Sunday, December 4, 2011

Running/Working out

I bought myself a treadmill with the birthday money I got this year. We finally got it set up tonight, and I put it to work right away. I ran a full mile which is something that I haven't done in years. Mind you, it was the slowest I have ever run a mile, but you have to start somewhere right? After I finished the mile, I walked at an incline for ten minutes just to get my legs extra mad at me. Next, I walked for 5 more minutes just to cool off. It felt pretty good to actually run, but I know there is a lot of room for improvement.

So what's the plan? I am going to use my treadmill everyday. I might not run on it everyday, but I will definitely walk on it. I also plan on continuing with my other workouts which I have been slacking on lately. Picking them back up tomorrow, and I couldn't be more excited! I am super pumped about being able to run a mile nonstop today, and I can't wait to see how far I can push myself. More than that, I can't wait to see what all of my hard work does for my PFT numbers. As you may recall, my goal for my next appointment is to have my FEV1 hit 60%. If you are interested in what my numbers have been in the past, click here. February 1st will be the moment of truth.

In other news, my vest is not working properly anymore. It inflates all the way, and when I push the button to get it to start shaking, it deflates and has very little pressure. That makes it pretty much pointless, and of course, the company is closed on the weekends, so I have to call them tomorrow to find out what are game plan will be. I'm frustrated since I am actually doing what I am supposed to now. Just my luck that it would pick now to mess up. At least I have running to do now so that I am getting some airway clearance. Hopefully, I can get  a new one soon


  1. I stumbled upon this blog, I'm actually 24 also with CF and I had been wondering if other CFers actually set big goals around the next looming PFT appointments and made a big deal out of the numbers so that's good to know I'm not the only one. My next appt is Dec 22 so a little before yours. Never thought to upload all my Clinic data online as a social thing, but this is pretty clever. Good luck with your FEV1 goal and keep up the cardio and you'll hit it. My personal opinion is the cardio is more effective than the Acapella and the vest anyway

  2. I just recently started making goals for myself and for my PFT's, but it really does help me to make sure that I am taking care of myself. And I definitely agree with you on the importance of the cardio. I can tell a huge difference when I workout and when I don't even if I am keeping up with my treatments.

  3. Oh and good luck on your appointment!