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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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    emoticon for reading my blog: "I am Over The Moon emoticon With Good News! .... I appreciate your comment and while i am not positive osteopenia is "reversible" per se' i am living proof significant change and improvement was made, and have met so many other ladies just through this blog that said likewise .... there's improved greatly. Best wishes to you!
    875 days ago
  • v ARMY_MOM17
    ..honey, don't give up..can not say I know how you feel, bkz i don't but we both know it could have been something far have life.where there's life, there's hope.we also know prayer changes things..all of us who believe are praying for you!
    1002 days ago
  • v GMADONNA70
    Congratulations on reaching so many points. You are a true Sparker!! emoticon
    1005 days ago
    emoticon for adding me as a friend!.....I added you too!.... emoticon
    1116 days ago
    Your daughter is adorable. My first grandchild just turned 4 months. It's so fun spending time and face timing with her! I love Coach Nicole videos, too. She got me back to exercise in 2009. I'm trying to eat foods with anti inflammatory benefits and have started meditating. I did give up processed refined sugar 16 months ago but only because I can't control my cravings for certain high sugar foods.
    1127 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/20/2017 1:14:53 PM
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