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I said it, I did it... 5K this morning no excuses.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

3.1 miles in 41 minutes I promised you guys I would do it and I followed through. water bottle in one hand and inhaler in the other. My fastest time is 38 minutes so this isnt too far off in spite of the Asthmatic Bronchitus. I will get better but this was a big win for me, the inhaler helped alot. pretty tough to run when you cant breathe.

Im really glad i coughed up ( no pun intended) the cash to get this treadmill. exertion in the cold air is too much for me right now so the treadmill gives me the opportunity to train without killing myself. I havent had any significant IT band pain for quite a while although I am very alert for it now, gonna stop at the first sign of trouble. I dont want to go through that again.

My goal is to get 3 more 5K's in this week, kinda ambitious for someone on the sick list but I gotta move, tired of sitting around. I promise I will listen to my body, I dont want to get hurt again.

Maybe I will toss up the Nike+ charts to hold myself accountable.... Im such a geek...
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  • v LCORTEZ7
    emoticon Good to hear that you're feeling much better now.
    2023 days ago
    emoticon That is really great, I know how it can be running with asthma. That is one obstacle I have had to over come myself.
    2024 days ago
  • v KILDAREN96
    I'm new to getting your blog, but find your posts so inspiring. Time for me to move all my weaving equipment off the treadmill and get going myself! Keep up the positive motivation for us all.
    2024 days ago
  • v BRE7482
    emoticon I have to jog with an inhaler too. Take care of yourself
    2024 days ago
    emoticon well done on going for it. Listen to your body though and I am sure it will help in your recovery!
    2024 days ago
    2024 days ago
    Thats awesome!! Great Job beating your time!! I have never done a 5K
    2024 days ago
    Awesome my friend, welcome back, I too am so grateful that I splurged to get a good treadmill because there are too many days the outside is much too daunting. Keep it up and I will be checking in with you as much as needed to keep you going. MARATHON!!!
    2024 days ago
    I got my 5K in this morning too! Aren't we awesome! Your fastest time of 38 minutes is seriously impressive! I think you are going to recover quickly! emoticon
    2024 days ago
    GREAT job!!!! I like it! And YOU, my friend are really on a mission to be doing this with asthmatic bronchitis...

    2024 days ago
  • v LYFO12
    LOL Hey my new Sparkfriend! That's great!!! Take it easy!! :)))))
    2024 days ago
    emoticon I know that felt good!! emoticon

    Owning your own treadmill is one of the best things ever. I got one for myself two years ago and logged a lot of miles on it, especially in the winter.

    2024 days ago
  • v BRATTY_ME27
    Do what you can, but don't overdo. Awesome job getting in the 5K though!
    2024 days ago
  • v ALOFA0509
    emoticon emoticon .. That is soo awsum you stuck in out even with a wicked cough!!! You are AMAZING.. GR8 work!!

    2024 days ago
    thats WONDERFUL!!!! GREAT job!!!! I am really, truly proud of you. tomorrow will be jumped back in with both feet and you are back in it!!! FANTASTIC!!!

    2024 days ago
  • v LAURIE5658
    Welcome back to running!!! Woo hoo!!


    2024 days ago
  • v REEKU731
    You are amazing!!! Keep up the great work!!! Getting the treadmill was one of the best things we did too!! Running outside in winter is just too tough!!

    And you have Nike+...have you ever heard of a site called check it out! Its bad ass!!

    Keep up the fabulous work my friend!
    2024 days ago
    emoticon but of course follow doctor's orders. Get well :)
    2024 days ago
    Good job!
    You are definitely ambitious!!! Awesome that you have your own treadmill.
    I will be putting in some miles this week also, but most of them I am cross-training with the elliptical, the bike & weights. This way I can keep my foot feeling good. If that gets bad again, I won't be able to do any running.
    Laughing at the geek comment... I am kinda geeky sometimes too. My sisters-in-law laugh at me (with me). We all get a chuckle out of it.
    emoticon Lori

    Ugghh! Hate it when I catch a typo after I post!
    2024 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2011 5:03:53 PM
  • v SURYAH
    It's Good Enough. Your body will know when it' s Ready.
    In fact it's Pretty darn good! you should be proud of yourself.

    2024 days ago
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    2024 days ago
    Awesome job!
    2024 days ago
    And what, oh what are we to do with you? Please, do be careful, get well and then you can push yourself to new and better things. I would really rest and get that bronchitis in check.
    2024 days ago
  • v JASI27
    WooHooo!!!!!! Feels good doesn't it!!! Hey I have had asthma since I was young and my doctor put me on Singulair many moons ago, and I can't tell you the last time I had to use my inhaler! Could almost swear singulair cured me! Talk to your doc and see if maybe it is an option you could try!
    Proud of you by the way!!!
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    2024 days ago
    WOOHOO - You really are an inspiration! I haven't managed to pump out a 5K on the treadmill since early last spring. Once I got outside, that was all she wrote for the distances on the treadmill. I'm afraid there is still alot of winter left up here in the Chicago suburbs, so, if I don't want to lose all the ground that I gained last year, I need to make goal #1 a treadmill 5K.
    2024 days ago
    Wow, 3.1 miles in 41 minutes is awesome!!!!! I don't have asthma and can only walk (arthritis) and 51 minutes is the fastest I can muster at the moment. You rock!!!
    2024 days ago
    Fabulous! great job ~ you are smart to listen to your body ~ it knows best!
    2024 days ago
    Jan- you are my mentor... Thank you. I will take it slower, i dont want any repeats of what happened the last time.......
    2024 days ago
    Wow you are incredible! I'm so glad you were able to get the treadmill and that your inhaler is working for you. What an accomplishment to stick with it and work out what works for you. Give yourself a great pat on the back. I loved reading this blog. It was very motivating to read about your strategizing and success. emoticon
    2024 days ago
  • v ACTIVE_AT_60
    Robert, I am glad you did it - but I wouldn't push it, and try to go any faster than this. If you did OK with this exercise, just repeat it. I would even say a little slower than your time today.

    You need to be aware that when pushing yourself like that - you are adding to the inflammatory process in your airway - and that may not be to your benefit.

    I agree with you - running outside in this weather is not an option with you with asthmatic bronchitis, as that will make it worse.
    2024 days ago
    Awesome...every day new successes!
    2024 days ago
  • v KLEENH
    Way to go! I'm off right now to try to do the same!
    2024 days ago
    Good for you. Listen to your body, it never lies. I know the gotta move feeling, mine creeps in now at the two day mark. I get grumpy.

    My treadmill was a good investment, that finally paid off.

    When you are ready to return to the outside world and it is still a little chilly this is a great hood for keeping your lungs from getting that cold shock feeling.

    2024 days ago
    emoticon well done!!! emoticon emoticon
    2024 days ago
  • v MINNA72
    Good job, Robert!

    Totally envious of your treadmill, though. If there was any way I could fit one in my home, I'd be on my way to the store! Had a miserable 10K run in slushy, slippery snow. ICK.
    2024 days ago
  • v RKWMRR1
    Great job, keep it up and feel better soon!
    2024 days ago
    emoticon Awesome job!!!
    2024 days ago
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