Running With Asthma

Running with Asthma 2011 in Review
January 10, 2012, 2:59 pm
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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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This story really touches me. I don’t have this health problem but I know someone who’s a cousin of mine. She too always go jogging. At the age of 10, she’s diagnose with asthma. She’s in and out of the hospital. Last year, she had been admitted to the hospital many times because of the usual attacks. Now, she’s doing good sine she’s joining this club in our town, a club that handles programs like running for a cause, etc. She keep on running with her friends while enjoying the run, she getting well and in shape now. So good to hear this story. I remember her right away. Nice job.. 🙂


Comment by Nikka

hi i am mandeep yadav from INDIA. I am reading your blog from a week . It is very inspiring.I Want some tips from you.
But my running is not good. I run 1600 hardly in 7min. 30second.
I am suffering from asthama.
Tell me how much pratice i have to done to complete 1600m in 5 minute.
The physical test will held on august 2013.SO I HAVE 3 MONTHS WILL I ABLE TO reach my goal.

Please reply soon.
And also tell me exercise and medicine to control my asthama


Comment by MANDEEP

Hi Mandeep!
I’m so sorry I did not get back to you earlier; I was sick for several months and then had pneumonia and was in the hospital. Have you had your physical test yet? Did you reach your goal of a 1600 in 5 minutes? Let us know! Best of luck to you, Tara


Comment by TaraSchiro

Hello I’m Miah Brown, I’m 11 years old and in 6th grade. I have asthma and run track. I’m always last and always having a hard time breathing during and after running. My mom says that I should quit,because I’m not made out for track.What should I do?


Comment by Miah Brown

Hi Miah, Thank you for writing in. Spey I did t get back to you earlier. I hope you stayed in track. If not, I hope you will try again this year. People with asthma can still run. Many Olympic athletes have asthma. The key is this: you need to develop a base. That means you need to exercise, run, several times per week all year long. That will make your lungs stronger and when track or cross country season arrives, you will already be in shape and able to handle the requirements without throwing yourself into an asthma attack. Consistency is the key. Keep reaching for your goals and dreams and never give up. You can do it! Tara


Comment by TaraSchiro

Hello Tara. I don’t know if you are still posting but i wanted to say that i have read through all of your archived posts and they are truly inspiring.
My story is, at the age of 15, i was playing football but could never ‘do’ the long distance runs, i got the ‘all in your head’ and ‘you’ve only got fast twitch muscles’ comments. Anyway i was diagnosed with Asthma. I spent the next many years running long distances regulary and like yourself my lungs got so much stronger. At the age of 35 i ‘retired’ from football, running, gym etc. Now at the age of 37 and getting sick of being out of shape, when i have spent most of my life in shape, i decided to get back into running. I have been running for 3 solid weeks 5 times a week, results have not been good and my lungs have been killing me!!! After reading through your blog, i know that my ego was getting in the way, my head was telling me that i used to run long distances all the time, play football at a decent non-league so why are you struggling now. Now i know that i’m a lot older and i need to build up the foundation again after being inactive for so long.
I don’t normally talk to people about this but i wanted to let you know that your website was/is so insipring that i wanted to say something.



Comment by sean

Hi Sean,

Thank you so much for writing in! I’m so grateful to be able to share your story with the readers here on this blog. I haven’t written an actual post in awhile because I am not sure if I should continue this. There are so many topics I could write about and part of me wants to do just that. That same part of me has considered making running with asthma calendars and selling t-shirts to inspire us all year long to keep running towards our potential. But the other part of me is not so sure that God wants me to be the “running with asthma girl,” spending so much time on posting and product development and sales (which also has the potential to turn people off). I have other writing projects on my plate with hard deadlines and this has taken first priority. So for the time being, until I get some clarity, I remain torn on what to do with this blog and just focus on answering comments from readers. The most important thing for me is that you all keep moving and strengthen those lungs. “Yes we can run with asthma!” Again, thank you so much for telling us your story. Much appreciated. And on a side note, you are wise to realize you need to start a little slower to get your foundation back 🙂 Strengthen those lungs, Tara


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