Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Running: I have run 300Ks so far this year...I'm way on track to complete my 1000Ks in 2010! Also, I decided that it was probably a good idea to complete a race before my first ever half-marathon (considering I have never raced before in my life). What's it like to be in a race? So, I am now officially registered for a 10K on May 9th (check out the countdown widgets on my sidebar)...Woohoo! I'm very excited to have two upcoming races in May.
Asthma update: Today was 5 hills and I was wondering how it would go. You see, prednisone is an immunosuppressant (that's why it works so well on auto-immune symptoms). What that means is that while I'm on prednisone, I am more susceptible to infection. So, now that I am about to stop taking prednisone, I find myself fighting non-asthma cold symptoms. This is actually quite common. When I used to be dependent on prednisone, I would get pneumonia every fall. Anyways, the point is that I wondered how my lungs would do with hills. Plus, I had done my weight training in the morning and it was raining lightly and humidity does not help. Well...truth be told, it went very well. Heartrate did not exceed 154 and my warm-up and cool down runs were at a very decent pace. I felt good when I was done. No coughing. The reason I'm telling you all this is that sometimes, when we have asthma, it is easy to hold back and use it as an excuse. Not that we are looking for an excuse, but we get used to being more cautious. More and more, I'm realizing that taking charge of my health has lead me to push my limits and taught me that I have no idea what the actual limit is! Perhaps, the sky :)