Category: Rheumatoid Arthritis

We’re Halfway There, Livin’ On A Prayer

“Woahhhhh, we’re halfway there.  Woahhhhh, livin’ on a prayer!” Officially 20 weeks pregnant. Halfway to our due date.  Which also means: A pinterest board overflowing with ideas. Apps on my phone telling me the baby’s comparison to a fruit size along with other helpful…

Everything Worthwhile is Uphill

SO it has been a while since my last blog. Summer has come and gone, but it has left a quote, this blog’s title, that has become my personal mantra. A quote that has provided inspiration, motivation and encouragement through a summer that challenged…

Unfortunately. Fortunately.

Friday, June 13, 2014. I was sitting in traffic on the New Jersey Garden State Parkway on my commute home from work. Anyone who lives in New Jersey knows once Memorial Day hits, Friday rush hour gets even worse than it already is, with…

Keep On Grinding

Ever since I was a little girl, I was always a New York Mets fan.  I have so many memories going to Shea stadium and in 1986 (only 2 years old), I was there celebrating their World Series win! A New York Mets season…

Mental Toughness > Physical Strength

Physical Strength is defined as a state of health that allows a person to do daily tasks.  Physical strength is generated through muscles, the skeleton, tendons and ligaments all working together.  The amount of physical strength you have depends on how well they interact…

Day 50 – The RUNdown

Day 50. Roman Numeral L. The number of letters in “fifty” equals the sum of the digits in 50. 50 is also the sum of three square numbers: 3^2 + 4^2 + 5^2 = 9 + 16 + 25 = 50. Woohoo!  Hit 50…

Isn’t it Ironic?

“It’s like 10,000 spoons, when all you need is a knife.”  ~ Alanis Morissette Alanis might only have needed a knife in her song “Ironic”, but what I recently found out is that 10,000 spoons is a person with an autoimmune disease and chronic…

Confessions of an American RA Warrior

“Laughter remains one of the best tools I’ve had for dealing with RA, both physically and mentally.” Matt Iseman CONFESSION #1: The featured image is “FAKE NEWS.” CONFESSION #2: I secretly would love to be a co-host on American Ninja Warrior or definitely try…

No Crying Over a Flat Tire

“A negative attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere without changing it” ~ Anonymous This quote takes on multiple meanings for me and it just so happens it was literally and figuratively this past week. I have seen two different rheumatologists…

#AdvocateForArthritis and #RacinForACure

WOW! After last post, I can’t get over all of you who commented, liked or sent me personal messages. I can’t thank you enough and express how much I appreciate the responses. I had people all across the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom…