Tiara’s Tuesday Talk – by Sara Sheibley Lots of things are great as a half… That half a sandwich and a cup of soup deal, half of an oreo cookie, a half dollar… Now here we are at the half way point. Since we have a ten(ish) year goal we can’t completely say we are halfway there but we can say that we are halfway gone. 5 weeks under our belt and lots and lots of steps to show for it. LOTS! No no no… Not these steps, or even these, . I’m talking about the kind we… Read More »Tiara's Tuesday Talk – We're Walkers!
Team Spotlights – by Joyce Lameire Team Spotlight BELEIGHVE Meet Leigh Costello! Leigh started her walk team because “I want to help raise awareness for AS that goes beyond my family and friends.” Leigh’s story is one heard from many with AS “I was diagnosed in 1978 and being a girl, I got a pat on the back and a best of luck from the doctor who diagnosed me. I have done searches on the internet through the years and since no one mentioned AS again I figured the information on AS didn’t apply to my case. Doctors would… Read More »Team Spotlight – BeLEIGHve
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!
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 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 – 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
Wednesday Walker Spotlight – by Chris Scott & Carrie Moebus Hey Walkers!! I’m happy to see that this year’s walk is off to a huge start. Some of the numbers that I have seen posted are unbelievable to 2 day totals. Last year we started the Wednesday Walker Spotlight, to introduce you to folks that walk for our cause. I am continuing that this year. I would like everyone to meet Carrie. This is Carrie’s story… I am a 44 year old mother of 5, retired military wife, and current proud homemaker. I married the man of my dreams in 97,… Read More »Walker Spotlight – Carrie Moebus
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!
Is everyone gearing up for our 2014 Walk Your A.S. Off! Just five days to our starting line for 2014! If you needed more reasons to give your friends & family to join us and walk – well here are 5 reasons although we could come up with oodles more! 1. You already walk everywhere you go – why not make those steps meaningful and contribute them to our cause! Shoot – add in your pooch’s steps too! 2. Our walk is great motivation! We’ve got thousands of people walking together and cheering each other on! The health benefits… Read More »5 Days to Starting Line And 5 Reasons To Walk With Us!
Walk Your A.S. Off is thrilled to announce the winning design in our 2014 t-shirt contest! Congratulations to Melissa Levanduski – great job!!! “This t-shirt contest was an artistic outlet for me to open the door to help raise awareness for a great event, Walk your A.S. off, and to educate others about Ankylosing Spondylitis. All of the t-shirt designs were so wonderfully creative! I am so humbled and honored that my design was chosen to be used for the official 2014 Walk Your A.S. Off Campaign. This autoimmune arthritis is so personal for me as my younger sister and… Read More »Our 2014 Booster T-Shirt Has Been Selected!