Romano’s battle with PMR Featured in Seattle Times

In February of 2021 I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), an auto-immune disease. I am determined to put it into remission and keep living an active lifestyle including hiking more than 2,000 miles a year and participating in 50K trail running events.

Terry Wood of the Seattle Times wrote a feature on how I am dealing with this condition. I hope my story inspires others with auto-immune disorders to stay positive and try to live a healthy life.

Read the Full Story Here.


  1. Fay P Priest on August 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    I believe I met you while I was a USFS camp host at Poplar Flat campground for 10 years. I was speaking with Barb and Tom Irvine at church this morning. So cool to have made friends like them all the way from New York. And so cool that they have property here in our area and hope to retire here. I have fought spinal issues most of my life and my love of the mountains has kept me active and mostly sane. I am 80 now and still these things are what keep me going. Keep on hiking. I hike slow and shorter and only when it is cooler now but try to find others who sort of match my abilities. Barb mentioned you had a site on Facebook today.

    • Craig on August 7, 2023 at 3:41 pm

      HI Fay, great to hear from you and I remember our encounter. Yes, Tom and Barb are great and they are loving their new home! So glad to hear you are still getting out! Yes, the trails and the outdoors are great encouragements to keep living healthy and positively! Many more happy trails to you!!

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