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)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update on my running

Went out a few times this week. Twice with Debbie and once by myself. The first run Last Friday went really well. I started taking Potassium to see if it will help with my dystonia, and it seemed to be helping somewhat because I didn't cramp until the very end, and it was minimal. I figure the longer I take it, the better it'll get. So yay for that!

When I went out by myself, I didn't have a very good run at all. I was late on taking my meds, and anyone who has witnessed Michael J Fox when he is on an "off time" with meds, knows it probably isn't a good idea to go running then! I got about a half mile in, and my body began twisting from the waist. not a pleasant experience, but totally a self inflicked problem! Meds on time is so key for a successful run!

Yesterday Debbie, Corey and I went out. It was an ok run, but I am beginning to realize that my runs are much better in warmer weather. It was pretty stinkin cold out yesterday!

I am really trying to get into good running shape for our race this year. I am almost certain the date will be July 10, held at Browns Farm. Going to be a gr8 time! Will keep you posted with all details as they unfold.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

First run for the year:o)

Sunday it was nice outside, so I went for a run. I did my usual start of the running season course...2 mi. I was determined to finish it - I'm sooo out of shape - so i ran pretty slow, but I made it. My foot wanted to cramp up, but I concentrated on hitting the pavement flat foot and it seemed to help. I am still waiting to hear abuot Asbury for our race this year...