1st post – hospitalization walk……….if you can call it that

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Asthma, Exacerbation Recovery, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, Racewalking, Shortness of Breath, Walking

Did my first post hospitalization walk today. Boy…….that was a mistake! Right from the git go , things didn’t feel right. I knew I would have a hard time with this walk but didn’t realize just how much. First of all I wouldn’t feel my legs so , proper walking technique went right out the […]

Bouncing Back from Hell

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Well its Christmas day and I’m down to 30 mg of prednisone. With any luck I’ll be off this stuff within a week. The last 10 mgs are always the toughest to shake.Last week I thought I was finally going to die, today I’m looking forward to doing the Kaiser Marathon ,which is only 6 […]

Starting from Scratch

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When I started this blog 3 months ago, my intention was to focus on the benefits and challenges of fitness walking by someone coping with severe and chronic asthma. I wanted to share my asthma and walking experiences with others who could relate. I didn’t want to dwell or complain too much on how bad […]

Walk from Hell

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma Symptoms, Dyspnea, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, Shortness of Breath, Walking, Yellow Zone

Today’s walk felt like the first 90 minutes of an ER visit . ( if you’re an asthmatic , you know what Im talking about) Maybe its the humidity? Maybe I’m just too sick to be doing this crap.. I start trapping air during the first mile and the rest of the walk is torture. […]