Today was a tough day to run for me. It wasn’t raining so I got the chance to get to the park. I started at my usual starting line at w77th st and headed down and around the Central Park lake. Immediately I began to cough ad proceeded to cough for the first two miles. It was bad enough that I coughed but to make it worse I coughed blood. Yes the first two miles I was coughing blood. Yay! It feels really cool and sexy to be coughing blood. I wanted to give up but I got to a flat part of the run and where I was planning to turn back I kept going forward. I made it around to E96th st before I turned for home.
During the run as I was coughing up lovely red blood I was wondering how different it would feel if I had full lung capacity. Would it be easier? Would it be more fun? Because I’ll tell you what, today was no fun. It is a real mind fuck when you see blood. I felt like I couldn’t take full breaths. Whether that was the case or I was just thinking it because I saw blood I have no idea. Either way it sucked. It also sucks because I feel fine. Usually if I cough blood I half expect it because I’m not feeling 100% but I’m feeling pretty good. I guess that’s why Cf is so exciting, you never know how your lungs will be from day to day.
Well at least I pushed through and ran for a bloodless mile at the end.
Hopefully this will be an isolated incident and no more blood for a while.
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