I almost forgot who I am

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Inspiration, Lifestyle changes, Shortness of Breath

I’m so much more than just the quirky little dude with bad lungs. I’m the original badass asthmatic. I made the words “fitness” and “lung disease” sound cool together. Im the first and only person with really severe asthma ever to finish the Boston marathon. Not once…but 3 times. Im also one who doesn’t gets […]

Evolving treatment plan

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Alternative Asthma treatments, Asthma, Asthma treatments, pre lung transplant, Severe asthma, Steroids ( prednisone)

Things seems to be changing by the day. As of March 24th 2016, the latest plan is to put me back on Xolair until I can either obtain the biologic drug, Dupilumab, or until lung transplant becomes the only option left to extend my life. Sanofi/Regeneron, the makers of Dupilumab, need to get FDA permission […]

Life after the Blog

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma and travel, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, intubation, Lifestyle changes, Music, People, Places and Events, Sally Wenzel, travel, Walking

Just a quick update on what Ive up too the last couple weeks. Lungs I’ve pretty much fully recovered from that last exacerbation and hospital stint. I think the intubation is what caused me to get so sick in the first place. An endotracheal tube is the perfect conduit for introducing bacteria and viruses deep […]

A Walkman for the Walk Man

Posted 7 CommentsPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Gadgets, Marathon Training, Product review, Walking

Look Ma…No headphone wires…. The kind folks at Sony asked this walk man if he would share his opinion about their Walkman! I’m referring to the Sony Walkman W series wireless MP3 player. First of all, you should know that I practically live in headphones and an MP3 player. Listening to music is as much […]

When the Cows come home

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, Marathon walking, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, Walking, walking events

…….Yeah, that’s just about the time I’ll be crossing the finish line at my next race. For my October race choice, Ive decided to go with the Urban Cow Half marathon, Relay and 5K race. Held in an area near the state capital of California in Sacramento, the Urban Cow marathon looks like a fun […]

Hardcore

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Racewalking, Walking

On Thursday I did this…….. for this many miles ⇩ and I used this 6-8 times After I finished the walk, I did this…….. AND THEN THIS⇩ Holy S**T ! Intense exercise actually causes microtrauma, or tiny tears in muscle fibers. This muscle damage not only stimulates muscle cell activity and helps repair the damage […]

Training update– weeks 8 & 9

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Boston Marathon, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Racewalking

Wait a minute…….. what the heck happened to weeks 1-7? Well, weeks 1 and 2, (January 1st-8th) I was in the hospital(on a ventilator). Week 3, I was too wiped out from said hospitalization to do any exercise. Week 4, I actually managed to pull off a 10 mile walk. Weeks 5&6 , (January 27th- […]

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 […]

Your mileage may vary

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, Racewalking, Shortness of Breath, Walking, Walking shoes and apparel

Well, despite a few minor setbacks, I still managed to end the year with883 miles walked. A drop of almost 400 miles from my best walking year back in 2006, but nonetheless, still impressive when you consider what I have to work with. Overall, my basic walking routine really hasn’t changed that much, I’m still […]