Helllo - my challenge

Hi all. My challenge is to do 5k by mid October. I have very severe COPD and am on oxygen - my portable oxygen backpack weighs over 5lb which is a bit of a nuisance, but I manage. It is unlikely that I would ever be able to run 5K, so I am aiming to build up to being able to walk that distance at all. If I can eventually manage to speed walk 5K in under an hour I will be a very happy lady :) I already do an awfully slow mile a day, so as of tomorrow I will start timing myself. Last year I worked up to doing a Leslie Sansone 15 minute mile video walk twice daily as part of my training, but have since let things go and deteriorated. My lung disease is very much a use it or lose it one, so this will be the best medicine it is possible for me to have as well as a mental and emotional boost! Talk to you again tomorrow, Parvati :)

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  • Wow Parvati you are awesome. Best wishes for that, what an incredible thing.

  • Thank you for your kind welcome Greg, Parvati.

  • Amazing go you! Keep us up to date with your progress, i wish you all the luck in the world!

  • Very best of wishes for success, Parvati...please do update us as you progress. Each of us picks our own pace....success is in the "doing".

  • Well done Parvati, I salute your determination and courage. Being asthmatic I wondered how I would cope with running but its strange that my breathing is better and my lung capacity also improved. I swim too so that has perhaps added to the improvement.

    I wish you all the very best with your challenge and please keep us updated on your progress.

  • Wishing you every success your are an inspiration :)

  • Good going to get started, make sure your doctor is aware that your starting this.

  • Wow! I salute you for even attempting it!

    Good luck, I hope you make it :)

  • Welcome to the site :)

  • Good luck - please keep us updated :-)

  • you are wonderful and put all my moaning to shame! good luck x

  • Amazing - makes my minor disccomforts pale into insignificance. I would be interested to hear about your progress and what your Dr/nurse thinks. Presumably you get assessed regularly and so will be able to assess improvement eg in lung capacity - Well done and keep it up.

  • Wow! Good luck, I can't wait to hear how you get on! :)

  • You are such an inspirational lady Parvati!! I truly wish you the best of luck in your quest to become fitter and as healthy as your lungs will let you!! Cant wait to see you progress into greatness!! Good luck!!

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