10 Year Stroke Anniversary

AUGUST 31st, 2004 -

I was 23 years old, and 38 weeks (8-1/2 months) pregnant… then I had another stroke. This time I lost more feeling and most use of the right side of my body. Amazingly and luckily the bleed in my head stopped on its own, if it didn’t stop there was nothing the doctors could have done to save me- this bleed was too deep in my brain and near the base of my neck. I would have slipped into a permanent coma or just bled until my body shut down. After I miraculously stabilized, my daughter was removed by C-Section, a healthy little angel! Now with life challenging me again with more negatives, I had the new challenge of being a first-time mother on top of more new stroke side-effects. The numbness in my right side isn’t just “pins & needles” anymore, a lot of my right side is just plain numb. I have almost entirely lost the use of my right hand… after weeks of therapy and with a lot of concentration I’m just able to close my hand around something… I have very little control of my hand and just about no control over individual fingers. I’m almost entirely left-handed and only left-handed, except for basically being able to squeeze things or hang things from my right hand. Some of the mental and verbal issues I had from my first stroke stayed the same, and some have gotten worse. Really, I don’t believe I could have handled the side-effects of my second stroke back when I was 14 and had my first, – Taken from My Story

To Celebrate, I ran my 5th Half Marathon!
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Mrs. Fabulous Retires Her Mizunos

I want to thank Tyler for spending so much time working with me on finding the right shoes. I walked into Fleet Feet expecting to just buy the next version of the Sayonara’s that I love so much. After telling him my story about how after surviving 2 Strokes and living with a seizure disorder, and how running had changed my life, he was eager to help me keep on running and inspiring others. Not very often do you find people that understand how precious life is and want to learn more about your story. He took the time to learn what I needed and preferred. He offered his opinion and in the end I found a pair of shoes that made me feel like I was was going to win my first marathon in November.(I can dream, right?)
 
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                              Retired my second pair of running shoes!

PR

Guess who PR’D accidentally at the Black Light Run tonight?!

Yep, MRS FABULOUS! Big thanks to my friend and cheerleader Jen for pushing me only because she knew I could do it. She’s one a million and I am so thankful for her!

 

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My 25 Mile Run!

Today I woke up early to help my friend Ashtyn celebrate her 25th Birthday. Knowing that the furthest I have ever ran was 19 miles, I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but then, I DID! 

My Marathon ain’t got NOTHING on me!

 

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I conquered THE HILL!!

During Marathon Training Day 7, I conquered THE HILL!

Watch Mrs. Fabulous conquer THE HILL

 

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Mileage!

Last year I ran a total of 345 miles. So far this year, 7 months in, I am already at 257! I am TOTALLY KICKING LAST YEARS BOOTY!

 

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Please Help Dominic Cross the Finish Line!

If there was ever one fundraiser or Campaign that you donate to, please let it be this one!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-dominic-cross-the-finish-line

Please help donate whatever you can- no amount is too small or big when it’s going toward such an amazing cause.  Also, whether you are able to donate or not, please share this with your friends and family over Facebook and other social media, and leave us comments here to help us reach others.

Thank you so much for your time and your help, have a happy, healthy day.

God Bless, 
Krissy

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Marathon Training Day 1!

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4th Of July – mTT

I am excited to announce we were able to secure a spot in the Deforest Wisconsin Parade on the 4th of July!

Our Captains AND tons of volunteers and Angels were there to support and publicize mTT.

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19th Strokeaversary!

On June 24th, 1995 I suffered from my first stroke. What better way to celebrate my 19th Strokeaversary than run 19 miles!

MY NOT FAST JUST FABULOUS FIRST EVER 19 MILES ARE DONE! 4 HOUR AND 56 MINUTES!

Garmin died, luckily my phone was charged.

80 Degrees plus a nasty heat index makes for a smelly girl!

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Me 19 years ago.

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