2,300 meter swim. 4 mile sprint set run. It’s amazing to me what this broken body of mine is capable of doing when I work hard! #StrongerThanHAE #ThisIsMyChurch #BeBrave . . . #HereditaryAngioedema #triathlete #girlswithmuscles #triathlon #swimming #running #training #believe #inspiration #WhyWeTri #WomenForTri #strongwomen #iamironman #trilife #instafit @triathlonloversmagazine
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In honor of #rarediseaseday, here’s a picture of my freaky face during a very mild Angioedema episode a few weeks ago. Thanks to medication, I was able to stop the episode, and the swelling progressed no further than this. No more are my days of full anaphylaxis, emergency rooms, EpiPens, inability to absorb food, and fear of ever being alone. Hereditary Angioedema sucks, but I am so grateful that there is a treatment for my disease. If you’re interested in knowing more about this disease, the link to my blog post is on my profile. #ShowYourRare #obamacarehelpedme #HereditaryAngioedema #StrongerThanHAE #triathlete #strongwomen #nevergiveup #alwayskeepfighting #visibility #thankful #blessed #triathlon #iamironman #ironman
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At the end of September, I completed my third Half-Ironman. A month later, I got Strep. Six weeks later, I got Strep again. A week after that, I caught a respiratory virus that my trash immune system just couldn’t fight off. I have lost ground, lost muscle, lost determination, lost hope. I am furious and I am frustrated. But I am not defeated. Today, after weeks and weeks of medication, forced rest, and intense respiratory therapy, I hit the trail again. I jogged two of the slowest, stupidest, worst miles ever. I put my feet back on the ground and moved forward. I cried. I got sick. I kept going. I will come back from this. #ThisIsIronman #StrongerThanHAE #HereditaryAngioedema #BornToBeMighty #bebrave #strong #run #running #triathlete #triathlon #training #runner #chronicillness #strongwomen #thickthighs #girlswholift #WhyWeTri #womenfortri #colorado #Denver #denverlife #runlikeagirl #ironman #trilife #inspiration #shorthair
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