Mixing pleasure with business

Posted 6 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Funny asthma stuff, Funny walking stuff, lung disease and exercise, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, San Francisco

With almost 2 hours to kill in between medical appointments last week over at UCSF, I decided to put that otherwise wasted time to good use and do something Ive always wanted to…. I racewalked the Kezar stadium! That’s right…. I racewalked 5.5 miles around the track, and I did it while wearing jeans and […]

Boston training… off to a rough start

Posted 8 CommentsPosted in Boston Marathon, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, Marathon Training, San Francisco, training progress, Walking, Walking Injuries

I knew that jumping into a marathon training regime on the heals of a methadone detox wasn’t gonna be easy, and boy was I right. These first few weeks have been really tough and I haven’t even gotten into the longer distances yet. It’s bad enough that Ive had to shorten my training schedule to […]

I still have it !

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma Symptoms, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, San Francisco, Shortness of Breath, Walking, Wheeze

Whatever IT is, I must still have it, because today I walked 10 miles. And I couldn’t be happier about IT! I think this tune kinda captures the mood for the day. I’m Alive (by ELO) Now, I’m not going to say it was easy, cuz it wasn’t. In fact, it was one of the […]

13 miles…. but at what price ?

Posted 6 CommentsPosted in Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Symptoms, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Marathons, Nebulizer treatments, Peak Flows, People, Places and Events, San Francisco, Shortness of Breath

OK, I’m starting to get a little frustrated. Ive been doing everything by the book in training for the upcoming marathon in March, but it seems that my body has other plans. It was an absolutely gorgeous Saturday morning and a perfect day for walking in San Francisco, but once again, a couple hours after […]

Marathon training starts now

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, San Francisco, Walking

With my health kinda all over the place and now with the crummy weather , it’s been really tough to set an official start date for the Rome marathon training. Well, on Saturday morning in between storms ,I finally took the plunge and completed my first semi long slow distance training walk of the season. […]