Sunday, December 23, 2012

Suffer from chronic pain? Staying active anyway? We would love to meet you!

Are you a runner, cyclist, or competitor in in a sport? Do you have chronic pain from Arthritis, CFS, ME, Pots, Fibromyalgia or any other pain condition? It's sometimes hard for people to understand that what you do may be twice as hard, or take twice as long. Some may never grasp the sheer determination  and energy it takes just for you to keep up, never mind exceed any goals you may have set for yourself. Sometimes feeling guilty about being able to do so much is one thing I struggle with personally  I see every day people who can barely move and are in great pain and I hurt for them,and think of them all when I am running. I have worked hard for it, sometimes to point of tears, literally. Crying and running! But in the midst of feeling so proud is some sorrow and guilt,  knowing others may never get there. But each of us has our own struggle. And I am finding that being active makes my struggle  a little less painful and a lot more fun. We are looking to connect  with others in the same position. I started with my husband to try to bring together others like me, either to race together, communicate about struggles or just to know we are not alone out here on this journey.Whether you are in Texas, Florida, Canada, Massachusetts or anywhere we would love to connect with you and hear your story. Hear how you manage physical fitness in the face of chronic pain. What motivates you, how do overcome the temporary setbacks?
Find us. Join us. We would love to meet you!


  1. Bookmarked this page! Would like to hear more about your races and bouts with pain. I find it inspiring to see others stay active and really fight the pain. As a gout sufferer who can't give up the bike nor the running shoes, I find motivation in your posts. Keep it up and see you in the races!

  2. Fantastic! Thank You! You should check out on facebook and the website. There are a lot of us out there who cant/wont give up, even if we give in to a few bad days here and there. I'm heading over to check you out!