30 Things About My Invisible Illness

Back in 2009 I participated in the Invisble Illness Week 30 Things Meme, sharing about my invisible illness, CMT. Although the 2013 Invisible Illness Week happened in early September, I wanted to refresh my answers in honour of CMT Awareness Month. 1. The illness I live with is… I have two “invisible illnesses”. I have […]

Nothing Is Wrong With You

You look fine, so nothing could be wrong with you. The medical report said you are managing your condition well, so nothing is wrong with you. You don’t look sick, you must be faking it. Source Time and time again those of us living with an invisible illness hear these words. And each time it […]

The Paratriathlete Diaries: Weddings & Shoes

This post is one of a series I call “The Paratriathlete Diaries” – in the series I hope to take a regular look at the random things that happen in my life as an athlete with challenges. Any ideas, questions, or suggestions throw them my way. I would like to use this feature as a […]

5 for Friday

It is the first Friday of SEPTEMBER.  September!  Can you believe how fast time has flown this year?  At least it has for me.  I had lunch yesterday with a friend and she pointed out to me (rather poetically) that as we age time concertinas.  Like an accordian, time compresses and passes faster as we […]

Life in the “Off Season”

So after one week of doing absolutely NOTHING (well, except for sleeping, eating, enjoying some wine, and sleeping some more) last week was a “re-entry” of sorts—back into a more “business as usual” life on both the work AND working out front. I headed to Tokyo for a swift business trip last week.  48 hours […]