anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic, panic attacks, Uncategorized

Stopping the sprint

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.

anxiety, Faith, grief, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

The Light is Coming

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

anxiety, COVID-19, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic, panic attacks, Running, Uncategorized

Well, hello again.

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.

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

My Sister

My sister, Randi, is five years older than me. We fought harder than any two sisters and we loved harder than any two sisters. We have been each other's champions and loved to annoy each other. We laughed and put on shows in our living rooms and made some epic Barbie movies together. It may… Continue reading My Sister

Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

Medication/Supplement Breakdown

***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 questions or concerns. There is no substitute for amazing doctors. This is my CURRENT run down of medications and vitamin supplements… Continue reading Medication/Supplement Breakdown

Faith, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic, panic attacks, Uncategorized

Miracle.

This tree in the parking lot of Kroger took my breath away today. I looked like a weirdo taking 1000 pics. I've struggled with how to put this story into words. If you grew up in a house like mine, you learned never to talk about good news because bad news was usually just around… Continue reading Miracle.

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Grief

Grief is weird. Can we all agree? Just when I think I’ve unpacked and healed from trauma long ago, something small triggers it and I find myself spending hours grieving, unpacking, and laying it all down at the feet of Jesus all over again. I don’t know what grief you carry. But just know, if… Continue reading Grief