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Miss Migraine runs a 5k

Miss Migraine runs a 5k

I put one foot in front of the other, forcing myself to breathe in and out in a steady rhythm. I put one foot in front of the other, again and again, for five kilometers. Other runners–skinnier, more muscular runners–passed us on either side, creating the illusion we were moving backwards. But no, we ran...

Running and body image

Running and body image

I started running at the end of May because I wanted to improve my overall health. Back then, I couldn’t run for more than a minute at a time without getting winded. Last week, I completed my first unofficial 5k run in about 45 minutes. I still have to take some walk breaks on those...

Miss Migraine: Understanding limitations

Miss Migraine: Understanding limitations

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on June 2, 2015. I wanted to share this again now because I’ve been in a bad migraine cycle on top of having a full-to-bursting schedule....

purple morning glories

Miss Migraine: A gratitude post

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on September 5, 2012. First, I am grateful for words, for language. I am grateful for the skill and intuition to shape them into meaning, into...

#FridayReads: Read A Book Day 2018

#FridayReads: Read A Book Day 2018

Yesterday was National Read A Book Day. Well, Kelly, you might ask, did you read a book? Well, I might respond, is the sky blue? Is the grass green? Do humans need oxygen to survive? Are we still trapped in a hell dimension? Which is to say, of course I read a book. I’ll say...