I think a break is in order.

Yesterday, I took my first walk since the race on Sunday. A total of 1.5 miles to and from the local grocery store . It was awful! Wasn’t so much the aches and pains as it was my lungs and my overall energy level. By the time I reached the half way point, I was […]

It’ll be a Miracle

The past few days my lower back has really been acting up and making it very difficult for me to get any sleep. (You see, one of the side effects of chronic steroid use is Osteoporosis, ie bone deterioration.) On top of that, my legs have been unusually sore and yesterday I somehow tweaked my […]

A little better

Today’s walk was more like an Urgent Care visit than an ER visit. A moderate improvement over yesterdays flop. Didn’t get real short of breath until mile 4 . And after a brief rest I was good again, didn’t even need the inhaler. With less than a week to go until the next race, I’m […]

Walk from Hell

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. […]

Autumn Lungs

Generally speaking, seasonal changes are tough for asthmatics, probably due to atmospheric changes such as temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. October/November have always been bad months for me as far as breathing goes. For as long as I can remember, Ive been hospitalized every year in the months of October or November. This will be […]

Daily Walking Routine

Now that I have a few miles under my belt, I have a pretty comfortable walking routine that I do on a daily basis, usually in the morning( lungs permitting) My walk consists of a loop around the town of Crockett across the Al Zampa Bridge and back. Appx 50 % of this course is […]

San Francisco Marathon RUNSFM

Lungs..Dont fail me now! Only 100 feet to go… RUNSF Marathon 7/31/2005 This was the first Marathon and the only competitive sports event that I ever participated in. At the age of 50, I crossed the finish line for the 1/2 Marathon at 3:12:49 , I came in 1637th place …lol..but I finished. I made […]

The Pace factor

So much for walking long distances, the real challenge for me, even at short distances, is increasing my pace.. This has been the most frustrating aspect of my training. Not only do I want to walk far, I want to walk fast. I also like to incorporate certain elements of racewalking , which in itself […]