It’s National Rheumatoid Arthritis Week

Something most of you may not know about me is that I live with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is not something I talk about a lot because honestly, I don’t give it a lot of attention in day to day life. It is apart of who I am, not who I am. I am sharing this with you because there may be someone out there going through something similar and I want you to know that you are not alone and you can still lead a normal life.

Here is my story:

I had my first flair in November of 2013 at the age of 26. A few months before I had run the Lexington Half Marathon and everything was great. This flair escalated quickly. It started in my hips