Fibromyalgia is a disease no one prepares you for. It’s something that no one can teach you to be ready or even help you at times. It is different for everyone and we all have different symptoms. They range from joint pain, brain fog, migraines, nausea, fatigue, and anxiety…just to name a few. But again everyone experiences different symptoms at different levels. As for me, … Continue reading Being comfortable while being uncomfortable.
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…
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
And My life isn’t a piece of cake, although it would be nice because I do enjoy cupcakes! But I do try my hardest to be positive and see the best in every situation because despite what they may be, you can find something positive in it. It seems for me, it keeps getting worse. My health keeps deteriorating and things just keep going from … Continue reading I am a dreamer.
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.
2 days ago my little sidekick alerted me to a fibromyalgia flare up. The thing that I hate about it sometimes is that it flares up slowly. So for the past 2 days I’ve been in horrible pain. Since the OUC Half marathon I did last weekend, I’ve done a few miles here and there. But these past two days I’ve been wanting to just crawl into … Continue reading Own it. Recognize it. And be stronger because of it.
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
You know what is tough? Running with constant pain or debilitating illnesses that constantly get in your way. You know what is worse? Getting knocked down and having to be even stronger than you were before to pick yourself back up to be tougher and continue fighting. That is where I am at right now. You all know me best as the Scoliosis runner, and … Continue reading Go the EXTRA MILE