Monday, July 12, 2010

New Running Plan

I'm happy to say I've completed the Couch to 5K program which has you running 30 minutes straight. It was rough getting there at first, but now I'm totally comfortable running that far without problem.

However now, I want to go further and today my co-worker found this new plan for me! So instead of just running by time, you have to run by distance. I like this because I know it will be a challenge and will push me hard!

After a weekend of hiking several miles, and swimming/tubing several miles I'm one hurting pup. I still drug myself to the gym today and did day 1 of the new plan. 1.5 miles down, and looking forward to the rest of the week!

On a side note...I definitely think it's the Tobi causing my wheezing. After a few days of Prednisone, my chest feels so much more open...ahhh. Not sure where this will lead us, maybe I'll just have to take Prednisone when I start my Tobi courses? No worries, I'm feeling good :)


Jesse Petersen (CF Fatboy) said...

That is SOOO awesome. Can you save me a little time as I go backwards on your site with a few answers?

What mutations do you have? I'm double DF508.
FEV1% and have you gone down really low and rebounded to be able to do this? I got down to 27% but I'm back up to 37% and want to keep going higher.

Third, what the heck is the idea of being a nurse with CF? Doesn't that put you at risk for all kinds of nasty MRSA or worse? We were both wondering that tonight, because you're the second or third CF nurse we've found. Just curious, not judging at all.

Jess said...


As for your questions...I'm DDF508. My FEV1 is pretty much mid 60's consistently and my goal is to keep on going up! I've not dipped down low (knock on wood). I did have pneumonia in October and hit my lowest ever, of 48%. They bounced right back up though after it all cleared up, thankfully.

As for being a nurse, It's just something I know I'm supposed to do and I can't imagine doing anything else. My health came first when I made the decision I went to my CF doc to discuss it. My only requirements are is that I'm not to work with MRSA (respiratory) or Cepacia patients, and I don't. The reason is, I work at an outpatient Endoscopy unit. We only scope "healthy" patients here. If they are severely ill or compramised, they are done in the ER. So for me, it's a win-win situation.

Don't worry, I'm not taking it as a judgement...I love what I do, but my health comes first :)