YEG MS episode 13: Andre- Andre Lessard, the Community Manager from Sport Check West Edmonton Mall, stops by to talk about his incredible journey which saw him lose 100lbs and qualify for the Boston Marathon. Inspiring story!
YEG MS episode 12: The Oilers Rig Live for MS & Kathleen- Dave Gordon of the Oilers Rig website quickly checks in to give us the run down on their MS fundraiser this Friday night at On the Rocks in Edmonton, Alberta. I also get the privilege of speaking with Kathleen; she is an MS Warrior from Calgary who is the first listener turned guest!
YEG MS episode 11: #RickRolling, a possible cure, and Fat Bikes for MS!- Mike and Molly from the Fat Bikes for MS event stop by and I talk about a possible cure and how I managed to #RickRoll myself.
I recently was informed that back in late November, my YEG MS podcast was named one of the, “best MS podcasts of the year,” for 2015 by Healthline. For a newbie at podcasting with no formal training, which I’m sure is obvious to my listeners, it was pretty cool to receive some recognition.
This is the first post I’ve written in 2016; I wanted to write a new post sooner, but I have been busy with training for the Really Long Run to End MS and suffering a bit of an extended holiday hangover. While I enjoy writing and podcasting, the holiday season was a needed break.
Training for the 2016 Really Long Run to End MS has begun in its’ official form. While I was running through the fall, those sessions didn’t follow the rigid structure required to pull off an ultra-marathon distance. These past two weeks since New Years have followed the official structure. The first week I wanted to punch myself in the face for agreeing to do it all over again; last week I felt powerful and ready to take on the challenge. What a difference seven days can make.
All the running has given me plenty of time to fixate on the video screen in my mind’s eye. It occurred to me the other day that November of 2016 will be the ten year anniversary of the big attack which lead to my diagnosis. I almost can’t believe it has almost been ten years.
If you live in the Edmonton area, register now for the FATBIKES for MS event on February 14th, 2016, at 10am!
YEG MS episode 10, the last episode of 2015 & Patrycia Rzechowka, the official spokesperson of the Johnson MS Bike, Leduc to Camrose- This is the last episode of 2015. In this episode I ramble about some things that are annoying me and I speak to Patricia Rzechowka, the official spokesperson of the Johnson MS Bike, Leduc to Camrose.
*this was published in the MS Canada Magazine, Fall-Winter 2015 (Alberta Edition)
On Remembrance Day 2006, I was at work. That was the Day the entire right side of my body went numb. Right away I was off to the hospital- I was worried I had a stroke. Instead I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.