After spending the last several months testing the waters to see how my body and lungs might react to doing another race, the verdict is finally in. Assuming I can work out some nagging foot issues…..I’m going for it! On Oct 14th, with my lung function the lowest its ever been, I hope to attempt … Read moreThe do- another- race verdict is in.
Found these in my closet today. Sure brings back a lot of memories, mostly good ones. They were my very first pair of race walking shoes that I purchased 12 years ago while training for my first full marathon. They’re a little beat up and don’t have much tread left on them now, but I … Read moreYes, I still walk
Funny how many parallels you can draw between the endurance sports and severe asthma exacerbations. Though I never actually walked one until I was 52 years old, in many respects I’ve been training for marathons my whole life. These are some of the thoughts that were running through my head while I was suffocating in … Read moreA taper of a differnet kind
…….and the cramps, the blisters , the sunburn, the sore muscles…..all that good stuff. It’s time to dust off the Loco’s ( my LDS shoes), cuz this week I begin mileage building for the Eugene marathon. I’ve only got 4 months to prepare this broken down body for that long-ass walk, so I can’t afford … Read moreLet the fun times begin!
I wrote this blog post 11 years ago, and while I’m no longer able to racewalk or do 6 mile walks everyday, my observations back then were spot on and still hold true today. The more I walk the more I learn, especially about my lungs and how they react to sustained, but controlled physical … Read moreThe more I walk, the more I learn
One of the reasons I started a fitness walking program in the first place, was to loose some of the weight I had gained from the inactivity of being sick and from years of steroid use. The idea was simple… If I could loose a few pounds doing some relatively easy exercise, maybe I’d be … Read moreCutting back
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 … Read moreStarting from Scratch