Sunday, March 20, 2011


I've been going back and forth for awhile trying to figure out the best form of exercise for me and my health. Obviously, strength training is an important aspect for me, but the most important thing for my lungs is cardio. So what kind of cardio would be best? After reading many other CFers' blogs and comments about working out, I have come to the conclusion that I need to start running. It is one of the most beneficial forms of working out for your lungs, but that raises a few questions. How do I start running? What kind of shoes do I need to get? When will I run? Where will I run? I have found a program that I think will be good for me, but now I just need to find the motivation to start.

That's a difficult thing for me, because I have tried to run in the past. It is painful and challenging, and I usually just give up. My health is at the point now that I cannot give up this time. I need to stick with it and make it work. I plan on starting this week since I only have half days of work which takes away the excuse of not having time to run. I decided to write about it, because if I need to keep you all informed on my progress, it will keep me accountable for actually going out and doing it. Tomorrow will be my first day. We'll see how this goes. Wish me luck!


  1. Ohhh... come run with me!!! :) Once you get started you will love it. I stopped in the winter b/c it gets dark way to early (I'm to chicken to run in the dark) but am starting up again. I love listening to my Ipod and just going. I like running in the early morning (summer) or in the evening when it starts to cool off a bit. Good luck!

  2. I would love to run with you! Maybe we can run together at the beach. Hopefully, by then I will be able to keep up!

  3. Hi! I know this comment is coming a couple months after you wrote this post, but I just happened to stumble across your blog!! How is the running thing going? I'm a 24 yr old with CF and am trying to get into running for the same reasons you are! I find it very challenging myself. I would love to hear about your progress and how you are overcoming the obstacles!


  4. I'm going to be honest. I have not been doing well at all with overcoming obstacles when it comes to running. I'm getting married soon, working, searching for a teaching job, and moving next month. So running has not been happening like I planned. I do have every intention of picking it back up after the wedding, because when I was active and running, I felt better. I will definitely update you when I get back on track! Thanks for reading my blog though! :)