Fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? The medical explanation for it: is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory issues. (from the Mayo clinic) What it really feels like? Like your entire body is on fire. It’s like having the flu, while running a marathon, not having slept in 3 days while feeling nauseous with a stomach ache. And that can last … Continue reading Fibro, the invisible one
It has been more than a month since I last laced up my ASICS and took them for a spin. It didn’t really bother me that I hadn’t run in such a long time, I was starting to get a little antsy. But I’ve been patient. I know that in order to heal properly, I knew I had to give my body time to heal. … Continue reading Nothing’s Impossible
I haven’t been on here since…last year 😉 I am having a rough start to 2016. I was actually in the hospital on January 1st, due to some odd pain I was having. I started having some weird tingling and numbness down my left arm all the way into my hand. After many tests and a few x-rays, they suspect that I am having some … Continue reading Be strong. Be brave.
Have you ever heard me mention KT Tape? Do you know what it is? KT Tape is an elastic tape that helps in muscle, ligaments, and tendon recovery. It also helps reduce swelling and pain. You can wear it on any part of the body that has achy muscles, and even to reducing bruising! The edema applications is perfect for bruising and swelling Yes the non medicated … Continue reading A gift for the holidays
So half marathon number 8 has been completed. I have my 3rd OUC Half marathon under my belt. I had not been well enough to train so I wasn’t expecting much out of this race. Boy I was wrong… I usually have a pre-race routine the night before a race. I will lay out my gear, and everything I will need for the race. The morning of, … Continue reading Run Orlando
Everyone has challenges, many have battles we know nothing about. That is why training is so important. Sometimes things don’t happen as well plan so with training so far in advance, we have plenty of time to try and try again. If you have a bad run, or going through a bad streak, keep trying. Change things up, run the opposite way, run at a … Continue reading We all face challenges
Many people aren’t sure what Scoliosis is all about. I have explained it in the past but have no problem explaining it again. Scoliosis is a curvature in your spine. There are many different kinds of Scoliosis. It is an abnormal curve of the spine that is often referred to as a deformity. I don’t really like to use that word, but medically I guess … Continue reading The twisted spine explained.
If you aren’t following me across social media, you might have missed some HUGE news last night…I was invited to be a part of teamASICS for the New York City marathon! I think it is a pretty neat honor to be chosen as one of the 5 members of the team ASICS blogger series. I have always been an ASICS runner, which you know all … Continue reading 5 to the finish line
I love helping and motivating others. I constantly share my story to show others that ANYTHING is possible. It may not be easy and you might have to give it many tries…but it can happen. Did I ever think that I would be up and running again? No. I stopped running for many, many, years! Let me tell you, the first year back running was … Continue reading RunHaven story of inspirational triumph
Life is tough, and there are constant obstacles that block our paths. But the outcome is all in how you see things. Having Scoliosis makes things much harder for me but I choose to see things from a different perspective. It’s much easier to cry all day, stay in bed, and live off of medications. But that is NOT the life I want, nor have. … Continue reading From a different perspective