Hello and welcome to Fitness Fridays!!. My name is Helgi Spencer Olafson and I am an amateur endurance athlete, health activist for A.S., highly skilled executive chef, and a “Jack of all trades.” I love mother nature and everything she has to offer. I am excited to be able to train to become a professional triathlete on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. Most of all, I am excited to be able to share my experience with this paradise with everyone in this Challenge. I ask only one thing from my audience: If you become inspired to make positive healthy changes to… Read More »Helgi Olafson's Fitness Fridays & Twitter Chats
A Blog Carnival is a blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic. We wish to share the many amazing ASer blogs here during Walk Your A.S. Off & we’ll have 4 carnivals & topics to share your blogs & sites with our worldwide audience. Feel free to submit a new blog post or a post you’ve done on this subject before. Our primary walk goal is to raise awareness and your words & efforts are so important to doing this because you share what a life with AS is like. Also – we have three dates we are… Read More »AS Bloggers Carnivals During Walk Your A.S. Off!
Wednesday Walker Spotlight: Chris Scott by Chris Scott Hi, I’m Chris Scott. I am from McConnelsville, Ohio, where I live with my wife Carol and our Miniature Schnauzer, Kadie. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Spondylitis in 1999 and we’ve been waging a war on AS since. Like most of us, when I heard the words along with “No Cure” I thought, “well this is it”. But never being a person to take anything at face value, I went to work to find out everything that I could about this stuff and I brought my Rheumy along for the ride. I am… Read More »Chris Scott's Walk Your A.S. Off Wednesday Walker Spotlight
Let’s not just talk the talk about needing there to be more awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis. In order to take great strides to make a difference we need people to walk the walk! This walk is not about individual contributions (personal goals are awesome) but we make an impact together. We have a HUGE goal this year so here are a few Facebook Covers to get a few more people on board! Facebook Timeline in Red (click on image to get full size then right click on it to save it to your computer & upload) Facebook Timeline… Read More »Let's WALK the WALK
One of the three main goals of our walk is to broaden general awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis & the related family of diseases. And, as you all know, sometimes this feels like a Mission Impossible. We’re going to turn that thinking on its head and make it Mission AWARENESS! With your help we will be posting “Take Action” & “Mission Awareness” posts & images and concrete actions that you can take to help us with our collective goal. With this in mind we are looking for people who want to take a special part in helping us raise the roof!… Read More »Mission AWARENESS: Walk Ambassadors!
Fitbit Gear Review by Tony Southcotte I’m a very lazy man, especially when I can get technology to do the work for me. This is where the Fitbit comes in. A Fitbit is a small device that connects to your belt, bra strap or really anything it can clip too. The device itself is a pedometer, but it has many more features than that. On the Fitbit itself, you get an easy to read display and a button. The first screen is your steps, then other statistics, such as stairs climbed or overall activity level. The Fitbit has an… Read More »Tony Southcotte Reviews Fitbit & Announces Crossover Team Fitbit
Well – we would love to see your creativity! We have already had some fantastic awareness posters for the walk being made and we’d love to see some more! We’ll share them here & post them on all of our social media channels and in turn our walk will spread and grow – with your help! We will be sharing some ways that you can TAKE ACTION to help us raise awareness. This is our first post about a concrete action you can take to help us with our collective goal of raising awareness of this family of diseases. Graphics… Read More »Create, Inspire, Share & Raise Awareness!
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. ˜ Eleanor Roosevelt I have been afraid. Afraid of what you are wondering, especially if you are here reading this blog post on our Walk Your A.S. Off website and you don’t have a form of spondylitis. So let me try to explain. I used to love to push myself physically, in fact, I did some crazy things trying to prove to myself that I could physically do the… Read More »Overcoming Fears & Finding Inspiration