Today’s a5K Story was submitted by Theresa Williams.
I am Theresa. I am a mom, wife, and sister. My kidneys have not been perfect since 1993, but it has been manageable. I take my medicine and things are pretty stable. In 2010 it got a little shaky, and things became less stable. I became borderline diabetic, borderline because I convinced my doctor to postpone medication for 6 months.
I put myself on a strict clean-eating diet with a regular workout routine. I’ve dropped almost 100lbs and have all my numbers back in check. And then I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome. Ugh, can there be any more?
My younger sister has Crohn’s Disease, it is a crappy disease. She is definitely sicker than me. In December 2011, I ran in Vegas to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. I was not much of a runner and my body wasn’t in tip-top shape. But honestly it wasn’t about me. It was about my sister. I couldn’t cure her, but I could run.