Run RON Run! What goes up, must come down!

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Thank you for everyones prayers and support while we (me and my family) cheered my baby brother (Ron Spragg) on during his first Ultra-race this past weekend. I am so honored that he let me high-jack his first event; while competing at the Squamish50 in the beautiful rain forrest terrain in British Columbia.

This is from the race page describing the event:  Between the relatively flat first six miles and final mile, you’ll find over 3350 m /11,000 ft of climbing jammed into the remaining 43 miles of terrain. Your largest individual climb is 760 m / 2500 ft. This is an exceptionally difficult course made tougher still by the technical nature of a majority of the terrain. Throw in the fact that the back half runs much more difficult than the front half and you have yourself a nice little day of suffering. Thankfully we’ve made every effort to distract you with incredible scenery at every possible turnYour race begins at 5:30am, by headlamp.

Ascent: 3500 m / 11,000 ft

Descent: 3500 m / 11,000 ft

Interested in running next year? more details at; http://squamish50.com/50-miles/

Ron's race drop bag. Do you think they will mix it up?

Ron’s race drop bag; think the mix it up with someone else?

Things just got real; 50 miler start point! Can you see my brother?

Things just got real; 50 miler start point! Can you see my brother?

squamish 50 Terrain

Not your average 50 miler; he had to run up and then down a mountain! Squamish50 Terrain

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What goes up, must come down! Squamish50 Terrain

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About Lyme Lives EveryWhere

Angola Inmate Hospice volunteers taught me to trust God and the power of forgiveness. I have always been fascinated by how people 'discover' their gifts/callings. As a coping mechanism for a complicated home life; I liked to run outdoors regardless the weather. After University my running was curtailed due to mystery ailments that would flare up on-and-off for decades. Intuitively, I have been soaking in epsom salt baths ever since I became a runner. Perhaps that is what kept my immune system functioning for so long. In 2005, my mystery ailments returned. After a decade of suffering and symptom flare ups, I was told by health care practitioners to learn to live with what was ailing me. In 2013, my immune system shut down and resulted in a health crisis; ultimately saving my life. Tired of being sick and tired, by divine intervention I found an amazing advocate in Dr. Amanda Lea; an osteopathic physician in Zachary Louisiana. Two days before I found her, a friend put me on her church prayer list as I searched for answers. Dr. Lea was setting up a new practice and worked me in the day after the prayer chain started. She listened to my health history uninterrupted for 45 minutes. After my diagnosis, I went to see a Lyme experienced MD, the head of infectious disease at a large hospital in New Orleans. She opened the office door, walked in and proclaimed that "Lyme disease does not exist in Louisiana". That day my passion for Lyme awareness, education and advocacy was revealed to me.
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