to start a Wounded Warrior hockey league and to help other veterans and their families.


Watching this ride puts life in perspective; Why do I obsess over the little things? Look at these guys…

They have an amazing attitude and outlook on life!

Here’s my husband, Tim, finishing the ride šŸ™‚


Amazing is the only word I can think of to describe this picture.

My two favorite people at the end of the ride šŸ™‚

I want to take this time to thank everyone who supported and donated for this amazing cause!

My husband wasn’t sure he would be able to participate in this ride due to scheduling… but with only one week notice… he raised over $1300 dollars!

Thank you!

21 Responses

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Wow, what an emotional and accomplished event! Your husband is great for doing it!

  2. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Your post is making me tear up. I think this is such a great cause and Iā€™m so proud of those men. We owe them so much.

  3. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on April 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Wow…just seeing those pictures made me teary eyed! I bet that was an awesome sight to see in person.

  4. shannon (the daily balance) said on April 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

    thank you for sharing your incredible photos with us! looks like an amazing event!

  5. Becky said on April 27, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Wow. That’s incredible. Congrats to Tim! The picture with the kids saluting got me all choked up. And M looks adorable as always. šŸ™‚

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 27, 2010 at 9:53 am


    So proud of those men who did that.

    And your family is just so precious.

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 27, 2010 at 11:09 am

    wow, i teared up just reading this! what an amazing story these veterans have written with their lives šŸ™‚

  8. adrienmelaine said on April 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Such a great event- congrats with the success of fundraising- it looked like a beautiful day!

  9. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on April 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    We actually just did a press release about this at work. It is great to see some photos to go along with the words! So great that you and your family were able to share the day šŸ™‚

  10. Erica said on April 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    First off, your daughter is the cutest thing ever and second, I wish I could have been there to witness this, thanks for sharing the photos!

  11. katie said on April 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    THIS LOOKS LIKE SOOO MUCH FUN! wow, your daughter is SO freaking CUTE girl!

  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on April 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    What an inspirational race, I got teary eyed just reading it so I can’t imagine what it was like to be there feeling that energy. A beautiful picture of your husband and daughter too!

  13. Nicole, RD said on April 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, what an event. It brings me to tears just reading about. Congrats to Tim in finishing and raising $1,300! That’s wonderful!

  14. Ameena said on April 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    What an amazing event…so glad you were able to share the photos as I have never heard of this before but I’m glad I know about it now!

  15. Ameena said on April 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    PS – your hubby and daugher are way too cute.

  16. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on April 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    What a great event – so true about obsessing about the small things! It is always good to step back and be thankful for what we have every once in a while!

  17. Biz said on April 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    What a wonderful recap and event. And you are absolutely correct – this does put life into perspective – lifes too short to sweat the small stuff!!

  18. lynn @ the actors diet said on April 28, 2010 at 1:25 am

    coolness! congrats to your hubby.

  19. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on April 28, 2010 at 2:20 am

    $1300 is amazing…way to go!!!!!!!!

  20. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on April 28, 2010 at 6:40 am

    I am in awe. And that never happens.

  21. Carolyn said on April 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    A big thank you to Tim and the other warriors and to families like yours that supports these heroes! šŸ™‚