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)

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!


  1. Awesome! You WILL do this. I won't wish you luck... your success will come from a higher power.

  2. Very cool! My brother in law has early onset parkinsons and I was researching to find local races (in NC!) to participate--So glad I found your blog, you can do it!