Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)


Now running for sponsors, thanks to Charity Miles

I don’t run fast, but I am running farther every day. Yes, I am still trying to kick MS to the curb, and so far, I am still at it.

The long-range goal still stands. God willing, I will run a half-marathon by the end of the summer, and aim for the big beast in 2016. (I almost shudder to name it, but I am praying and pounding pavement with that end in mind.)

As of today, every mile I run is sponsored for charity. At this point, the miles raise funds for Special Olympics. That’s a wonderful cause, and I am pleased to support it. 

However, I have asked the kind folks at Charity Miles to consider adding the National MS Society to their supported charities list. If they will add the National MS Society, I will switch over.

Hey, it’s personal.

It costs nothing to sign up for Charity Miles. It’s a free smartphone app, which tracks the miles (when activated) by GPS. This morning, my sponsor was Timex.

Charity Miles also has a Facebook page.

My multiple sclerosis symptoms seem to attack me in waves that can be wholly unpredictable. Fatigue and vertigo are the biggest baddies for me. There are days when even walking is a challenge. Other days, I can pound out several miles in a jaunt.

I am hoping the charitable sponsorship thing will load me up with extra motivation, especially on those days when it all comes a little (or a lot) harder.

Having been diagnosed many years ago with MS, I am extremely grateful to be walking and running and moving well most of the time. I respect and honor others who are also fighting the MS battle and particularly those who carry harsher MS burdens each day.

For many MSers, rising to face each day is a form of marathon all its own.

Boom. Let’s kick MS to the curb – however we can.
Charity Miles,
Special Olympics &
 Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
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  1. You are one of the people who inspire me every day. I hope Charity Miles can add the MS foundation for you.

    1. Thank you! Back at you on the inspiration!


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