Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wheeze, cough, run

Well, the good news is I got up off the couch and completed 7 miles today. It was slow, yes indeed, but I ran about half of it and feel good for doing something.

The bad news is the chest congestion just isn't going away. I wheezed for much of the run and had to stop to cough a few times. I sucked on cough drops, which helped, but I didn't bring any water. By the end of the run, I was feeling quite nauseated by the combination of running on a diet of Halls cough drops.

But it's been a good day. I've read a new book -- new to me but ages old; "Camille" by Alexandre Dumas -- and enjoyed a quiet Sunday. It's good to read for pleasure once again!

The diet is going well; I've eaten my way through my bananas and blueberries and squash and need to replenish tomorrow. It's always a joy when I actually consume the fruits and vegetables and not have to throw them out because they've gone bad.

I'm going to try a DVD workout tomorrow and see how that goes....haven't done that since Jane Fonda in the 1980s!


  1. I have read about the neck rule in several publications. You should follow it. You can follow your eating plan and get in some moving, but I think you should hold off on the running until the chest stuff subsides. You will get better quicker and can resume more productive workouts. If you don't believe me, check this out.,7120,s6-241-286--9082-0,00.html

  2. Diana, I think you'll be happy to know that your name was mentioned several times this past Friday when about a dozen people from the newsroom signed up for StarNews Biggest Loser Challenge. It's an internal competition for the whole building. But it prompted me to sign up for Weight Watchers online Friday night. So far so good. I know I need to get more exercise, but the eating better part hasn't been too hard. Anyway, I thought you'd want to know that you are on the minds of several of us as we go through the same journey. I've found so far that it definitely helps to know I'm not alone and you aren't either.