BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Before you say running isn’t for you, we want you to meet this woman.
Bree Alvarez is working toward her third marathon right now and outpacing her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Diagnosed with MS in 2016, she can go weeks with tingling and numbness in her limbs. But she has a mantra: “You think you can’t go any further, you can. Take one more step. Keep going.”
Alvarez was always into fitness, but when her doctor told her that her active lifestyle could actually help relieve some of the symptoms and progression of MS, she decided to go all in.
Like the mantra in this story, “You think you can’t go any further, you can. Take one more step. Keep going.” The video that’s embedded with this story is much better than the text portion.
The more I read and learn about exercise and MS, the more I believe that it helps. For me it’s hard to get motivated due to stiffness and fatigue. I do believe that any movement is a defiant act towards this disease.