Victory Over Vasculitis Tour is Underway

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by Brandon Hudgins from Brandon on Instagram That face you make when you had a fast day! Still smiling today after yesterday’s 800m race at the JDL Fast Track. The future is bright for the 2018 Victory Over Vasculitis tour!

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Eating Healthy and Balling on a Budget

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by Brandon Hudgins from Be You, Be Real Since Wednesday night’s #GoingtheDistanceLive podcast (which I’ve posted below) I’ve had a lot of additional questions. I have decided to write down some of the things that I talked about during the episode.

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Going the Distance

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With thanks to Brandon Hudgins and John Fries, we share an excerpt from his coming book Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road to Olympic Glory Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road

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Why Exercise is Important

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from Be you, Be Real With exercise under attack by our president, I’ve felt the need to discuss why I think exercise is an important teacher.  NO EXERCISE DOESN’T USE UP ALL YOUR ENERGY!!!  But I’m not here to discuss

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Fear of Getting Better?

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from Be You, Be Real I have to admit I may have found the most irrational fear imaginable.  Over the last few days I noticed an anxious feeling I couldn’t quite place.  After some careful examination, I realized I was

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Letter to #myfutureself

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from Be You, Be Real Dear BHudg, I trust this letter finds you alive.  If not, maybe they shot this into the stratosphere with fireworks made from our ashes.  If you are well, my wish is that science has been

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Relapse #3

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from Be You, Be Real Relapse is a word that every vasculitis patient fears.  Those are unfortunately the words that my Rheumatologist uttered to me on Monday, February 6th.  After 3 years and 8 months in remission, my immune system

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The Dirty 30

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from Be You, Be Real I’m 30 years old.  What the hell?  When did I get old enough to be 30?  I’m definitely 30 going on 13, more than 30 going on 31.  I’ve jokingly called myself grandpa and the

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Where the Hell did 2016 go?

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from Be You, Be Real Wow, I can’t believe that the 2016 season is already over. Seems like just a few weeks ago I was writing my 2015 recap and looking forward to the 2016 Olympic season. So what all

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Inspiration vs Hope

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from Be you, Be real The words hope and inspiration get used a lot in in everyday life without much thought.  In fact they are probably a little overused, but that’s just my own judgmental opinion.  So many people have stories that

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