Wednesday Walker Spotlight – Kinsella by Chris Scott Hello Walkers!! We are down to the wire, and are just about ready to touch down on the moon!! We need everybody to really kick in those steps so that we can make it to our goal. This week’s Spotlight Walker comes to us from The Rockin’ Weebles. I’d like for everybody to meet Kinsella. Kinsella is married and lives in Japan, where she is and English teacher at a Junior College. Here is her story… “Hello, my name is Kinsella. On my daily walks I usually take it slow so I… Read More »Wednesday Walker Spotlight – Kinsella
Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart Here we are again. I am sorry I wasn’t here last week. I have been in pain that has left me thinking about trying to stay motivated through the pain and how to keep mobile. I had intended to write about just that last week, staying motivated through the pain, but even I am having difficulty with that. I even asked some friends how they do it and the answers they gave me, at the time, didn’t seem to help. This week I went to physical therapy and we started talking about… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – April 8th
Yeah! It’s Monday and time for some more meditations on motivation. Every day on our road there is a group of ladies that walk past our house to the corner and back, being a country road that is really a distance, but they do it. That got me thinking about our walk and how we stay focused on moving when we’re alone. We have our team mates but even then they may not be in the same area. The Rockin’ Weebles, we’re world –wide and not everyone has someone in the same town let alone the same country. Jenna, our… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Week Four
Go to any sporting event and you’ll find them. They can be in a squad, dressed as a mascot, or even the fans organizing the wave – Cheerleaders! The eternal pep squad there to encourage the players to do their best and to get the fans engaged in the game, set, and/or match. They even have their own competitions and cheerleader fans. We on Team Rockin’ Weeble have our own fans and cheerleaders dedicated to pushing us to walk beyond what we believe we can do and reminding us why we are doing this. One in particular is Andrew “Tom”… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Week Three
Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart “They won’t be fools or be victims Or fall along the way. They fight for life, these large strong birds, They won’t let it pass them by. Examples in our life should be. To fly where Eagles fly.” -excerpt from “Where Eagles Fly” by Helen E. Payne Spencer, Cherokee Here we are, beginning another week of our journey. I have heard walkers say, “I’m not walking much” or “my numbers aren’t good”. Even I fell into this trap of self doubt when confronted by the millions of steps that Team Endurance… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Week Two
It’s MONDAY!!! Day 4 of our journey to the moon. Every journey begins with that first step. We are like children learning to stand; we need something to hold on to, to brace us as we pull ourselves up and get our feet under us so that we can take that first step. This walk, Walk Your A.S. Off, is our something sturdy, that we will be holding on to as we gain the courage to stand and then walk for ourselves, our friends, our loved ones, and those around the world who have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Raising awareness for a… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Week One
Hello there! I’m Heather Stewart. I am from Central New York and one of the proud captains of Rockin’ Weebles: Weebles Kick A.S. I grew up around A.S. My maternal grandfather had it and I never knew him when he didn’t have it. I could never understand why he couldn’t turn his head. I watched as his frame went from 6’3” to 5’6” due to the fused curvature of his spine. I also watched him continue to laugh, fish, camp, drive, and have a great time with his children and grandchildren. I grew up very active. I was a state… Read More »Heather Stewart's Musical Motivation Monday
We’d like to welcome Team Rockin’ Weebles! They are going to kick some major A.S.! Here is their logo we designed since they were team No. 3 to register and recruit 10 walkers! More info on how to get a team logo HERE. I adore their team name & the Rockin’ Weeble Penguins – with their little happy “Walk Your A.S. Off” feet™! They have a gear page on Zazzle as will all teams who register for the walk. If you aren’t one of the first 10 teams, don’t worry, we make you a nice Walk Your A.S. Off logo… Read More »Welcome Team Rockin' Weebles!