Oh hi there, I haven’t posted here in a while. Just thought I’d share my interview with the Irish Times with you all. Alas, I won’t be speaking today in the Gibson Hotel contrary to what was discussed in the interview. Family life and college are priority and I’m not much of a multi tasker.… Continue reading Irish Times Interview
I was diagnosed with MS when I was 31. I had only recently got engaged and becoming a father seemed like it would be a natural progression for me. Throw MS into the mix, however, and there’s a lot more to consider. For example, fertility became a major factor when deciding which medication to take.… Continue reading Having children after diagnosis
After months and months of training, the big day has finally arrived and not a moment too soon. Hopefully the Marathon goes according to plan. I have had to forego blogging as I just couldn’t commit my time to it. I really believe my lack of writing has had a negative effect on my cognitive… Continue reading Into the Unknown
Started training a lot this week. 2 Half marathons next month. Less than 3 months to go until the full marathon. It’s tough going but enjoying it all so far. You can follow my training and donate here to MS Ireland. Thanks to all for your words of support and donations so far 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 … Continue reading Training Update
“Nobody ever mentions the weather can make or break your day” It’s great drying weather out there. The clock’s have sprung forward and it couldn’t have come quick enough. The inevitable “There’s a great stretch in the evening” memes are more than welcome this year. Honestly, it’s felt like a Game of Thrones type of… Continue reading I just… felt like Running.
I heard an inspirational quote recently that I shared on my Facebook blog page: “FEAR: Forget Everything And Run or FEAR: Face Everything and Rise The choice is yours” November 2017 was a month of firsts for me. I was interviewed for the first time ever about my MS journey so far. The same day… Continue reading Face Everything and Rise
I recently signed up for a 10km jog in Dublin city centre on November 22nd. This is the first organised run that I’ve ever signed up for. And it’s given me some well needed motivation. The jog is called Run in the Dark. So that’s exactly what I did this evening – went for a… Continue reading Wild is the Wind
“How we are in the future will be founded on how we behave today” I classify as a newly diagnosed person with MS. That is; I’ve been diagnosed within the last 3 years. Diagnosis for me came within a few months of my MS symptoms making their way to the surface. I’ve heard stories of people having… Continue reading Phoenix from the Flames
I knew on the walk to the Mater Hospital today what the name of my latest blog would be. Still though the news, although unsurprising, was unpleasant to hear. “Your most recent MRI was discussed back in May and 3 additional lesions have appeared since last years MRI”. I kind of guessed when they moved the… Continue reading Mo’ Lesions, Mo’ Problems
Consistency has never been my strong point. As a matter of fact I couldn’t tell you what my strong points are. Routine has to be the order of the day. But I routinely fall out of routine. Once out, I claw myself back into a routine until I fall back out of it again. My… Continue reading Contender Ready!