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2016; The countdown to a decade of decadence

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 …

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Why?

In case anyone was wondering, this blog hasn’t simply turned into a conduit for the YEG MS podcast. I still intend to write as before, but the summer has been busy and learning how to produce a podcast was a bit of a learning curve. I was asked the question twice over the summer about …

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YEG MS Podcast Episode 3; Support Groups, Heat, and Dave Gordon

  This is YEG MS Episode 3. YEG MS is an Edmonton, Alberta, Canada based podcast focussing on multiple sclerosis. In this episode I talk about MS Support groups, how heat  and temperature affect MSers, and feature my conversation with Dave Gordon. Dave is a local Edmonton Oilers blogger at the OilersRig.com. Dave was diagnosed with …

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Personal “Stanley Cups”

**This was originally posted on the Oilers Rig website earlier today (by me). I felt that I should post it here too, since not everyone who reads this site would have seen it at the Oilers Rig** While most of us weren’t fortunate enough to be blessed with the life of a professional athlete, there …

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“Shut The Front Door!” and there are good people everywhere

  “Shut The Front Door!” and there are good people everywhere- The image above is the text message my mother sent me when I informed her we had reached $20,000 in fundraising for the Really Long Run to End MS (which I run this Saturday). Her exasperation was mirrored by my own. I’m still in disbelief that …

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Training; the first two weeks

Training; the first two weeks- In the fall I had been training for my “Really Long Run to End MS,” but it was looser (i.e. much easier for me to justify taking a day off). Now, with 18 weeks to go until the bug run, I don’t have the leisure of taking unscheduled breaks. I’m …

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Training with Multiple Sclerosis

Training with Multiple Sclerosis– If you read this blog or you know me personally, you are probably aware that I’m training to run 85 kilometers in a single day to raise money for the MS Society of Canada. I trained to run half marathons before, but training to run 85K is altogether different. It is the …

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