Sunday, April 3, 2011

Success!

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
Abraham Lincoln

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.

Success!
Here's hoping that next week, I'm feeling strong and the weather cooperates for my 26K.
Cheers!

 

23 comments:

Claire said...

Good for you!!

Char said...

What a great run. 23k! Fighting a cold! Be proud of yourself.

Jennifer said...

Excellent news!

ajh said...

That is awesome. You are right, I don't understand it but I get your excitement and happiness and that is the best.

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

Cheers, indeed! Congrats - so glad to hear that your lungs are holding their own!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Whoo hoo! So glad you body is fighting the cold - way to go - obviously running and being in great shape helps - I hope you are able to continue your prednisone streak - or should I say No prednisone streak!
I so hope the weather improves - this weeks temps are suppose to be in the 40-50's - although not as warm as I would like - it sure beats te 30's and snow!

Pat said...

That's great news!

Amy said...

Awesome! So glad you were able to do it and it sounds like it went well!

TX Runner Mom said...

Hooray! So glad you are doing well!

Steel Springs said...

Awesome news!

Wifey said...

Congratulations! PURE AWESOMENESS.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Jill said...

YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

Irene said...

That's huge! Being able to combat asthma while having a could isn't an easy thing do do. I'm glad to know you're on the upswing!

Marlene said...

Awesome! Keep fighting that cold and congrats on the long run! Take that, asthma!!!

Caroline said...

anne! that is big! Felicitations! je suis tres heureuse pour toi!!! moi je n'ai pas le meme probleme mais j'ai des allergies qui me causent de la congestion severe et ca rend la respiration difficile alors je peux juste imaginer ce que c pour toi! ouf....

Johann said...

This is so inspiring, well done Anne! I'm really happy for you! 23km is no joke even if all is well. You are making fantastic progress, keep it going!

Teamarcia said...

Fantastic job knocking out 23k! I'm anticipating great things from you this weekend!

Meg said...

You just keep moving forward, I love that about you!!
Have a great race, rest up and get even stronger!

Matty B. said...

You are a bad as*! Tu es un superstar!

Heather said...

Great for you. I know how those colds can get wreak havoc on a respitory system.

(Your header has me looking for a sweater. Nice to meet you.)

kilax said...

Wow, a new PDR and no prednisone? AWESOME!!!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

That is awesome!

Matty B. said...

Completely understand that you won't be submitting your video and I appreciate your honesty about it. It took me a whole evening to get mine prepared.

Hope you're doing great!