Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Baby Steps to Running

Hello everyone. I realize I haven't posted in a while. Being sidelined with pleurisy has really not given me much to do in the workout category. A couple weeks ago I was cleared to start doing easy exercise as long as I could control my breathing. So I started with walks, then have progressed to a walk/shuffle, and this morning I tried running a mile at a slow steady pace, really concentrating on my breathing. Because I am often finding myself obsessed with my time and speed, I decided to leave my Garmin at home so I could just base my speed off of my effort. Baby steps.

Just Say No to Speed

It is 39 days till the So-Cal Xterra Trail Run Series starts with Point Mugu. I am still hopeful that I will be able to run in this event. At the very least I have volunteered to help mark the course the day before so I will participate to some degree. I have been wanting to volunteer at some of these events for a while but like many other runners find it hard to find the extra time to do so. So anyways, if I can find the time than anyone can.  :D

Some famous people who have had pleurisy (besides my awesome self):

  • Ken Griffey Jr was diagnosed with pleurisy in 2007.
  • LeBron James was diagnosed with pleurisy in 2005.
  • Ringo Starr had chronic-pleurisy at age 13.
  • Mahatma Gandhi suffered from pleurisy during WWI while in London.
  • Francis Scott Key died in 1843 from pleurisy.
  • Benjamin Franklin died after an abscess in his lungs burst from what is believed to be a case of pleurisy.
  • Charlemagne died in 814 of pleurisy.

Did anyone do anything this Labor Day Weekend?


  1. is pleurisy a chronic condition? try taking up yoga or at least practicing the breathing assoc w/ yoga. Best to you and your running!

    1. It depends on what is the cause of the pleurisy. I didn't think about yoga, that is a good idea. There isn't any yoga classes near me though so I'll have to search YouTube. Thank you. :)