Putting the RUNNER back in REM Runner!

rem runner julie flygare narcolepsy scholarship runner san diego marathonTonight, I was glowing after my very first training to prepare for the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon on May 31, 2015 to raise funds for the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship! I was going to wait to make a big announcement but I had to share this now.

I’ve been feeling overweight, dark and sleep-tastic recently. A few days ago, I woke up from a nap and  quickly signed up for the marathon. Impulse purchase? Maybe.

Yet, on my chilly cold first run tonight, I re-found my inner-strength. Sometimes your best YOU is hiding at the edge of your comfort zone, waiting for you to catch up.   🙂 

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  1. Laura on December 30, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Yay, Julie! Congratulations on a great start!!

    • julie on January 3, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you, Laura. I’m excited to get started!

  2. Kelly Bell on January 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Good for you Julie! How does the fundraising part work?

    • julie on January 3, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you, Kelly! I haven’t started fundraising yet, but I’ll be sure to announce it! So excited. 🙂

  3. Alyssa on January 6, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Congratulations Julie! I was browsing websites reading more on narcolepsy and couldn’t find one more interesting than yours! Not only am I someone who lives dealing with narcolepsy, you could also so I am a runner because the past 4 years of high school I found cross country the only answer to help me get out of the dark sleeping bubble I was stuck in. I am very excited to follow you on your way to the Marathon in May! Good Luck!!

  4. Kathy Devita on June 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Hi Julie, When I was younger, and not diagnosed yet, I survived by waiting to do things the last minute which gave me the “burst” of energy I always desperately needed. I usually drank coffee all day, too. While reading about your marathon preparation I laughed because I would have never have been able to do a marathon unless I did it while being totally asleep! When younger I could vacuum my house while asleep (which was great) but I never did a real marathon. Yet thinking back, as I write now, many steps in my life really felt like the “longest run”. So, Julie, I must say I admire your inner strength and I am thankful for all your effort and progress in bringing the sometimes ”agonizing” world of a narcoleptic to the public’s attention.

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