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    Running journey update - need advise

    So I had one of my worst runs ever today. I’m training for a Turkey trot 5k but I have severe asthma and some other breathing issues. My friend and I decided to go on a 4 mile run today bc I’ve been doing a lot better with the running and I was hoping that if I could go farther than the 3 miles, the day of I would be better. Well right off the bat my lungs were already a mess. I did my inhaler before I left as per usual and did it again about 1.75 miles in bc I was having a hard time. Then I produced so much mucus that I almost threw up a few times. The Turkey trot is less than a week away and I’m running it with another freind who ran track and is more than a foot taller than me. I’m really nervous bc I don’t want to hold him back and I want to enjoy the race. I’m not sure how I regressed so much today. It felt like before I even started training and I don’t know how to fix it. #Asthma #Exercise #CysticFibrosis (I don’t have CF but some of my symptoms have always been really similar so maybe someone can help me out?)

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & Exercise Solutions

    In this community, we are all aware of the benefits of physical activity in managing diabetes.

    In addition, we discussed some barriers to exercise due to limited mobility, and ideas for incorporating exercise into your daily routine.

    But what if you don't have the time, exercise is boring, and you're just not motivated to exercise?

    Find out how to overcome those barriers with this quick guide from Diatribe!


    ❓What barriers mentioned in the article have you personally experienced and how did you overcome them?

    Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #physicalactivity #Exercise #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    My mum kinda pissed me off...

    So, I've been trying to lose weight for a long time, and I've slowly been losing it. I walk for 2-3 hours a week at a brisk pace, I've been really careful of what I eat and drink, too. A couple of weeks ago I had a review of my diabetes, and I was placed on a new medication that's going to help keep my blood sugars down. I'm still going to keep up with the diet and exercise, though. A nifty side effect of this drug (Dapagliflozin) is that it helps you lose weight, which my doctor thinks is a good idea.

    Exercising can be difficult for me because I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome - when I stand up, my blood pressure plummets so drastically I often faint, and to make up for the drop in blood pressure, my pulse skyrockets - often getting up to around 150-160bpm. It's a horrible condition and I truly hate how much it limits me.

    I've managed to drop my weight down to 95kg (209lbs), and I'm really pleased. And my mother said... "I wish I had a heart like yours. MY weight would fall off too if my heart rate was constantly over 150bpm."

    Like... Excuse me? I couldn't help but get really angry. I'm not even sure how I managed to hold my tongue. I would give ANYTHING to be healthy. To not have this condition so I could have more of a normal life, so I wouldn't have to live in fear of fainting in public. I'm not even sure that ONLY having tachycardia would make you lose weight... But if it does/did... I still wouldn't want it.

    I'm just seriously pissed off. Would YOU be pissed in a family member said this to you? My friend says I'm overreacting. But, if anything, I feel like I'm underreacting.

    #POTS #posturalorthostatictachycardia #Dysautonomia #chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #Tachycardia #EhlersDanlos #EDS #NAFLD #Diabetes #BPD #Migraines #InterstitialCystitis #HeartCondition #WeightLoss #Exercise #ChronicFatigue


    Running Tips w/ asthma

    Hi! I decided to start a team to run a 5k near me that is for childhood cancer. I’m super excited for the race and I got some people to join however I have asthma + some other breathing issues and I am having trouble training. I get out of breath really easily and can’t seem to find a rhythm. Does anyone have any tips for asthmatics when it comes to running? I’ve always been super active but never went just for runs before and I don’t want make a fool of myself in front of my team. Any ideas would be great! Thanks! #Asthma #Running #Exercise


    I Had a Dream

    Last night, I dreamt that I was entered into an NCAA swim race against three other swimmers. Having broken both shoulders, I cannot swim freestyle (crawl) as the other three were, but was swimming the slower breaststroke. When I took second place, I was so happy I cried.

    I think this dream is very symbolic of taking pride and joy in what we are still able to do.

    #fractures #Exercise #Disability #adapting #Joy

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    Get well soon

    I meditated this morning, did cardio for 30 minutes, drank 2 liters of water, and now I am trying to take a nap before I can take part in anything else. What are you doing to get well soon?
    #ChronicHeadaches #Depression #Anxiety #OccipitalNeuralgia #Migraines #Alcoholism #Exercise #Meditation #TheMighty