This post is part of HealthyWomen’s Real Women, Real Stories series, featured on the website Healthy Women, a leading non-profit health resource for women. In this post I share my experiences with chronic pain and why I find it important to be share my experiences with others.
My first published byline at age 11 published by USA Cycling in their October/November 2001 issue. The story is a recap of my experiences during my first "adult" mountain bike race. Full disclosure: mom and dad served as editors, but the dramatic retelling is all my own.