I think I’ll go climb a REAL mountain

Posted on 10 CommentsPosted in COPD, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Friends/Bloggers, lung disease and exercise, Other Lung diseases, oxygen, People, Places and Events, Walking, walking events

How’s this for a view! In just a few weeks , if all goes as planned, I hope to be standing on that very same rock with a half a dozen of my COPD friends. The brainchild of my Boston marathon walking partner Mike Mc Bride, the “COPD Mt Evans Challenge” as he calls it, […]

Treatment plans for the future

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma medical tests, Asthma research, Asthma treatments, People, Places and Events

Wednesday I have a pulmonary follow up visit at the UCSF chest clinic. What makes this appointment different, other than the fact that I will be breaking in a new Pulmonary fellow, is that we will be discussing some future treatments options, including bronchial Thermoplasty and SARP team, has agreed to take me on as […]

Mike Mc Bride…. Boston Marathon 2009

Posted on 8 CommentsPosted in Friends/Bloggers, Inspiration, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, People, Places and Events

Think I have it bad? Meet my friend and fellow lung challenged athlete….Mike McBride. Michael has really bad emphysema and has to be connected to supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day just to stay alive. He actually has a tiny hole in his neck , which allows the oxygen to be delivered directly to his […]

I am humbled ……….again

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Achievements, COPD, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Friends/Bloggers, Inspiration, Marathon walking, Other Lung diseases, People, Places and Events, Shortness of Breath, Walking, walking events

I’d like to introduce you to three remarkable people. My friends, Mike, Roxlyn and John. All have severe emphysema, all need supplemental Oxygen…..All are avid walkers and Mike and Roxyln…… are actual Marathoners!!!! Not only do Mike and Roxyln walk/run races with oxygen cylinders in tow, but they do it at 10,000 feet above sea […]