~ I met the love of my life in 1995 and, to this day, we still act like giggly school kids in love. We were married in Jamaica in 2005 and we renewed our vows in Bahamas in 2015. We wore the same exact wedding outfits for our renewal.
~ My mantra is “I do what I can and never give up.” I created it when my former neurologist told me to “lower my expectations.”
~ Due to MS, the neural pathway from my brain to my right foot is weakened. Consequently, I trip while running and must wear an ankle-foot orthotic to prevent falls. I finished the Carlsbad Half Marathon in 1/2007 with a time of 1:50:29. My goal was under 1:50, but I fell twice and after the second fall, the subsequent mile was 30 seconds slower because I was trying not to cry.
~ As of 6/2017, I have completed 56 marathons and 50 half marathons
~ I purchased a road bike in the event that someday I can no longer run. Since, I have participated in Bike MS 4 times in 2 states.
~ I am on the Pi World Ranking List for reciting π to 1,915 decimal places from memory in 8/2012. Due to cognition issue from MS, I no longer have the capacity for memorizing long strands of numners. However, I still love numbers and admire their beauty!
~ I lived in Seattle for three years and volunteered at the Northwest Chocolate Festival three times. It was the best job ever!