Welcome to MSathlete! home of Multiple Sclerosis Endurance Athlete Susan Simmons.
Have a peek at my upcoming 2017 events:
This year I will be attempting:
- The Great Bear Swim part II – Journey to Namu: 50 kilometer swim from Bella Bella to Namu
- A swim 35km from Port Angeles to Victoria across Juan de Fuca Strait in 10C water. You can follow my journey including my training on WithMS4MS.com.
- The Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Race along the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island from Kailua Bay to Honaunau.
- A fun day of swimming up Finlayson Arm. The distance will be between 25 and 35km. I will be swimming with a few of my friends while some of my other friends are running on land above us in the Coastline Endurance Running – Finlayson Arm 100K, 50K & 28K.
You can read about last year’s swim in the Great Bear Rain forest on the central coast of British Columbia here: Great Bear Swim. I will swim there again this year in July if I am able to arrange transport.
What’s next for MSathlete? Plans are in the works and I hope to announce soon!
MS Philosophy: there is no such thing as a failed attempt
Every day when I wake up I think about how lucky I am that I was raised to try new things. In many was this is what makes it possible for me to live a productive life with multiple sclerosis.
MS Addiction: got dope?
There are over seventy-five drugs many of us have been prescribed for our Multiple Sclerosis. My drug of choice – dopamine – and I regularly self-medicate.
Multiple Sclerosis in the Raw – a natural state of being I find myself thinking a lot these days. Thinking about Multiple Sclerosis and if I am doing the right things to manage my disease. Not just manage it to the point of being “ok,” – I want to be more than that.