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2/12/18 3:26 A

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That is so fantastic! Really inspiring. Not sure I'm up for a marathon, but I'd definitely love to run a clean mile or two and be able to make "personal bests" in stuff like weightlifting and general fitness.

Congratulations!

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10/16/15 8:48 A

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How awesome! Congrats to you.
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10/16/15 6:19 A

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Whoohoo, that is great!

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10/16/15 6:04 A

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This is part "we can do this" and part "bragging".

I have severe asthma and it is basically under control through the use of three different inhalers and two pills. This was a very hard thing for me to accept when I got the diagnosis. I had developed asthma around the age of twenty and at that time it was mostly exercise induced. Over the years I only needed rescue inhaler on occasion but as I got older it got worse. Fast forward thirty years, I now need to take more medicines to keep it under control after too many flare-ups and cases of bronchitis.

I really had a difficult time accepting that I could not control this but I was not going to let it keep me down. I had lost weight and started running. Some days I could not even sit in a chair without a problem breathing and some days I could run a couple of miles with no problem. Gradually we found a med combo that works. Now, I feel better than I ever have in my life. But I have to take my inhalers as prescribed or I cannot breathe.

I guess my message is, that there is hope and there is always something that you do in the form of exercise. Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Like run a marathon, I know this is extreme but it was something that I wanted to do. Both of my doctors thought it crazy but both gave their blessing. "I don't know why you want to run a marathon but if that is what you want to do, I can't find a reason why you can't."

I wogged (walk/run) a marathon last Sunday and I had to use my rescue inhaler once for prevention. That is because as I getting up there in miles, I also got very excited and knew that it could lead to problems at the finish line. Other then that, my lungs were very happy! Don't ask me how my legs felt. emoticon

If you can help it, don't let the asthma run your life. Do whatever you can that is within your limits, there is always something. I have a new found love for yoga. I never realized that it could really be so great. I love hiking, biking and running and I really feel a fitness that I have never felt before.





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