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)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Race called life

I enjoy running. I love how it makes me feel, I love the competitivness that rears it's head during a race, I love the fact that I can get more accomplished mentally in a short 1/2 hour run  than I can thinking and planning something for days! But what I especially love about running, is the finishline! Because although I love to run...I also hate it! All of the things I mentioned, I appreciate AFTER the run is over. During the run however, I am tired and far behind wishing that either I was 16 again, or a magic road would appear that would lead me straight to the finish line!.

Sometimes I think I live my life the same way. It's a love/hate kind of thing. Sometimes I look towards the finishline before I've even begun to enjoy the race. If I would just take a minute, slow down the pace and look at all the wonderful things around me, I may be able to enjoy the race whle i'm in it instead of when it's at it's end. The finishline is inevitable. You will reach it when the race is comp;ete, but until then, don't focus on the finishline - Live your life, Love the people around you, and laugh when all you want to do is cry! Then when you finish you can be proud of your accomplihments.

Don't ever give up, keep moving forward...SLOW and STEADY wins the race!

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