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My daughter and me in May 2017.

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Finishing the Firecracker 4K for the third year in a row with my daughter!

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Yep. I am back again. I am still occasionally bitter about the random, rare, chronic autoimmune disorder that derailed my running over six years ago. That being said, it has also made me a much more grateful, empathetic, insightful person for which I am well, grateful.

My arthritis started flaring again back in January and I have been working with my rheumatologist to change drugs, get on prednisone, get off prednisone, and try and get back to a life where pain and fatigue don't dictate my days.

I am getting there. Slowly. For various reasons, one being skepticism and another being petulance, I have resisted making any kind of commitment to more holistic remedies to help me such as an anti-inflammatory diet, meditation, or regular yoga practice. But moving forward with those things, taking baby steps and seeing what works and what doesn't, could only help. It is not like eating less refined sugar and more kefir is going to make bad things happen to me. And exploring these things fit into my goal of learning new things.

So that is where I am at. More details will be in my blog.

Member Since: 3/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 128,184

My Goals:
To love physical activity again.

To learn new things.

My Program:
"The more I run, the more I want to run, and the more I live a life conditioned and influenced and fashioned by my running. And the more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am." --George Sheehan, M.D.

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    Welcome to the team APD
    Glad to see you are taking an extra step for a healthy lifestyle.
    Always remember half the fun of setting goals is reaching them, and I hope with us you will be motivated and continue together for a successful year.

    See you in the threads

    Your Team leader of 2007 Float like a Butterfly birthday challenge
    5006 days ago
  • v STARDUST53
    Hello my quit-twin, APPLES! We have together journeyed down the “I quit” path and are successfully heading towards a completion of a year! Well in four months . . . I know, I know, but I am looking at this very optimistic! We are going to make it and it is for me the next BIG day to aim towards!

    Now concerning SparkPeople . . . I hope you get as much out of this site as you have Quitnet. For myself, I have worked out most of the emotional stuff that had to be dealt with here, more than I ever did at the Q. Probably because there is not a limit on journaling here at SP and there is at Quitnet. Anyways . . . glad you are here. Lurk around my journaling behind my SparkPage anytime you want. Let me know if you need any support while losing or keeping your weight maintained. I am here!
    5068 days ago
  • v no profile image POIFECT_NOT
    welcome to spark people and the no more smoking team get ready for a life altering experience

    5084 days ago
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