Posted by: Kayle | December 5, 2009

Workout 12/5: The First of Many

Well, today, for the first time in around 3 months, I worked out. Last week, my lung function was officially high enough to work out without restriction-that is, with as much restriction as any other out of shape person has. So today I did my morning routine: vest/albuterol, hypertonic saline, pulmozyme, ceftaz then I suited up and went to my apartment complex’s gym.

I must confess I’ve never used my apartment complex’s gym before. I really prefer to workout outside. It’s more entertaining that way. Anyway I walk in and there are 3 hard-core people in there. One guy is having it out on the only stationary bike, and the other two people are lifting weights.  Luckily, there is a treadmill open.  Since I’m only allowed to work out for 10 minutes at a time right now (ugh.),  I hop on the treadmill planning to walk for 10 minutes before I rode the bike for another 10 minutes. I mean, let’s face it, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t attempt to push my luck. 😛  I only made it around 7 minutes (.5 miles) though. I was breathing hard and my legs were starting to feel weak so I decided to switch activities. On the bike, I only lasted 3 minutes (.5 miles). When I started working out I expected my lungs to be the first part of my body to tire out.  Oddly enough though, it was my legs. You know that feeling when you’ve had a really hard workout and your legs are at the point of collapse? That’s where I was…after 10 minutes! Can you say OUT OF SHAPE?! Don’t get me wrong though, I’m THRILLED to be working out again…even if it’s only for 10 minutes. Everyone’s got to start somewhere right? And, as long as I have a starting place, it means that I can begin to move forward. As far as my return to racing is concerned, I’m still playing it by ear. Ideally, I’d like to enter a 5k in January or February. Now, how much of that 5k I run is somewhat up in the air.  I have no idea how my body will respond to working out or how quickly my fitness will return. Running/walking one though is something I really want to do.  Eventually, of course, I want to return to the sport of triathlon, and although it may sound stupid (especially now) I really do want to do an ironman someday.  Baby steps, baby steps. 🙂

On a slightly different note, I’d like to thank all of my blogger friends that have been supporting me these last few months. It’s remarkable really, I’ve never met any of you, and I don’t really know any of you (except for Jessica) but you never failed to give me encouragement or advice whenever I needed it. For that I am truly grateful.

That’s all for now.

Carpe diem!



  1. Yay, congrats, baby steps!!! 🙂

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