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Monday Motivation – We Have Satellites!

Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart WYASO2014 to Houston, come in Houston. HOUSTON we have satellites! All of our lives we are surrounded by people; family, friends, co-workers, associates. We even have phrases like “circle of friends” to describe some of them. We place ourselves in the center and they surround us. Over the years some relationships burn fast and hot, others a slow burn while even others are strong and constant. They say that everyone comes into your life for a reason, the strong constant people, they are our satellites. You know who they are, they are with you… Read More »Monday Motivation – We Have Satellites!

MISSION TO MARS is ready to Blast Off

by Heather Stewart “MISSION TO MARS is ready to Blast Off”, is what Marc Goodwin of the Rockin’ Weebles: Weebles Kick AS told his long time friend. You see, Marc is a trail runner and his friend has AS so when Marc saw posts about the Rockin’ Weebles and Walk Your AS Off he decided to talk to his running friends about AS and see if they would contribute their steps to our Mars journey. Then he took it one step further… I am pleased to announce that this year participants in the Down To Run Endurance Challenge have the… Read More »MISSION TO MARS is ready to Blast Off

Team Spotlight – Walking Tall and Wright

Team Spotlight – Walking Tall and Wright by Joyce Lameire   Meet Gail Wright. She decided to form a team for WYASO because “I was diagnosed with AS in February. Upon receiving my diagnosis I started searching the internet for information, articles and ways to TAKE ACTION.” “I’ve always been involved in athletics….. I grew up going to camp so I rode horses, played tennis, water-skied, played baseball etc. I began running when I was about 40. I then turned my running/exercise into something more meaningful than just exercise for myself. I hiked Yosemite’s Half Dome to raise money for… Read More »Team Spotlight – Walking Tall and Wright

Wednesday Walker Spotlight – Gail Wright

Wednesday Walker Spotlight – by Chris Scott & Gail Wright Happy Wednesday everyone!! What a bunch of steppers!! The numbers I’ve seen rolling in are amazing!! We have almost walked around the world in a little over a week.. That was our goal for the entire walk just a few short years ago. You are all incredible!! Please share your story with us! Here is one of our incredible steppers! I’d like you all to meet Gail Wright, from Team Walking Tall and Wright.  This is her story…   “I’ve always been pretty athletic. Grew up going to summer camp and participating… Read More »Wednesday Walker Spotlight – Gail Wright

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Don't Ignore Those Nagging Pains!

Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley  We all perceive pain differently. Some of us also fit nicely on that little pain scale in the doctor’s office… (Although 1 looks a little too happy) And some of us use one all of our own.   They call this difference in all of us our pain threshold. How much pain we can endure before it gets to be too much. When it gets to that point, what do you do? Some people go see a doctor. Some of us, especially those of us with chronic illness tend to take something and… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Don't Ignore Those Nagging Pains!

Team Spotlight – A Bunch of A.S. Kickers

Team Spotlights – by Joyce Lameire A Bunch of AS Kickers was formed by Joyce Lameire out of New Mexico. She decided to get some of her co-workers to help her get some steps in order to make it to the moon! Joyce says “Most of the people who know me didn’t even know I had a disease until I started getting sick, and then it was difficult to explain to them what exactly AS is.” Joyce started with 7 people last year and is over the moon about the fact she has more than triple that this year “I… Read More »Team Spotlight – A Bunch of A.S. Kickers

Musical Motivation Monday – Hop Aboard The Starship WYASO2014!

Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart Greetings Earthlings! It’s Monday and we are just breaking orbit on our journey to Mars! That’s right, MARS! Last year we made it from the Earth to the Moon, this year we are beginning a longer walk. We don’t expect to make it to Mars in the next few weeks but we will get there eventually. So, everyone wants to know why Mars? The journey to Mars represents the average time it takes for someone with Spondylitis to be diagnosed and sadly that average is 10 years. This is one of the reasons why… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Hop Aboard The Starship WYASO2014!

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – I'm Here, Aren't You?

Wait… What?   Yes I’m here, aren’t you? What do you mean I shouldn’t be? Just because the walk is over doesn’t mean we don’t have things to talk about. I mean if you want I can go away… No? Okay. (Yes I really do talk to myself btw) Walk Your AS Off 2013 may be coming to a close with our final, and I mean the end all number for final steps (due by today) being anxiously awaited upon, BUT this doesn’t mean we can’t still talk. Or walk. Or run. Or cycle… You get the picture. Looks happy… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – I'm Here, Aren't You?

Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Where We Go From Here

It was a dark and stormy night…. That’s how a good story starts right? No? Awe nuts. I’ve been thinking things over for a few days, well actually a week or so… Here we are at week 10. THIS is it. Reaching the moon… I wanted to make this a special post, to really put an EXCLAMATION on this journey we have been on together. As we approach the moon, there are a few things we need to clear up about it. First, it is not made of cheese.   Trust me on this one. I would have been the… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – Where We Go From Here

Musical Motivation Monday – Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

Musical Motivation Monday – by Heather Stewart We are poised to leave our footprints on the moon. We will reach our destination but will we have accomplished all that we set out to do? We wanted to take steps to reach the moon but to also get people moving and raise awareness for AS. I think we have accomplished that. I know I talked to people I probably wouldn’t have about it by simply looking for a good quality pedometer. Also, I know there are some people who noticed my barrage of status updates recruiting Rockin’ Weebles who stopped me on… Read More »Musical Motivation Monday – Ain't No Stopping Us Now!