Survive an attack, register for a marathon

Posted 7 CommentsPosted in Asthma, asthma advocacy, asthma awareness, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Marathons, People, Places and Events, Recovering from severe asthma attack, Walking

Makes sense to me…… Get really sick, spend time in the hospital, come home exhausted and depressed, and then immediately sign up to do a 26.2 mile foot race. But then again I’m probably not your typical chronic lunger. After finishing my 8th marathon back in 2011, I had basically shrugged off the notion of […]

Steve – 9, Lung disease—a big fat ZERO!

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Achievements, Asthma, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Portland Marathon, Post Marathon recovery, Walking, walking events

This might sound corny, but I feel like Ive just been reborn. On Oct 5th I finished my 9th marathon at the Portland Marathon. If you’ve been reading my updates, this was a scheme I had hatched while hospitalized back in July. I was feeling incredibly down at the time and was curious to see […]

Training update Aug 2014

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Asthma, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, lung disease and exercise, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Marathons, Portland Marathon, Shortness of Breath, training progress, Walking, walking events

Dang… I haven’t written one of the training updates in years. Trying to get in shape to do this race has been challenging to say the least. It’s been 3 years since Ive attempted something crazy like this and I almost forgot just how grueling it can be when you don’t have any functional lung […]

Training to walk my 9th marathon

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Asthma, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Marathons, People, Places and Events, Portland Marathon, Severe asthma, walking events

Hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since I’ve trained for a race. I came close to doing one last year, but a lot of stuff was happening and I was getting sick too often. Well except for my little dental mishap a couple weeks ago, things have been much better lately and that’s […]

Uh-oh… He’s at it again

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Marathon Training, Marathons, Portland Marathon, training progress, Walking, walking events

Tell me that I can’t do something and it’s a pretty sure bet that I’ll find a way to prove you wrong. That’s pretty much the way Ive been feeling these past couple years, only it wasn’t other people telling me I couldn’t do things, it was myself. I swore when I finally crossed the […]

Plan B

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Achievements, Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma & Exercise, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma Symptoms, Boston Marathon, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness/Training Update, lung disease and exercise, Marathon Training, Marathons, Portland Marathon, San Francisco Marathon/Half marathon, Severe asthma, training progress, Walking, walking events

Yesterday I completed my final “test” walk in a series of trial walks that started a month ago to see if training for a future marathon might be doable. The plan was to do the Portland marathon this October ( my 3rd time) and then hopefully obtain a qualifying time to enter Boston in 2014 […]

Picks for 2008

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Marathons, People, Places and Events, Rome, Rome marathon

1) Maratona Della Citta Di Roma (March 16th) A beautiful ancient city and a marathon together? What more could you ask for! 2) E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon (August 17th) “Running along the fringe of the mysterious Area 51, this stretch of highway (375) has an overwhelming number of reported UFO sightings. So much so, […]

Reflecting

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Achievements, Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Marathon walking, Marathons, Portland Marathon, Post Marathon recovery, Walking, walking events

It’s weird, but when I look at my marathon photos, it’s almost like I’m looking at a stranger . It’s as though someone else did this race for me and I just went along for the ride. I always seem to look healthier in race pictures than I actually feel. Maybe it has something to […]

Slow…….but worth every extra second.

Posted 15 CommentsPosted in Achievements, Friends/Bloggers, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Marathons, People, Places and Events, Portland Marathon, Race Reports, Racewalkers, Racewalking, Walking, walking events

I did it…..Again ! (Two of a kind) (Mile 6) (mile 13) (St Johns Bridge mile 18)You probably wouldn’t know it by looking at my slow finish results, but today, I’m a very …very happy and lucky person . I know this wasn’t my fastest marathon, nor was it my slowest , but it was […]

Rain or Shine…..Bring it on PORTLAND!

Posted 8 CommentsPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Marathons, People, Places and Events, Portland Marathon, Walking, walking events

The Portland Marathon festivities have officially begun . Let the good times roll! I’m just on my way out the door to catch my flight to Portland. Gosh.. I can’t believe a whole year has gone by. Seems like I did this marathon just a few weeks ago! It’ll be interesting to compare this years […]