Phew! It has been a crazy month! At the end of November, I had the Spinal Cord stimulator surgery. Today, as I sit in front of an angled computer, it was 4 weeks ago. I promise you it feels longer!! I had to first undergo a trial before the surgery. I wore the device for a week and needed to have very high success with … Continue reading The surgery, the recovery, the road.
Scoliosis affects 2-3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. Scoliosis can develop in infancy or early childhood. However, the primary age of onset for scoliosis is 10-15 years old, occurring equally among both genders. Females are eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. It has also been found to … Continue reading The Scoliosis runner
I usually don’t really give much importance or pay much attention to the day of my birth but this one has significance. I turned 40! Woohoo! I am very excited and happy about it for many reasons. Due to having to battle with multiple chronic health issues, many of them deteriorate my health. One of them in particular speeds up my age and while I … Continue reading 40 and going
So everything has been messy this year. Including the running world. Most, if not all races have transitioned over to virtual options. One of the races I did this year, was Endure’s Rise Shine Run event. It took place in September. There was a 5K, 10K, and half marathon options. I signed up to run it for fun. Besides, the medal was a VERY pretty sterling … Continue reading Rise-Shine-Run- and keep dreaming!
Today is Scoliosis awareness day. STILL so little is known about it for many reasons. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The cause is up in the air. Some are born with it and some develop it later on in life. It is more common in women than men. The cases range from mild to severe. Severe cases can be disabling. Because the curvature … Continue reading No two Scoliosis are the same
Can’t believe we are in June already. With everything happening around us, it seems like time…days….and months are just running together. While I talk Scoliosis and Migraines all the time to bring some awareness to these pains, June is awareness month for both. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that tends to happen just before puberty. It has been found to be most common in … Continue reading Bringing some awareness
During the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon this year, I was filming something special. The week of the race you are supposed to conserve your miles, rest, and taper. Not I! I was approached by ESPN Run to take part in a new episode of a program they were doing. I was their first episode and there are no words for how honored I am. I … Continue reading Running with ESPN Run
The runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon 2020 has come and gone! It is my favorite time of year because it’s my favorite distance to run and I get to see ALL of my favorite people!! I was more excited about this year because the course was completely different so I couldn’t wait to run it. The expo was fun because I was holding a giveaway … Continue reading Same runDisney Marathon, different course
So here we are…less than a month away from the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon weekend. Time has flown by! But I can’t help that my anxiety is through the roof! Running has been more than just a challenge lately. Just being able to survive each day has been the goal. But I have been able to get my runs in and able to hit those … Continue reading Oh what fun it is to run
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