I posted this photo a while back. This is Lyssa and I. Which if you follow me on instagram then you know all about her. She alerts me to headaches, migraines and seizures. She had alerted me to a migraine several times in the middle of the night. And I woke up with a horrific one. That is all I pretty much said with this photo when … Continue reading What’s not in a photo.
I wasn’t good at math in school. In fact, I hated it. But now, all I do is math. Running consists of a lot of numbers. You are doing math in your head ALL. THE. TIME. Especially when you are running on the treadmill. You are doing one of those hard questions that don’t make any sense but now it does. “If I am running … Continue reading It’s a numbers game
Being STRONG. Strength doesn’t come as easy as it seems. It’s getting tougher for me to be as strong and as capable as you all think. Let me fill you in a bit… I did run the runDisney Walt Disney World marathon over a month ago and I STILL haven’t filled you in on my recap. I am totally beating myself up for my poor … Continue reading Being strong, but I’m tired
When you meet someone what to you see? Are you looking for something? Can you see something that isn’t there? We all have our own battles we sometimes don’t talk about. But many of us have chronic health illnesses that are not visible to the naked eye. But what makes it worse, besides already having to deal with illnesses that probably don’t have cures and … Continue reading What do you see?
Today was supposed to be a rest day. No running. But I had a thought, I wanted go for a run to honor someone. I don’t do it often and I needed to do it. I had to go for a run. I suddenly had the urge to go. And it was raining and thundering early, but when I had the thought, the weather suddenly … Continue reading Who do YOU run for?
You can’t control what happens right? You can’t control the good or the bad. But one thing is certain…..LIFE. It is a gift. Some people take advantage of it and enjoy it and live it as best as possible, and others just take it for granted. My mom was an incredibly strong and fierce woman. She definitely lived life to the fullest. But when she … Continue reading The Princess, the warrior
Since running my marathon, it has been ridiculous. The first few days were fine. Just your typical mild soreness, but as you read in my marathon recap, my back did lock up on me and I am still experiencing it today….yuck! But then my fibromyalgia started to flare up worse than usual. So there’s that. Here in Florida the weather tends to be funky, one day … Continue reading When running happens…
Another year is going, going gone. And I am not sad to see it go. 2017 gave me a shitload of challenges. And yes, they are continuing and probably the only thing I will carry on into the new year. Unfortunately my declining health is the ongoing problem I will always carry onto the new year for the rest of my life but each year … Continue reading Thanks for the lessons 2017
Life gets tough at times and throws things your way you don’t expect or want to even accept, but sometimes you have no choice. Last August I had a small stroke and since then my body has been affected. While there wasn’t anything done permanently to my brain, there seems to be one lasting effect. When the nurses rushed me into a room, the right … Continue reading It’s your imperfections that make you…YOU
2017 has been ferociously mean, and yet I am grateful. I have learned lots through the months and the year is still not over. This year has not been my favorite, but that doesn’t mean that I am not grateful for it. We all know running in general isn’t easy, not even for the most talented, fit Olympian. Now throw people who have to fight … Continue reading Be OBSESSIVELY grateful