Exactly what is the point . . . Today was a day where Kelly had some friends coming in for a visit to see Sky that I was also going to visit with for the day.  Although excited, this would adjust my “warrior” plans because we can’t expect two adults and a six year old to take a two hour nap every couple of hours, so I can get my exercise-on without missing out on anything. . . What did occur was a full cardio dvd from the Insanity Program this morning before their arrival. Upon their arrival we had an incredibly satisfying visit, we shared some time in the backyard pool and then the boardwalk; remember when Kelly was pregnant and needed her “Sams” pizza?  Pregnant or not this is a tradition to her, my girl LOVES her pizza and as beautiful as she is, eat on!!!

What is the point of today . . . I am in the process of putting together a flyer to leave at local businesses regarding the fundraising aspect of http://www.JoinAJ.com for both Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, with the few short minutes I have before I get to go cuddle with my Queen on the couch to a movie here is some information you might find as compelling as I did myself regarding why I am so interested in putting myself through the pains of the training and then to complete a full 26.2 mile Marine Corp Marathon and the 100 Mile City to Shore Bike:

Copied directly from Parkinson’s Disease Foundation:

Note from PDF: If you would like to know more about this topic than appears below, join us on Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 PM ET for an online seminar, “Understanding the Progression of Parkinson’s.”

The progression of Parkinson’s disease varies among different individuals.  Parkinson’s is chronic and slowly progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over a period of years.  Parkinson’s is not considered a fatal disease. And the way that it progresses it different for everyone:

  • Movement symptoms vary from person to person, and so does the rate at which they progress.
  • Some are more bothersome than others depending on what a person normally does during the day.
  • Some people with Parkinson’s live with mild symptoms for many years, whereas others develop movement difficulties more quickly.
  • Nonmotor symptoms also are very individualized, and they affect most people with Parkinson’s at all stages of disease.  Some people with Parkinson’s find that symptoms such as depression or fatigue interfere more with daily life than do problems with movement.

Understand yet?  My grandfather has been diagnosed and since starting this journey I have met a fellow swimmer who shared a story about her sister then on the contact page, Kay shared her story.  With your help we can make a differance.

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