I haven’t brought you all a run in a while but here is a GOOD one and it involves DIAMONDS! I love this one because Diamonds are my birthstone! I’m an April baby and it makes me excited for this race for many reasons! I introduce you to The Endure Jewelry Diamond 10K, taking place on September 1, 2019. This race will be benefiting … Continue reading The Diamond run
“A lovely cheesy pizza just for me.” You remember some of the most infamous lines from one of the most memorable Christmas movies back in the day? I watched that movie a lot growing up and it’s such a fun one. You can’t think of Kevin McCallister and the Wet Bandits without laughing. All the pranks Marv and Harry had to go through just to … Continue reading Pizza and running…..yes please!
Today is Fibromyalgia awareness day. And as you know, I suffer from it greatly. I was diagnosed from it about 5 years ago but at first, I didn’t want to accept that I was sick with another illness besides Scoliosis. At first, my symptoms and pain wasn’t too dramatic or intense. Welp, that has changed a bit. What is Fibromyalgia? It is an invisible illness … Continue reading Running with Fibromyalgia
It’s that time again! When my two favorite world collide! Star Wars and running! This weekend it’s the return of runDisney Half Marathon- The Dark Side!! I WISH I were running all the races offered this weekend as per my norm, but my medical bills have really been piling up so I will only be running the half marathon. The Half Marathon-The Dark Side, offers a 5K, … Continue reading Thank you runDisney and Star Wars
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.
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
Another year is going, going gone. And I am not sad to see it go. 2017 gave me a shitload of challenges. And yes, they are continuing and probably the only thing I will carry on into the new year. Unfortunately my declining health is the ongoing problem I will always carry onto the new year for the rest of my life but each year … Continue reading Thanks for the lessons 2017
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
2017 has been ferociously mean, and yet I am grateful. I have learned lots through the months and the year is still not over. This year has not been my favorite, but that doesn’t mean that I am not grateful for it. We all know running in general isn’t easy, not even for the most talented, fit Olympian. Now throw people who have to fight … Continue reading Be OBSESSIVELY grateful