Wow it’s been a week since I started this blog. That was fast! I actually feel my body starting to change a bit. I’m still coughing up plugs which is great. It gives me hope that my lungs are clearing out and that perhaps my lung functions will go up. I was thinking that I wouldn’t post today because nothing really great happened but I just saw a show tonight and there was a line that really struck me. I think it is very relevant to what my blog is about. The show was from a Scottish company, Frantic Assembly, and the play was called Beautiful Burnout. It’s a very physical play about boxing. There is a line at the end of the play that goes something like “The body was made to fight. It loves to fight.” I think about this often with myself. A lot of the time I feel like my body is fighting or in a war. I sometimes feel like I can actually feel the war going on in my lungs. I even dream of a war, never any specific war or enemy but a war nevertheless. I wake up thinking “damn my body must have been fighting something last night.” Anyway I believe the body was made to fight and it got me thinking about my goal of the marathon. That I will fight through whatever adversity comes and my body will be there to fight just as hard as I ask it to. I will accomplish this goal and maybe I need to get a little bit of a fighters mentality to get to the finish line. Game on!
So now the boring stuff. Today wasn’t so bad. I did one of Nike’s full body workouts which lasted a half hour. Since it switches from one exercise to the next very quickly it was very aerobic, and seeing as my body is sore, a good muscle workout too. After that I decided I wanted to run a little(very little). I only ran for five minutes but I ran a half mile. Double that and that’s a 10 minute mile. Progress? Maybe! Well time to do my treatments(ammunition for the body in my war with CF) and go to bed so I can fight another day.
Thanks for reading.
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