Jingle Bell Run!

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Okay, it’s official … I’ve registered for my first 5K ever … and my first Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis!

Some friends run the race every year, and have committed to walking the 5K with me. My knees just won’t let me run, but I think I can do the longer of the two events. I better have the paraffin dip ready to go afterwards though … guarantee I will be chilled to the bone!

The knees have been “hinky” for well over 10 years. It’s likely to be more OA than RA, but I’m planning to ask the Rheumy next week if we should do more evaluation. Pain levels have been much higher than “normal” in the last several months. Bah on that – I’m doing the 5K for as many years as I possibly can.

Let me know about your Jingle Bell Run experiences – I’d love to hear!


  1. RA Guy
    Nov 25, 2009

    Go you! Good luck with the Jingle Bell Run.

    • thislusciousra
      Nov 25, 2009

      I will be walking in honor of my friends, clients and online buddies who cannot walk this year. Thanks for the good wishes!

  2. amandajohn
    Nov 26, 2009

    That’s awesome! Good luck. I’ve done a couple lately and if you pace yourself and make sure you have good shoes, you’ll be A-OK. And the parafin wax- yes!

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