Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just another day...

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
Albert Einstein

Miraculously, things are going along as they should...
Tuesdays I work only in the evening, but I got up at my usual time this morning and was headed out to run errands by 9am. I went to a natural foods store and Costco...it is not easy to make sure we have lots of good food on hand. I also went to buy hemp protein for after-long-run shakes. I need to eat more, as I'm working out more, which would be a lot easier to do with junk food.
After errands, I went to the gym and did my 4K tempo run on the treadmill (very icky weather today). I then stuck around and did my strength training. So, I'm pleased. Actually, I'm more than pleased...despite the fact that my lungs went through a rough time over the last week or so, I have not had to skip any workouts. The test results show lots of inflammation, but I don't feel sick. I'm not even coughing that much...I just know my lung capacity is down (because I take a peak flow measure morning and night)...but it's not really affecting my quality of life like it used to when I would get sick. Everything is so much more under control and I am convinced that being more fit and having a stronger heart and better cardio due to running are important contributing factors. So, things are going along as they should and I'm pleased...very pleased :)
Cheers!

18 comments:

Heather said...

Way to go not missing any workouts - and I'm glad that you're feeling relatively okay. :)

Sarah said...

So happy to hear it!!!

Julie said...

Hi Anne,
Thank goodness you are feeling better! You are such a champ for getting your run in:) Your drive and determination impresses the heck out of me!!

Johann said...

That is good news! Make sure you eat enough. I have low lung capacity because I have a very mild pectus excavatum (hollow) chest. Mine is not serious but it does make my lung capacity low. My chest actually presses against my heart, making it round.

Amy said...

I know what you mean about the struggle to keep good food in the house - it seems like you have to go to so many different stores to get this and that...yes, living off junky food would be lots easier - but definitely not better!

ajh said...

Glad things are going well.

Teamarcia said...

You should be more than pleased! You are overcoming a huge obstacle and doing great!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

So happy for you!

Diana said...

That is really great news. I am sure having a stronger cardiovascualr system is helping.

Miglena said...

yes! that's what we want to hear Dr. Anne :) I am so glad you are feeling OK. Let us know how you like the hemp protein powder ;)

Marlene said...

So glad to hear that you're feeling better! Sounds like a productive day. And yes, it would be so much easier to get the calories in with junk food, wouldn't it? :)

Lily on the Road said...

Glad you are feeling better Anne, not sure but this week I'm having to use my inhaler's A Lot!

I was just reading an interesting article in Canadian Living Magazine about healthy food choices...isn't sad that we have become an "instant potato" kind of culture.

Lulah said...

So glad you're feeling better! I miss my workouts, I have another 5 weeks of no gym...yikes!

Psyche said...

I am amazed that you've gone through this rough patch and did not have to miss any workouts. That is something to be pleased (and proud) about:)

Have a good day, Anne!

Tricia said...

happy to hear youre feeling well

Meg said...

It's nice to hear you're strong and feeling well, nice job!

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