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)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Working hard

Saturday will be here bfore we know it. I've been working really hard to get myself in shape for the race. Running 3 mi, doing ewgobs of stairs, and today hill workout. I m sure this isn't gonna the easiest race I've ever ran. But it will be probably the most worked for in turn the best race ever ran by me. It will be a milestone that I will never forget. And I am so happy I get to share this experience with my awesome family <3.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

10 more days... there are 10 more days until the big day. The day I run a 5k in North Carolina. The day NBC comes and watches me run this 5k for their finish to my story. The day I prove....i don't know what I will prove - lol. All I know is since last wednesdsay I have only been able to accomplish 2 mi in a single run, with lots of walking involved. In fact, yesterday I RAN 1 mi then walked. Not really getting closer to my goal with this.

But today - today is the turning point in my training. The moment where the light switched on in my dopamine producing head and it occurred to me that I needed to step it up. So this is the day I RAN - no walking- 3mi! I felt great. My legs didn't fall off. I didn't collapse in a ditch. I didn't wander off into the weeds never to find my way back home because the birds ate my bread crumbs...none of these things happened. I proved to myself I can do it. It is definitely a mind over matter issue and today I realized I DO MIND, and IT DOES MATTER!

I even waved at a group of motorcyclist on my run. They of course must have thought I was insane because they didn't ackowledge my wave. I understand though. They didn't realize that like them, I was enjoying my freedom. My chains are gone. The Lord has set me free. PD no longer restrains me!

Monday, July 2, 2012

2 mi run...July 2, 2012

Ok, so...I have 12 more days till the race and today was my first no walk 2 mi run...YAY!! It is definitely alot of mental challenge as much as physical! I had to keep cheeriing myself on...come on angie, you can do it - lol

Funny thing....I had a dream the other day that I ran a 3mi run in 22:52 - wishful thinking right?! Well today, I ran my 2 mi run in .... u guessed it - 22:52! pretty creepy, huh. But I will tell u this, as slow as that time is, I found myself feeling just as triumphant as I did in my dream running 3 mi in that time.

Small accomplishment, but huge mile stone! So grateful God has given me the opportunity to find myself and enjoy these small things in my life all over again! It's not too often we get a second chance!!