My Story

I remain busy with other endeavors but the folks at the National Arthritis Foundation and the Racing for a Cure posted a note about my story. Click here for the note.

Beaten today but not tomorrow

I have been posting notes to this blog for about two years. For the most part, I have covered my running (the good, the bad and the ugly) and my battle with Psoriatic arthritis (which also has its own good, bad and ugly). I like to say to others that as I have written note…

Less stress = less pain?

Happiness does not depend on any external conditions… it is governed by our mental attitude. — Dale Carnegie #thinkingpositive in 2017 is my goal this year. Negative feelings will not be permitted and only positive thoughts and the accompanying attitude, will be permitted within my life this year. I am a strong believer in the…

Dangerous Games with Cookies and Snacks!

The holidays are a time of joy for most as presents are shared among friends and family, cookies are munched on, pies are cut and scooped and drinks are bountiful. It is a time of parties and events that occur on an almost daily basis (I have had 6 this year). They are of the…

Monday Musings: Break Throughs and I will not be broken

A few weeks back, I came across a note that was “exciting” to me. It concerned the discovery that doctors were closing in on a new treatment that shuts “off” the body’s defense systems. These defense systems are normally a good thing for normally functioning human body. Heck, our defense systems keep us from getting…

Living with Flare Ups

I have often commented on this blog about “Flare ups” and their effect they have on my running. One thing occurred to me today though as I hobbled through the lobby of my building after finishing up this mornings run – do the readers actually know what a “flare up” is? If you have Psoriatic…

Testing out the Joints

When I was first diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis years ago, only after a year of tests (while enduring pain), I discovered that it was a rare disease that caused many conserable pain. I would go on Facebook message boards to find out what was working to beat back the disease (as well as what was…

Tuesday Musings: PsA and the Great Stress!

Yesterday morning, as I swept through about 4 inches of snow off my car, I realized that my Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) was flaring. My wrist hurt with each twist movement and my knees ached when I bent down after dropping the snow scraper. The general movements that most of us take for granted (myself included…

The Unpredictable Battle from Within

If I were to sum up 2016 with one word as it relates to my running “odyssey” this year, it would be “frustrating.” Not “frustrating” with what I have accomplished (2 half’s and one full marathon plus an assortment of smaller ones) but frustrating based on the unpredictability of the injuries that have come my…

Running, the Gut and some perspective.

I completed the Newburyport Half Marathon on Sunday and tweeted the following It was “ok” because I did not attain a PR which was my goal going in. Yes, it was very windy and yes, I did not eat well all week leading into the race so in a way, not getting a PR was…

´╗┐National Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day is today!

Psoriatic arthritis is a diseases that is not as well known as other arthritic diseases you read about but the results of it are horrible and take a toll on people lives, both physically and mentally. Here is a brief description from WebMd I am affected by this disease and have been battling it for…

I Run for Hope!

A few days ago during a #Runchat, one which was dedicated to running music, one member of the twittersphere mentioned the song “I run for life” by Melissa Etheridge. I had never heard this song before and figured it was new and I had just missed it. But to much of my surprise, it was…