My title this time say's it all.... almost a month of being sick and no able to workout at all. Just after I posted my last blog post I because sick. After suffering a week I went to the doctor finally and I had a very bad case of bronchitis and a bit of pneumonia. Being an asthmatic you know what that's like if you have it and it's not a good thing to have to endure. it's one of the worst things we could possibly go thru. Of course it made my asthma flair up bad and I was stuck in bed a week thanks to it. The worse part is it's taken me until this the end of February to finally start to feel someone normal.
The end of February I made some slow progress to getting back to working out... went for walks along the river since I can't fully run yet and was able to walk fast with not as many issues. Felt great to get back into it but also to start working out again. We have been having some really nice temps too and that is always a good thing to get some sun and fresh air.
Went away to BC for the long weekend to get some rest and fresh air. Tried to workout twice that week after the weekend away and things are slowly getting better. I was hoping to get back to running without coughing soon so I can do harder workouts.
But as time went on and my lungs started to heal from the sickness I was able to push harder. Ended up running my fastest 5K yet on the dreadmill. I am also finding the dreadmill isn't so bad after all and is better running on it then in the cold and making my lungs mad at me. Been interesting seeing how fast my body heals and how it always seems to come back a little bit stronger.
In February I had a new lung test done that got to the root of whats going on in my lungs. I wasn't fully better from being sick but they wanted to go ahead with it. My lung specialist was blown away at how my lungs are amazing and still functioning with all that I have been thru. She doesn't understand how I am able to keep going like I do despite my asthma. She won't be changing my meds either even though I have been on them for 20 some years. She likes what she see's and here is hoping they will let me push harder and complete harder race challenges this year.
I am excited for this year still and what lies ahead and new things coming into my life. Just learning to take it one day at time and slowly working on other challenges outside of my race/working out world. more on a personal financial front. Plus my house stuff too now that I am home more it needs things fixed and organized better. Slowly and surly I will get there. I am also on the Canada Spartan Street Team and in the pictures below have a 20% off coupon code ( BETTERKM17 ) so use it as many times as you want and share it with your friends. Saving money on spartan races is always a good thing.
So you won't believe this but I am going to more yoga classes and now have two that I absolutely love. Words I never thought would come out of my mouth. I love love love Hot Restorative and Warm Hips and Hams that stretches out my sore, very tight runners legs. The Hot Restorative leaves me feeling so relaxed and happy afterwards and the next day. I have no road rage driving home from the city at all that night. lol
Oh and not going to brag but my family and I have an awesome Maui vacation coming in 5 days. :) So that means I need to get a pedicure to cover up my scary runners toes. lol I feel bad for the person that gets to look and deal with them but I decided I need a professional to take care of things rather me trying to make them look pretty! lol
Will post again after our awesome family vacation!
Until Next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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