A quick tip for expensive meds

This isn’t exactly related to running or working out, but since my blog is geared towards individuals who struggle with their health and fitness, and possibly with chronic illness and disabilities, I think it will be relevant.

I just wanted to let people know that if you have a really expensive medication that you can’t afford, it’s worth a try to look on the drug company’s website and see if they have any discounts, coupons, or rebates.

Even if you don’t see anything on their website, try giving the drug manufacturer a call and see if they offer any financial assistance to help pay for your prescription.

My mom was really awesome and found a discount for my most expensive medication directly from the manufacturer’s website. I presented the discount card at Walgreens and saved SO much money on meds this month.

I just want people to know that if you look in the right places, there are people willing to help you out.

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Patience, little plant (How gardening taught me that waiting is worth it)

About four or five years ago, when I was in the midst of my fight with cancer, I took up indoor gardening. I was always cold, so I always kept my room at at least 80 degrees (F) – perfect for planting something in the middle of winter.

I remember how my mostly unstructured days at home started to have an anchoring point. No matter what, I’d wake up and water my plants. If I was bored, I’d run over to the window and see if anything had sprouted yet.

For the first few days I was SO frustrated. I planted those stupid seeds FOREVER ago! Why haven’t they sprouted yet??

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4 Ways to do Indoor Cardio

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Pretty, but not runner friendly. Source

Those of us who aren’t lucky enough to live in a warm, tropical paradise often face a tricky dilemma:

  1. We want to go outside and run, bike, or play sports to get our cardio in.
  2. It’s been snowing for two days and we don’t feel like getting frostbite.
  3. We aren’t lucky enough to own in-home gym equipment, like a treadmill.

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How to get your steps in at an office job

I don’t know about you guys, but I work an 8 to 5 desk job that isn’t really conducive to getting in my 10,000 steps a day. Especially during the last two months my company has been extremely busy, meaning that most days I can go 2 or 3 hours straight without leaving my chair.

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Inspirational Songs (Part 2)

This next song is one I’ve been loving for a few months now. It’s called “Impossible Is Nothing” by Iggy Azalea. Think what you will about the woman herself, but if you’re looking for inspiration give the song a try.

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It doesn’t hurt to know Iggy’s story – she grew up in Australia (possibly in poverty, as she hints at in her other music) and dropped out of high school. Instead of going to school, she chose to work her ass off to get the money to fly to the birthplace of rap – the United States. She knew she’d be close to her passion there, and she made a name for herself through her hard work and single-minded dedication.

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My new personal record

Ugh, it’s been a busy week, but somehow it seems to be taking an eternity to pass! I wanted to update you guys on my recent runs, including the one last Wednesday where I made my own personal record!

I jogged 2.01 miles in 32.38 minutes, which is way faster than anything I’ve done before!

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Songs for Inspiration (1

I’ve loved music my entire life, so much that I even composed and recorded music at one point. Like many people, I have some songs that have stuck with me and inspired me over the years. I’d like to share some of those with you, along with my favorite lines from those songs, in my “Songs for Inspiration” posts.

This first song is called “Impossible” by Lacey Sturm.

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