APPLEPIEDREAMS
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Big adventures in Denali Park July 2012



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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: 107,286

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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  • v PELESJEWEL
    emoticon Thank you so much for your support & cheer! Have an awesome Tuesday evening!
    44 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
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    idual.asp?gid=25339
    54 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    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!
    144 days ago
  • v SOMBERLOVE
    Hi there. Have an awesome week. emoticon
    162 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 worse.you have life.where there's life, there's hope.we also know prayer changes things..all of us who believe are praying for you!
    271 days ago
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