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Forum: MS Fitness 05-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By garyp
I am relapsing/remitting

cl3me:

I am relapsing/remitting. Yes, am more prone to exercise induced tiredness post relapse. I had a relapse over the new year, and still get tired more than I used to now. Each relapse takes...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-05-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By garyp
Active MSers in AR, DE, ID, LA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, WV, WY?

ActiveMsers in AR, DE, ID, LA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, WV, WY:

I am part of a global group of MSers and their supporters called "Run A Myelin My Shoes" (RAMMS). We participated in in-person or virtually...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By garyp
Some thoughts....

Emily:

I am part of a global group of MSers and supporters that participate in-person or virtually in marathons - or a shorter event associated with a marathon such as a marathon relay.

As we are...
Forum: General 01-31-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By garyp
Participating virtually

BabyEmily:

"Virtual participation" just requires you to be added to our list of participants - and then you select your own event to participate in. That can range from a walk in your neighborhood...
Forum: General 01-03-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By garyp
Want to be involved in a global MS event?

Fellow MSers:

In 2018, I was part of a global team of 96 MSers and their supporters called "Run a Myelin My Shoes". We came together either in person or virtually to participate in the Detroit...
Forum: General 07-01-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By garyp
Any activemsers in South America?

I am part of a team of 31 MSers planning to participate in the Detroit marathon on Sunday October 21. Some of are doing this as a 5-person relays. Some doing the 5k. Some doing the half marathon....
Forum: MS Fitness 05-07-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,430
Posted By garyp
Update

Veronica:

I do have a minor goal for this year which is part of a bigger goal of about (so far) 20 other MSers....participating in some way in the Detroit Marathon on October 21. Some are doing the...
Forum: MS Fitness 04-13-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,430
Posted By garyp
My training goal for the year....

Am a little late to announcing training for the year!

For each calendar year, I like to set myself a goal of a major event/exercise thing. Then I tell my friends others - which keeps me on task to...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-22-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,333
Posted By garyp
Who wants entry fee paid and be coached for the Pikes Peak Ascent this year?

Who wants to run the Pikes Peak Ascent (a half marathon up to the summit of Pikes Peak) on August 18 this year?

Fellow MSers, a team of MSers is in the process of being formed to patriciapate in...
Forum: General 03-17-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By garyp
My soap box....

Very well stated Dave. It needs to be said.

I am unfortunately one of those who tell MSers who are considering which treatment option to take (and are hesitating because of side effects) that it is...
Forum: General 12-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By garyp
Want to be a "sponsored athlete"? Organization looking to sponsor 13 MSers.....

Fellow MSers. I heard this week about a wonderful opportunity specifically for those living with MS. I heard about this opportunity from Kelly Williamson, a professional triathlete who has helped...
Forum: General 10-20-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,760
Posted By garyp
Had to read this to get to the metaphor....

...the mention of the constipation metaphor forced me to read this. Just had to. Ok, would probably have read it anyway.

Trust that getting up to the Sun Temple at Machu Picchu on your backside will...
Forum: General 09-27-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By garyp
Travel is all about the planning....

Wow! Packed from first line to the very end with great advice on how to plan for and execute travel with MS. For that matter, is full of good travel planning advice even if you do not have a...
Forum: General 09-16-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By garyp
Cheryl completes goal!

Just finished! 7 marathons on 7 continents in 12 months!

https://www.facebook.com/HangerNews/
Forum: General 09-14-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By garyp
Interview with Cheryl Hile - 7 marathons on 7 continents in 12 months

Cheryl Hile lives with MS. She is attempting to
run a marathon on every continent within one calendar year. On Sunday she will run in the 7th and last marathon of this venture in Sydney, Australia....
Forum: MS Fitness 08-07-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,245
Posted By garyp
Motivation

"the importance of seeking cost-effective ways to maintain motivational support was implicit in participant responses"

People will ask me what type of exercise is best for MS. I always tell them...
Forum: MS Fitness 07-06-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 33,617
Posted By garyp
My two physical goals for this year...

The first was to run a marathon - did that in January in a cold temperature. Took 7 hours...but who cared how long it took, just wanted to finish.

Second goal - completing the Pikes Peak Ascent half...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-21-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,894
Posted By garyp
Exercise works - an inspiring story...

Just saw this on everyday health. Had to share. Story of Eleanor Pendergraft, diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 1974 (put her children in foster care anticipating a tough road to death 5 years...
Forum: General 03-26-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,295
Posted By garyp
Anyone ever tied "Arctic Cool" shirts?

Claim is that that the shirt provides a cooling effect when you sweat - the more you sweat, the cooler it gets.

I have tried...how effective has it been? Does it stay cool as you sweat, or at some...
Forum: General 03-22-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,727
Posted By garyp
Surprised by these results...

So, did a presentation recently with one of the world's foremost experts on MS and physical rehabilitation. Her first slide - "exercise is the closest thing we have to a magic pill". Until recently,...
Forum: MS Fitness 02-13-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,633
Posted By garyp
Responses to Suebee questions...

Sorry for the delay in response Suebee...read it, intended to respond but then completely forgot about it. Can I blame that on MS cognition issues :)

To answer your questions as best I can...

Fast...
Forum: Dave's SCT Journey 02-02-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,221
Posted By garyp
What is you status compared to this peer group Dave?

Dave - if you have posted in this topic recently, my apologies - missed that memo :)

I seem to recall that about a year or so ago yoe reported that the benefit from this line of treatment was...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-23-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,633
Posted By garyp
Update

Suebee et al:

So, for my last post - expressed that while I was definitely stronger my muscles were fatiguing more quickly....and that I would report back again after I hit the longer running...
Forum: MS Fitness 12-15-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,633
Posted By garyp
Update

Suebee et al:

My apologies for not reporting back sooner on this.

My planned FES sessions completed a couple of weeks ago - wanted to provide some time between the last session before reporting in...
Forum: General 12-03-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,468
Posted By garyp
Who says things not possible in a wheelchair....

Dave - when I saw this, just made me smile from ear to ear...well, not exactly but you get the idea. A great testament to just refusing to let the restrictions which come from MS prevent you from...
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