Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I am new to this whole concept of blogging

but I thought I would give it a shot.

I just started running last year.  But have fallen in love with it.  I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006.  Soon after the diagnosis I decided I had to become as healthy as possible. I ate better and exercised more.

After a relapse in 2010 I decided to kick my cardio up a notch and start running. I had read some articles that said that exercise caused your body to release natural anti-inflammatories.  Since my immune system attacks my central nervous system and they use anti-inflammatories to treat my flare ups I thought it might help to increase my cardio.  My neurologist tended to agree.   I set my sights on the Disney 2011 Half Marathon and started training. 

I have never trained so hard in my life.  I battled some overuse injuries but came out on top.  I finished the Disney 2011 Half Marathon in 2:38:44 along with two of my best friends.  It was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.  I got a little choked up when I crossed the finish line.

I am going to be running the Disney 2012 Half again in January.  I have convinced a couple of my friends who are new to running to join.  I am very excited to train and share this adventure with them.

1 comment:

  1. What an inspiring story!! I love your attitude and dedication to not let your MS diagnosis bring you down. I'm a new follower!! :) I know you'll do great on your new half!