Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Launching my comeback

My comeback started yesterday with an "all clear" check of my lungs at the doctor*, and then a 5K run around the neighborhood today.

14 weeks ago:
5K race (hilly) in 28:01

5K workout (flat) in 37:35
5.6 pounds heavier
No coughing while running finally for the first time in weeks and weeks (though I did have some spells last night). That's the good news.

So 14 weeks of recovery and climbing back out of the Sucking Cesspool of Bad Lungs will take me to the end of August before I'm completely right again. Hopefully.

So the Nation's Triathlon will be my Comeback Race this year. The other several triathlons and road races that I have coming up before then will be simply races to complete the distance without keeling over.

*I also got a tetanus-diptheria-pertussis vaccination, which adults can get now, so we can cross off the additional threat of whooping cough to the precarious health of my lungs. Plus a prescription for Zyrtec (which is over-the-counter now, but cheaper to me by prescription) so maybe that will improve my body's reaction to Pollen Overload Season. Which set off this whole nasty chain of events.


jbmmommy said...

Good luck. With your determination I think you'll be back to your pre-yuck self faster than that.

Fe-lady said...

I need an updated MMR shots because of all the kids attending schools now who are NOT VACCINATED!
(How did THAT happen...??? Don't get me started...!)
Glad you are on the upswing!