Thanks for visiting! I’m Angie– a wife, mom, puppy-chaser, sister and wannabe writer. I’ve been a runner for about twelve years. I’ve run a marathon, numerous half-marathons, 10ks, 5ks and 4-milers.. I’ve fought off plantar fasciitis in both feet. I’m currently shaking off stress fractures in my heel bone and tibia (September 2014.) I’ve trained, slacked off, sprinted and slogged. I love every mile but am quick to turn to the Dark Side (if you love snark, come find me about halfway through every long run.) Though it sounds ridiculous, I’m eventually thankful for every completed run and the chance to feel that high. Every run is a gift.
I recently set my sights on my first marathon, and I shared the journey here. I raised $2500 for the Spondylitis Association of American (www.spondylitis.org) and hopefully spread some awareness of my sister’s disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Are you a runner? A couch potato who wonders what it’s like training for a race? Someone who knows about or suffers from AS? A friend of mine or my sister’s? I hope that there’s something here for everyone. I will try to pass on the joy and humor in running, share information about AS and have fun along the way–for myself and for my sister.
If you can, let others know about this blog. Feel free to leave comments, advice and feedback. If you can, please read about Ankylosing Spondylitis, a disease that often takes years to diagnose. There is no cure for AS, and the damage that occurs from it can’t be reversed. Sufferers often deal with years of physical and mental pain looking for answers before finally finding a diagnosis. I hope that with greater awareness, the path to diagnosis and pain relief will be easier for sufferers. I hope and pray for a cure…for my sister!
Run, walk–protect your health as best you can. Give money to the cause. Glad you’re here!