anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

Let’s get real…

***DISCLAIMER*** This post details the specifics of my personal weight loss journey. If weight is a triggering subject for you, please consider skipping this post. A healthy relationship with food is something many of us have had to fight for and I would never want anything I say to cause you harm. And as I… Continue reading Let’s get real…

AML, anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic

JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!

How can it feel like this year has lasted 1000 months and flown by at the same time? My last check-up with my neurologist was in February, right before COVID and quarantine hit our state. That visit was a little disheartening and dramatic as we learned about a potential pituitary tumor (thankfully after a look… Continue reading JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!

anxiety, COVID-19, Faith, Family, food, joy, Marathon Training, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic, Podcast, Running, Weight Loss

Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!

On today's episode we talk about what we have been doing to choose joy in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. We also talk about an exciting event we have coming in September. Check out the Not Today, MS Podcast to hear today's episode and please visit the Run a Myelin My Shoes website for… Continue reading Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!

anxiety, Faith, Family, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, panic attacks, Running, Uncategorized

I refuse.

I refuse to become a pessimist. Even though I have been shocked and disappointed by people I loved and respected over the last couple of years... Even though my heart has broken over lost friendships and lost people. I refuse to change my "Pollyanna"/believe the best in people attitude just so I won't be heartbroken… Continue reading I refuse.

Faith, Family, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

COVID-19 and living with Multiple Sclerosis

I know. The last thing the world needs is MORE NOISE right now. Don't worry... I'm not here to debate or say anything negative. ALSO, as always, I'm not a doctor (shocker!) and anything I say here is simply my experience. PLEASE talk to your doctor... Or follow the guidelines found on the CDC or… Continue reading COVID-19 and living with Multiple Sclerosis

Faith, Family, joy, Marathon Training, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Podcast, Running, Uncategorized

Episode 20: Cheryl Hile’s Story!

We are honored to have Cheryl Hile on the podcast today. Cheryl can be truly defined as an MS Warrior and has had numerous accomplishments, including being the first person with MS to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 12 months. Cheryl is the founder of our running team, Run a Myelin My Shoes.… Continue reading Episode 20: Cheryl Hile’s Story!

Faith, Family, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

Just show up.

Everyone keeps asking me how I’m doing. This season of job change and taking on new volunteer responsibilities and all that comes with Fall and Christmas events—I appreciate everyone’s love and concern for me. They don’t want me to do too much. Multiple Sclerosis can be triggered by stress. And my people know that. And… Continue reading Just show up.

Faith, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Podcast, Running, Uncategorized

Episode 11: Heather’s Fight for Joy!

Heather Goodrich is a daughter of Christ, a wife, a mother, a grandmother (Nana) of six beautiful grandchildren, and a veteran runner with a marathon heart. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in June of 2012.  MS has left her with severe bilateral foot drop, occasional cognitive issues, and a constant fatigue that haunts her… Continue reading Episode 11: Heather’s Fight for Joy!

Faith, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

The Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Facebook Memories do an excellent job of reminding us of things we don't ever want to forget. Like moments like this that are forever etched in your memory. This night. This simulcast from IF:Gathering. If you have ever heard me speak and give my MS story, you will know this night. This is the night God… Continue reading The Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Faith, Family, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Podcast, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

Season 2 of The Not Today Podcast is live today!

On today’s episode I have the privilege of interviewing my beautiful wife, Nora. She is an amazing mother, writer, speaker and friend to so many people. Many of you listening are already familiar with Nora’s MS journey, but there is much more about Nora’s story you may not have heard. She grew up in a… Continue reading Season 2 of The Not Today Podcast is live today!