My Journey

Welcome to my page. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 4 1/2 years ago (just before my 33 birthday). This past year, a group of my friends, family, and I ran in an endurance run to raise funds towards awareness and finding a cure for this neurological disorder. This year, we would love to organize a race soley for this purpose. I will share my story as I try to run, and give you details on how our racing plans are going. Thanks for sharing my journey with me:o)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Need to get to running!

Well, it has been such a long time since I've ran. Last time I went out was on Thanksgiving for the Turkey trot...with a 30 min time...yucky. I went to see a specialist a couple of weeks ago and we are waiting to see if our insurance will approve botox in my foot. With my dystonia, it is making it really difficult to run at all. My toes cramp up and my whole foot turns inward and I end up gimping on the side of my foot. I actually had to have a preexisting pin removed from my foot because it was coming out on its own due to the way I have to run on my foot! Pretty crazy!

But, hopefully I will be able to go out once this weather breaks and get my run on! I'm hoping that if my foot problem gets fixed, I might be able to get back down to somewhat of a decent time. This 30 min 5k times are killing me. I know it isn't awful, but when your used to atleast 5 min faster, it's pretty disheartening. oh well. I will be positive cause I know the Lord is always in control.

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