Back in January as I prepared for joint surgery number ten, I scheduled a fitness photoshoot with Jess McDougall Creative to memorialize the results of months spent training in an effort to go into my knee surgery as strong as physically possible. The gym also became my place to cope with the rage I felt going into yet another surgery just four months after having wrist surgery in October of last year.
It’s day 5 of RA Blog Week, and we’re talking about exercise! If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out by now that not only do I love exercise, but I’m also very passionate about the amazing impact it’s had on my life this past year.
Day 2 of RA Blog Week and we’re talking about managing RA fatigue – as in how do you do it? I’ve learned over the years that managing my RA-related fatigue is both proactive and reactive. On the days that I’m well rested and have more energy, I do things that will make my low energy/high fatigue days easier to cope with.
In the court of public opinion, the topic of tattoos is deeply divisive. Thankfully I think that the general attitude towards them has improved dramatically since I got my first one 14 years ago.
When Vin and I first met working at the front desk of Marriott’s Custom House back in 2008, it was NOT love at first sight – a fact that is well documented on the archived email servers at Marriott. After who knows how many shifts spent in relative silence with one another, it eventually came to light that we were both huge Bill Simmons fans. Every Friday around noontime, Simmons would post his newest column to ESPN’s page 2, and Vin and I would email back and forth our favorite comedic excerpts.