The last week since I posted has had some ups and downs. Still not feeling as good as I was before New Orleans trip. I’m trying to fight through it though. I went to my doctor this past wednesday and received some not great news. My lung functions are down. I think they dipped about 4%. This damn mutation! Sucks how fast things can take a turn but I’m optimistic that I can get them back up. I haven’t been running as much because of my reduced energy and increased congestion. Although both seem to be getting better so I will hopefully start training more again.
I do have some good news. Despite my setback, on Tuesday I was able to run the farthest distance I have ever run. 4.75 miles! It was sloooowww but I was still very proud afterward. Yesterday I ran another 4 miles and during the run I realized something. When I am running and I have a breathing rhythm I feel great, but that all goes to hell when I cough. The coughing ruins the rhythm and takes me forever to get back on track. It would be so much better if I never coughed. But alas I do so I’m going to have to figure out how to cope and deal with it. Anyone have any suggestions?
Last but not least, tomorrow I am running my first race! The NYRR 4 mile. It was cool to go and pick up my race number from NYRR. I went after my run yesterday. Felt a little like a deer in headlights going in and having people swarming about that have obviously been through the routine many times before. I just followed the crowd and tried to take it all in. I am excited and nervous for tomorrow. The unknown is what is making me nervous. I don’t care how fast or slow I just want to finish. Here is a picture of my very first race number!
Thanks for reading.