This is probably one of the hardest posts Ive ever had to write, so I’ll just cut to the chase. After 6 full years and nearly 600 posts, it’s time to call it a day. It’s been a great ride and proving people wrong along the way has made it even better.
I promised myself when I started this blog that if it ever I got to the point where I was repeating myself, that I would call it quits. Well, I think that time has come. This blog was never meant to be a platform in which to whine about my asthma or to chronicle my life with this disease to the very end. I created it to prove to others, that given enough encouragement , determination and/or just sheer willpower, that a person with a severe breathing problems could accomplish just about anything they set their mind to. My goal back then was to simply to get in good enough shape to walk around the block a few times without keeling over. 6 years ago if you would of told me that racewalking would become an all consuming passion of mine, or that one day Id walk the Boston marathon, I would have thought you had a screw loose. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would finish a single marathon, let alone 8 of them.
So, to the thousands of visitors, wonderful fans and faithful friends, I wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this incredible journey with me. Let’s keep the dream alive of a day where asthma no longer causes suffering and despair. Please do whatever you can to educate and get involved.
As for the future of this website, I intend to keep it up running as an archive of my experiences and will continue to participate in the message forums from time to time, but will not be updating the blog portion on a regular basis anymore.
As for my own future, I have a million other passions I wanna pursue while I’m still able, including some traveling. I’m not sure if I’ll be doing anymore marathons(though I qualified again for Boston in 2012), but rest assured I’ll be out there pounding the pavement every chance I get and will also continue to be a vocal advocate for asthma related issues.
Thank for tuning in:-)