My lungs are doing much better; instead of registering at about half of what I should on the peak flow meter, I'm averaging 87%. I call that real progress and I think I'll be able to start
running trotting soon. I’m sure it’s going to be quite painful and discouraging at first—it’s been about a year since I really ran. But that’s OK, if I don’t start, I will never get back to where I was.
I got this bracelet a few months ago, before I had the rude awakening about the state of my lungs. When I run, I have only a key for the house. I don’t run with a phone or an MP3 player and since I live in Boston, I’m running in a lot of traffic. So I got this RoadID bracelet. It’s got my name, city, emergency contact name and phone number, and known allergies on it. Right now, it sits in the cool box you see, just waiting for the day I can start running again. Soon, little bracelet, soon.