Rocky Mount, North Carolina | www.millchill.com
|Primary Discipline(s)||Road Running, Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga, Studio Fitness (Pilates, Barre)|
|Bucket List Race||Hiking in Peru|
|Favorite Picky Bars product||PB&J All Day Granola (with Ah Fudge Nuts bar 2nd)|
|Off-Day Activity||No off days since I have a run streak, but I enjoy reading|
You never know unless you try is sort of my ongoing mantra. Whether it's running a 3-day Trailfest event, auditioning to sing or be in a play, sticking with a running streak, or applying to be AmBADASSador, I gotta try.
Six years ago, days after completing my 12th and 13th marathons back-to-back weekends, my speech began to slur. Many tests and a couple days later I learned I have multiple sclerosis. It was a shock but I've continued to remain active. In fact I partially attribute the fact I am active to doing well as I have. I even ran my 14th marathon as an "up yours" to MS -- the New York City Marathon. I'm not going to let my MS stop me from seeking adventure and running races. In fact it has accelerated my desire to do all the things I may not get to do later. My friends have as much as called me a BADASS and one friend even surprised me with a shirt that read "ONE BAD MOTHER RUNNER."
My family started an MS fundraiser in 2015 (4-mile road race) so we can try to help find a cure. It's a reminder to be #MightyStrong. Website below for more info.
In addition to exercise I began eating a plant-based diet in 2019 (at the same time I started my run streak). That's how I ended up learning about Picky Bars (through the Rich Roll podcast). Changing my diet was another way to help combat my MS. I've been a loyal customer ever since that first Picky Bars box showed up.