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Just a few weeks until I get to cross the 150 mile finish line again! I'm beyond proud to be a part of something so powerful. To support my ride, and a WORLD FREE OF MS, follow this URL: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/MNMBikeEvents?px=14969076&pg=personal&fr_id=28105 #ms150ready 🚴🏽‍♀️☀️💪🏼 #nationalmssociety

Even the @mssociety staff is getting muddy to support the end of MS. #mudzone #muckfestms #mudrun #nationalmssociety #nationalmssocietysf

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month! I'm reusing this pic I took last year with my MS Awareness band. Most of you know I have MS and I'm thankful that I haven't had a relapse since my diagnosis almost 4 years ago. If you don't know what MS is there's lots of information on NationalMSSociety.com ❤️ Educate yourself, participate in a charity run or donate and one day we will find a cure ❤️ #msawarenessmonth #multiplesclerosis #nationalmssociety #mswarrior

Once a year I put on a kit and raise money for MS. Wanna throw a few bucks my way and help out? Link in my profile. #bikems #bikems2017 #nationalmssociety

Shaking it up with bartender Adam @greatgatsbyclt kickoff party @barreledcharlotte🍸#greatgatsbygala CLT #barreled Charlotte #adamisawesome #nationalmssociety #speakeasy

View from the stage at #walkmspittsburgh with @millgrovescrossing this morning. @mssociety #nationalmssociety

On Saturday a few of our lovely team members participated in the Cavern Crawl, a local 5k fun run that raised almost $5000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! How great! 💚

#caverncrawl #nationalmssociety #naturalbridgecaverns

My momma is #strongerthanMS
She has been living with MS for 13 years, and she is my constant inspiration to "just keep swimming". Always facing the unknown - she is the braver than most🔸🎗💛#worldMSday #strongertogether #nationalmssociety


Thank you everyone for all of your support!! I have met my #BikeMS fundraising goal and look forward to participating in this amazing event in September! #multiplesclerosis #NationalMSSociety #WavesToWine

if you'd prefer i don't die young... 2 more days 100% to research. #FUCKMS #jewishguilt #nationalmssociety

Eyes on the finish line. Keep movin'!

Who's coming out for a beer this Friday?! I'll be guest bartending from 6-7 PM!

#nationalmssociety #nmss @thegrowlerhouse

save my eyesight! keep me out of a wheelchair! donate to research 100% until july 28th! #FUCKMS #jewishguilt #nationalmssociety

Sooooo..... I am super excited to share that I'll be participating in the Waves to Wine Ride 2017, this September! One weekend, about 100 miles, and money raised to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in their mission to find a cure. Please visit my fundraising page for more information:
#WavesToWine #NationalMSSociety #ridingforacure #fundraiser

Shaking it up with bartender Adam @greatgatsbyclt kickoff party @barreledcharlotte🍸#greatgatsbygala CLT #barreled Charlotte #adamisawesome #nationalmssociety #speakeasy

🚲🚲🚲I'll be riding in the Buckeye Breakaway next month with an amazing team raising money for MS. If you'd like to donate, please 👉🏻click the link in my bio! 🚲🚲🚲
#bikems #buckeyebreakaway #buckeyebreakaway2017 #cycleforacure #cycling #cyclingforcharity #ms #nationalmssociety #multiplesclerosis #charity #cyclingfundraiser #msfundraiser #rideohio #cyclinggoals #bicycle

As little as a few months ago I started to notice my left arm not moving like it used to. Delayed movements, numbness, my fingers now crunched up into a ball. I thought "nah, my back is probably out or something".
Deep down though I knew something wasn't right . So after some doctors appointments and a spontaneous trip to Ireland, I came home to the results I kinda knew all along. I have a lesion on the right side of my brain AKA Multiple Sclerosis. Now this isn't a "woah look at me, feel bad for me" post . This is the exact opposite. After keeping my diagnosis quiet, and struggling to even walk to the mail box tonight, I thought it was a good time to share. We all look perfect and exciting in our Instagram and facebook posts, but let's be honest, I'm sure everyone is struggling with something. I have come to the slow realization that I'm not going to let my disease define me. What I do hope is that talking about it gives someone the courage to reach out and ruin there "social network reputation" because guess what, you're going to be OKAY.
Get a support group set up, get your family educated, celebrate when you get out of bed in the morning . Whatever obstacle you're facing behind that phone, you got this .

So ya, that's all I wanted to say. Keep eating pizzas and drinking wine for me {just because I post about it every day, doesn't mean I can actually eat it}.✌🏼️💕 #getreal #positivevibes #positivethinking #multiplesclerosis #nationalmssociety #livingwithadisease #summer17 #edmonton #yeg #yeggers #positiveenergy #happiness #lifeafterdiagnosis #findingjoy #smallthings #carbs #pizza #winewednesday #yyc #calgary #alberta #canada #travel #travelgram #lifetip

Today I hopped on the bike after not having a chance to ride for the past two weeks due to just being really busy. I told myself before the ride that I was going to ride 20 miles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I got to mile 6 and I honestly was just not motivated. So, I turned around to begin my ride back and figured 12 miles was good enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I got to where I needed to turn up a hill I decided to just keep going forward. I changed screens on the GPS so I wouldn't be looking at numbers and I would just keep going. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I got to the end of the trail I figured that would be good, but instead of just going back the way I came I went into downtown and made a big loop to come back to the trail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now I was ready to actually finish up my ride as I felt accomplished, but I had to muster up a little more motivation to go up a hill I have never gone up before. For those of you local that see this post, you know how awkwardly long the 140th hill from Maple Valley Highway to Fairwood is. I am proud to say that I was able to ride up the entire hill after overcoming the mental obstacle at mile 6. I had to duck into the two neighborhoods on the right to give me a little breather, but I am certain I'll be able to ride up the whole thing soon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I ended my ride at 20.15 miles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I kept going today because this two word phrase, although not related, reminded me why I ride. I am riding for a cause. I am riding to raise awareness. I am riding to help find a cure. I am riding for those who cannot ride. I am riding for my friends, family and any stranger that has MS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Forever Forward. Those two words can mean anything, and that meaning can change on a daily basis. Today, those words meant that I couldn't quit on my goal because I have a larger goal.

Hey guys! If anyone is able to help, we are in need of donations/sponsers or even walkers! For the 2017 Southern California MS walk!💜🏃We're fighting for a tremendous cause that helps people with multiple sclerosis live and thrive! 🌅Check out our charities page in our website nixons-oak-treehouse.com for more info; such as dates, location, how to donate, volunteer, and more! Or you can go directly to nationalmssociety.org 👆Our team here at Nixon's Oak Tree House is registered under "The Jimmy James Show" ⭐Any amount donated is greatly appreciated!💗Thanks and have a great day!!

Some hungry #donors here at the @Peco Pedalers water ice fundraiser to benefit #bikemscitytoshore #bikems #nationalmssociety

Hanging out with the @PECO Pedalers for their Water Ice Fundraiser to support #bikems #bikemscitytoshore. #peco #pecoconnect #nationalmssociety

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