About Me

I’m Anna. I’m 34 and I live in Boston with my longtime partner and our rescued chocolate lab, Penny. My love for Boston runs deep and my favorite holiday is Marathon Monday (also known as Patriot’s Day which is a State holiday in Massachusetts). Some of my favorite things include yoga, kettlebell training, obstacle races, cookbooks, gardening, wine, the beach, and vinyl records. I’m a development and communications manager, but given the opportunity to do it all over again, I’d have gone to culinary school. But, since life doesn’t offer us do-overs, I’m a pretty badass home cook instead. Follow me on Instagram to see what I’m cooking this week!

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Sixhips&counting is provided for general informational purposes only and represents my personal experiences. The opinions expressed here are mine and not those of any advertiser, company, affiliate or group. I do my best to provide accurate information, but please understand that I am not a medical doctor or expert in the field. Please do not consider my opinions as substitutes for sound professional or medical advice.

6 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Hey Anna, Glad I found your blog. I’m from the Cape, sadly an ex-runner as well, driven away by RA. I was diagnosed just about a year ago and it’s been tough going, trying to feel my way though what comes next. Its nice to see though that I’m not alone. From what I read, you have been though so much and continue to battle, I’m sorry about that, but your experiences offer people like me some serious incite and comfort, thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for reading! We spent our summers in Eastham growing up and now my dad has a house in Falmouth – we are very much “Cape kids” as my mom used to say. And thank you for sharing about your own diagnosis. I was diagnosed so young that it’s hard for me to imagine what it would be like as an adult to try to adjust to all of the ways RA can change your life. It definitely can feel like a battle some days, but I have lots of good days too. Being able to share what I am going through here in this little corner of the internet has been a big help for me these past few months. It’s really nice to know that my words resonate with others. If you ever find yourself needing support as you navigate your illness, please don’t hesitate to reach out here. I’m always happy connect with others in this community.

  2. Hey Anna, I really enjoyed reading your blog. You sure have been through a lot so far with RA. I’m 31 and like you was diagnosed at age 11 even though I had symptoms long before. I’ve had one hip replacement so far at the age of 29 and it’s still holding strong. I live in Wisconsin but it would be nice if we could chat sometime.

    1. Hi Mallorie,

      Thanks so much for reading and for sharing about yourself and your RA! And congrats on your two year anniversary with your hip replacement – that’s always exciting 🙂 I love connecting with other people with RA, and the best way to reach me is usually on twitter at @sixhips or via email at anna.legassie@gmail.com.

      Happy Friday!

  3. Hi Anna,
    I alway love finding other fellow RA athletes. I’m from MA as well and love Spartan racing and after the Fenway Sprint in November I will have earned my double trifecta! I’m also a big fan of kettlebell and yoga training as you are too.

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