Why This Blog?

Back in 2005, after doing an extensive search on the web, I couldn’t find very many people blogging about what it’s like to live day to day with the more severe form of asthma… I thought I would change that.

I created this site to share my experiences in coping with this debilitating disease and the many challenges of maintaining a daily fitness program and a meaningful productive life. For me this includes aerobic exercise such as short distance racewalking and long distance endurance walking. I’m also heavily involved in severe asthma advocacy, medical research and asthma education. I’m brutally honest when it comes to writing about my disease. I don’t hold back or embellish. What you see and read here is happening to a real person. Aside from my asthma interests, I enjoy travel, meeting interesting people and playing the bass guitar.

I exercise hard and I try to keep active because it makes me feel good about myself. But mostly I do it… to stay alive! It’s a fact that physical fitness is crucial for people with chronic lung diseases. I suppose in my case, I’ve taken it to the extreme.

If I can do it, anyone can. Exercise won’t cure your lung disease, but it can certainly help you live a better, more satisfied and probably longer life… I’m living proof!

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