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?
I suffer from many different brain illnesses. I suffer from chronic migraines, I get about 4 to 5 a week. They are debilitating and stop me cold. I am useless and cannot function for the day(s). I also suffer from seizures. I do take preventative medications, and I have Lyssa the medical alert Doberman who alerts me when they are coming. But I do still … Continue reading My brain won’t beat me.
WOW! To say that this weekend was memorable, it’s an understatement. From the Cigna blogger event, where we learned about nutrition and exercise in a fun way where we stacked cups, apples, did (fake) shot, played beer pong without the beer, oh yeah…we sang too. Then it was time to check into my home away from home, Hilton Bonnet Creek. I was so ready to get there … Continue reading 25th Anniversary runDisney Marathon
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
Here we go again, another month has begun and another month has just passed by….flew by actually. August was full of activity for me. Wish it was all running and active outside sweating sessions but not all of it was. My little started school again so lots of running around for that and getting him ready. Then going through so many challenges….currently trying to get … Continue reading Good bye August.
I’ve been struggling with some Scoliosis pain lately. But the thing that makes me different is that, I don’t let it get to me. I don’t let it define me. I don’t let it beat me. But sometimes it does knock me down. The strong do have their days. We do have our moments of weakness. I mean the last time I checked, I am … Continue reading It won’t define me.
Being a mother is a great gift. Probably one of the greatest gifts a woman can receive. But of course, there are also tough times, from the moment our children are born until forever. Because let’s be honest, we will always worry about them no matter how old they are right? But you know what is tougher? Being a mother with incurable chronic illnesses. From … Continue reading I’m a featured Badass mom with chronic illness
How many of you have rough days while training for a race? Or just don’t want to go out for that run because the weather just isn’t ideal, or you just simply aren’t in the mood? We have all been there. Some of you have braved it and gone out there in some crazy conditions but others didn’t even make it out of bed. You … Continue reading What I do.
It’s time for most of everyone’s favorite time of the year right? Time to go shopping for some gifts, travel to see family and friends, cook big meals and hey….maybe squeeze a race or two in there. I know there are A LOT of ugly Christmas sweater fun runs out there! But while some of you may be asking for the latest Garmin, or those … Continue reading Why my Holiday wish list looks different than yours