If you've checked out my "number of days off prednisone", you know that my body has succeeded in fighting this cold without exacerbating my asthma. This has never happened since I developed asthma more than 7 years ago. Wow! I still have a cold, they do last about a week, so I've got a few more days to go. But, I'm slowly feeling better and...
Today, I ran 23K, which means that my lungs are holding up, a sure sign that this cold will not get the better of me! I don't think there are many of you out there who can understand how excited and amazed I am that I was able to complete this run. Apart from the fact that I am fighting a cold, I kicked asthma's butt and today was my longest distance ever! Granted, it took me forever and I needed a couple of puffs of Ventolin when I got home, but I did it!
When I got up this morning I didn't know how it would go. I had taken a decongestant to sleep and one again at 6am. I did feel a bit better and I managed to eat a big breakfast, but I just didn't know if I'd be able to hang on for so many kms. Throughout our run, Uber H would ask me "Are you doing good?" and I'd respond, "I'm doing okay." One foot in front of the other, feeling okay, and the plan was to complete my run.
Here's hoping that next week, I'm feeling strong and the weather cooperates for my 26K.