“You are glowing.” “It’s so good to see that smile again.” “You just seem like a weight has been lifted off of you.” “I feel like I haven’t seen ‘Nora’ in three years.” “I feel like I got my wife back.” The last two weeks, these are just some of the phrases those closest to… Continue reading Changes
My posts have been less and less frequent on here over the past year. I've been through a lot. Not making excuses, just an explanation. When I write for this blog, I like to see myself as a tour guide... and maybe sometimes a life guard. I just want to help people. But you can't… Continue reading Rhythms
One of my favorite things to do when running is to sprint at the end... As I approach my distance or speed goal, I turn on the jets. On a treadmill, I tend to jog between 4.8 and 5.4, but when I sprint, I crank up that dial well into the 7s and even sometimes the 8s. At first my body screams, there is NO way you can sustain this for a minute... but I focus. I keep my head up. I count backwards in my head from 60. I focus on my breathing. I focus on the placement of my feet. And I smile from ear-to-ear as I cross that imaginary finish line and turn the machine back down to a walk.
The Winter Solstice is quickly approaching. On December 21, 2021 the sun will be the furthest away from us here in the Northern Hemisphere and we will have the shortest amount of sunlight. Other people refer to it as “the darkest day of the year.” I sat in a doctors office a few weeks ago… Continue reading The Light is Coming
Sorry. It's been a minute. I could fumble through excuses, life being busy, work stress, yada, yada, but let's just start fresh. Hi, I'm Nora. Let's catch up. There is much to share with you all, but let's just start here: We met up with our MS Running Team, Run a Myelin My Shoes, and… Continue reading Well, hello again.
***TRIGGER WARNING*** If you have claustrophobia or have never had an MRI, this is not the post for you. I have better posts on MRIs for you (just search MRI in the search bar). This one is not suitable for anyone about to get their first MRI. I don’t want to unnecessarily fill you with… Continue reading MRI Panic Attack
***DISCLAIMER*** I do not have a medical degree (shocker), so I cannot give you sound medical advice. I can only share my experience and encourage you to talk to your doctors if you have concerns. There is no substitute for amazing doctors. Also, TMI warning. I will be talking a lot about breasts. On Friday,… Continue reading Breast Surgery
As I've gotten older, one thing I've learned is to lean into people I trust to tell me what I need to hear, whether I like it or not. Don't misunderstand, there will always be people who want to tell you what to do and they won't always be people you trust... Make sure you… Continue reading Control Freak
What a difference a day makes. Today has been amazing. Let’s start there and take a second to celebrate that. I even ran a socially distanced 5K with my husband. We ran 1 mile loops so we could be close to home Incase we needed to bail early. It was not the 10K or the… Continue reading COVID Chronicles-Day 10
We should be in Indianapolis tonight. We should be doing interviews and having a pre-race banquet. We should be catching up with old teammates and meeting new ones. I should be in half marathon shape, ready to cross another finish line and cheer on my fellow MS runners and supporters as they finish their races… Continue reading COVID Chronicles-Day 9