Learning to Celebrate Myself (Again.)

Last Sunday my friend Kate, of Kate the Almost Great, featured me in her blog’s “Spoonie Spotlight.” If you’re not familiar with the term, “Spoonie” refers to someone living with a chronic illness, and it comes from the popular “Spoon Theory” by Christine Miserandino (you can read it here). Kate uses this section of her blog to quite literally shine a spotlight on and raise awareness for those of us living with chronic illnesses.

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Race Recap: The Color Run

When I went back on Methotrexate in April, one of the first things I did was to look at my calendar for upcoming races that I was signed up for. As part of my goals for the new year, I committed to myself that I would run 3 races this year: mud runs, fun runs, obstacle races – basically whatever me and my bionic hips could manage. I kicked off my race season in April with Muckfest MS and last Sunday I rocked The Color Run.

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Stronger Than RA

Over the years I have always struggled to find the right balance when it comes to exercising with my RA. I tend to live in extremes: not exercising at all OR pushing my body waaaaay past its limitations. In fact, it’s only been very recently that I have conceded to myself that I am no longer a runner (more on that in a future post). But in October of last year, I hit my rock bottom. I hated the way I looked and felt, and I knew that I had to make some serious changes. Continue reading “Stronger Than RA”