I post my workouts and my workout goals on my Jamiebug's Workout blog but tonight I wanted to also post here about my progress. I have been running now for some time with goals in mind that help motivate me. My main motivation is to improve and gain muscle tone throughout my body but especially my legs. My biggest motivation is to keep my new lungs in pristine shape. It takes a lot of time to build back up all the muscle I lost 3 years ago.
When I first started running I could hardly run for less than one minute before my legs began screaming at me and throbbing horribly. But with slow, steady and faithful running I am now doing a 13 minute mile. It's no record by any means but it a HUGE improvement. Of course my goal is a 6-8 minute mile so much more improvement needs to happen :) Realistically however, I need to get up to running at least 3 miles in a decent amount of time if I want to do a 5k race....then build from there.
Life post transplant has given me back the ability to do the things I couldn't do anymore with CF lungs. It's a pretty incredible feeling to run a mile again, to ride a horse again, and to be on stage again. I have so much love an appreciation for the gift of my 2nd life! I run for me and my donor.
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