Gayle Myrna—Inhale the Future

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Contests and Fundraisers, COPD, COPD Awareness, Friends/Bloggers, Music, People, Places and Events

Meet my friend Gayle Myrna. Gayle is a long time reader of mine and suffers from pretty severe asthma herself. Gayle is also an accomplished performer and songwriter. She recently entered a songwriting contest presented by Billy Ray Cirus, the Country Music Association and DRIVE4COPD to promote COPD awareness. Gayle is probably one of the […]

The not so glamorous side of being a severely asthmatic marathon walker

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Achievements, Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma Symptoms, Asthma treatments, Boston Marathon, Rome marathon, Shortness of Breath

Yeah, I made it to Boston , Ive walked the Rome and Portland marathons a couple times, and yeah Ive been written up in lots of walk magazines and medical journals, but I think a lot of people who hear about me or read my blog, assume that because Ive done all these things, that […]

I am humbled ……….again

Posted 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 […]

I look too Healthy

Posted 6 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Inspiration, lung disease and exercise, walking events

I get this all the time……… “You look so healthy” “You don’t look like you have a disability” “You can walk farther then I can” “You look amazingly fit for someone with severe asthma” “You make marathon walking look so easy”, and so on, and so on…. I usually take it as a compliment, but […]