Hey walkers! For our die hard walkers – get ready for some changes coming this year that I think will shake some things up, focus the participation into various areas, and allow us to draw more friends and family to our cause! For newcomers – WELCOME – we’re thrilled to have you join us! A quick synopsis of WYASO 2015 (details to follow soon): 1. The official walk will now be held in the month of May with April being a training and recruiting period. Any steps taken during this time may be submitted. (more on this below) 2. Sign up… Read More »New Dates For Walk Your A.S. Off 2015!
Million Step Challenge
What an amazing job everyone! Here’s the break down: Total: 341,341,683 People: 330,649,767 Paws: 10,691,916 Let’s finish strong! We’re averaging around 63 million steps per week which is just awesome everyone! We have a couple of big walk events coming up that will add some pretty big numbers but I’d love if we could hit a BILLION steps this year (might be a stretch but we’ll be posting some ways to get additional donations in the next couple of weeks). Last year we took 654,568,770 collective steps. Do you think we can hit a BILLION this year? For… Read More »Step Totals – Week 1 Through Week 6
My name is Kelly Warner. I am deaf and 43 years old , married to a wonderful husband of 14 years, who is also deaf. Just months before my marriage, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The full extent of my disease wasn’t apparent until months afterwards. I endured fibromyalgia on top of it. We suspect “arthritis” ran in the family as my grandfather had Ankylosing Spondylitis. I started taking Enbrel in 1999. It was a miracle drug. It helped with the arthritis, but not the fatigue. I had gained considerable weight to the point of morbid obesity. My… Read More »Million Stepper – Kelly Warner!
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