April 13, 2010

easy does it

Yesterday, I put the sick behind me and stepped on the treadmill. The first real exercise in months. The strides felt good as I walked... and my feet wanted to fly. Thankfully, I was determined to let my head be in control. Slow and steady. Slow feet and steady breathing. One day at a time, and hopefully I will be back to my three-mile mornings... wheeze free. For all my life, breathing has come naturally... but these past months have taught me that a deep breath is most certainly a gift. And a one I am thankful for on this Tuesday.
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17 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Good job! Three miles? Wow. I've never been able to run even one. You go, girl!

Kay said...

So true. I had 'the bronchitis' for over a month earlier this year. And I too was surprised at just how long it takes everything to get back to normal. You'll get there!

Imperfect said...

I'm so glad you are back to something you love!

homebody0404 said...

Uh Oh, I hope you get rid of the wheeze. Several times a year I'll suddenly be overcome by a violent cough attack that leads to gasping for breath while I feel my throat swelling up. I can inhale very short breaths but can't exhale. It's extremely scary, I don't wish that on anyone. I've been told I don't have asthma they call it bronchial spasms. I call it fighting for my life!!

I hope you get better and your feet are able to fly again!!

Get Real Girl said...

So glad that you were able to get on the treadmill again. I find that if I can exercise it does a lot for me, not only physically, but mentally, too. As I ease back into it, I always think Baby Steps.

togetherforgood said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better and taking deep breaths again, Dawn. :)

dawn said...

way to go, Dawn--for doing it, and for not over-doing it!

JoAnn said...

I'm glad you are feeling better too. And now I'm feeling like I should get on a treadmill, and to make myself feel less guilty I'm goin to eat a cookie.

Melissa said...

glad you're feeling better!! and i love the pic of your shell heart on the beach!!!

Richella said...

Slow and steady wins the race! Here's hoping that you'll be breathing deeply and effortlessly very soon. Thank God you're finally able to get back on the treadmill. . . I have a feeling you'll want to be in good shape before your trip!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Breathing is never overrated.
Congrats on getting back to YOURSELF.
I also wiped the dust off my treadmill this morning. It did not hurt as bad as I thought it would. But then again, the day is not over yet.....

julie said...

yahoo! good for you! come over! i have a little award for you!

Graceful said...

Way to go, Dawn! Baby steps will take you all the way!

Kelli said...

Way to go!! I remember having the flu last year and was amazed at how long it took my breathing to return to normal!! Enjoy the exercising!!

Dayle said...

I told the man yesterday I'm getting another treadmill. You've inspired me to just do it.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I have asthma sometimes and I certainly understand. Isn't a deep breath so cleansing now?

jenn said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better!!