Welcome to MilesAndTrials. I have been reading running blogs for a while and honestly had no desire to start my own. That is until 2012 when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was then that I decided I wanted to share my journey with MS and the trials and tribulations to stay as active as possible as long as the good Lord will let me.
I live in Albuquerque and am a wife and mother of 2 who works full time and attempts to fit in exercise when possible (usually at 5:30 in the morning). I LOVE to run and started getting into triathlons after my MS diagnosis, even competing in Ironman triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and then “just” a marathon, 26.2 miles of running). As long as I can stay healthy and injury free, I hope to complete as many marathons and triathlons as my legs will carry me to.
I am far from a natural runner. I grew up hating anything to do with running and was not a very athletic child. As an adult I began to enjoy exercise and hiking, and somewhere along the way I actually started to like running. After years of off and on running due to injuries, having babies, and running a business, I am now happy to say that I have run consistently for the past few years. After being diagnosed with MS, I began participating in the annual MS 150 Mile Bike ride to raise funds and awareness for MS. After that, I just had to start swimming and before I knew it I was competing in an Ironman! Follow me on my journey to stay healthy and active while living with MS.
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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3