What does the word “impossible” mean to you? For me it means a challenge that I gladly accept. Almost my whole life, many have told me that what I do is impossible. There is no way that someone with the severity of my Scoliosis can not be a runner, much less a marathoner. Having Scoliosis from a very early age did change how I saw … Continue reading Impossible is nothing.
In case you missed the first half of my Goofy Challenge recap, you can find it here. After we ran the half marathon, we headed back to the resort to get prepared for the marathon. My PT, Joe came back to finish working on me and see how bad I was. I was actually feeling OK and not that sore or pained. The only trouble I was … Continue reading Goofy Challenge the EPIC race.
Since the Goofy Challenge was two races and lots of stuff happened, I am dividing my recap into parts. I don’t want to bore you all in one sitting 😉 It all started by going to the expo to pick up the race packets and the VERY popular race merchandise! Luckily I got everything I was looking for and managed to say hello to some … Continue reading The Goofy Challenge (part 1)
As most of you know, Alpha and I run every race in costumes. You have all asked and waited to see what we will be running as this year…Since we are running two races, that meant two costumes! We run in costumes for many reasons: makes the experience more fun, not so serious, helps keep anticipation anxiety under control, and having spectators cheer and take … Continue reading It’s TIME to run!!!!
Here is hoping that you ALL have had a positive fulfilling 2014 and hoping that 2015 brings you good luck, happiness, and bigger goals! Keep your eye on the big goal, never lose sight of it. Make sure your 2015 resolutions are realistic. Keep them simple and easy to follow. Don’t try to go crazy making goals so difficult that you won’t be able to … Continue reading Happy New Year
Well as I get ready to say good-bye to another year, I reflect on how much has happened. The good, the bad, and the ugly. 2014 was a memorable year for sure. I remember gearing up in January for my first full marathon. Nerves like you wouldn’t believe! The reason, I had little training due to fighting the flu all month-long in December. But I … Continue reading Cheers to 2014
WOW! What a crazy training schedule its been for the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge!!!! This past weekend I finally was successful at completing high mileage. The race is just 2 weeks away and I feel ready! I ran a local half marathon a few weeks back and set out to do a mock Goofy run. After completing the half, I went home and iced and … Continue reading Training ups and downs
This Saturday I ran the OUC Orlando Half Marathon, making it my most epic race of all time! I am still deep in training for the Goofy Challenge in January so I knew this race wasn’t going to be a problem. Even though there was almost 2 and a half miles of brick covered pavement, I knew it was going to feel longer lol. The day … Continue reading Proving that anything is POSSIBLE
How did I set 3 PRs in one month?!?!? I’ll tell you. It’s no secret. I have always been a competitive runner….I compete against myself. I RARELY run a race for time, or train to be faster. Knowing that running alone is a major task in itself, I’m not trying to go completely off my rocker and hurt myself. I know that running any distance … Continue reading Believe it is and you will succeed
I know that many of you are dealing with, or know someone dealing with Scoliosis. It is one of the toughest things to go through. You can either be born with a twisted spine, or gradually develop it. It is more common in girls than in boys but if caught in the early stages it can be an easier fix. I know schools around the … Continue reading love, your twisted friend