Faith, Multiple Sclerosis, Uncategorized

What’s it like to be a caregiver?

My husband, Brian, is my best friend and the most selfless person I know. I don't know how I would have been able to navigate the past three and a half years without him by my side. I've told him from the beginning that I wouldn't trade places with him for all the money in… Continue reading What’s it like to be a caregiver?

Faith, Multiple Sclerosis, Running, Uncategorized

If you didn’t know me . . .

If you didn’t know me, you might look at me and assume I have it all together. You might assume I am healthy. You might assume I have, and have always had an easy life. If you only knew me from things I post on social media, you might know my husband and I are… Continue reading If you didn’t know me . . .

Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

Tecfidera

***Let's begin this post with a little disclaimer... I'm not a doctor. I am not any kind of replacement for your neurologist's advice. This is my personal experience and hopefully by reading it, you will know what questions to ask your doctor. Whatever you do, get a neurologist you TRUST and ask all the questions… Continue reading Tecfidera

Marathon Training, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Running, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

Gym Observations in January

Dear girl at the gym at 5:30 am on a weekday, Good for you! I'm so glad to see you here! Congratulations on making a healthy decision for yourself this morning! I know just how hard it is to drag yourself out of bed this early. Your brand-new Nike shorts are super cute, but you… Continue reading Gym Observations in January

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

New year, new goals

I'm sorry. I've been pretty quiet on here for the past few weeks. I didn't send Christmas cards. I didn't go caroling or sign up for bell ringing with the Salvation Army. But you know what I did? I rested. I enjoyed my family. I cuddled up on the couch and baked cookies with my… Continue reading New year, new goals

I like foods, Marathon Training, Running, Uncategorized

So you want to train for a marathon…

A very, very, VERY novice runners guide to training and running your first marathon. First, GO YOU. Seriously, I know you're terrified that you've accepted the challenge, registered, verbally committed, etc. If you're like me, the decision was made a year in advance so I had a WHOLE YEAR to worry and panic :). Second,… Continue reading So you want to train for a marathon…

Marathon Training, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Running, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

Recovery

First, this is hilarious. And I promise, someday I'll stop talking about the marathon... but, it's time to talk recovery. I read several articles about what to do in recovery. How your body reacts after you ask it to run 26.2 miles. How you go through a bit of a let down. How it's much… Continue reading Recovery