Sunday, April 13, 2008

I RAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not far. Only uphill (downhill bounces too much, and there was only uphill or downhill). Not for very long. But I RAN. For the first time in probably 5 years or so, and 1000 times better than then. Whoooohoooo!!!!!!!!!! On Saturday afternoon and this morning. And guess what? I want to go again tomorrow morning!! Because I CAN!!!! And it's FUN, and exhillerating, and it's great feeling how deep down the breath goes, and my legs burn, and I feel ALIVE. I sense a new addiction coming on...

The pic above is me and my granddad!! Love him, he's so sweet and loving!! The weekend was very nice. Apart from discovering the new addiction-to-be I just read and read and ate and ate. Had lunch today with My Uncle Helgaard and Aunt Dalana, which was the best meal I've had in quite a while! Reading a great book by Jodie Picoult called My Sister's Keeper about a girl who was 'designed' to be a genetic match for her sister who has a rare form of Lukemia, and so her sister has to donate blood, platelets etc, but eventually it comes down to having to donate her kidney to her sister, who might not even survive the transplant. Really thought-provoking, and I can't put it down!

Going to church tonight, so have to start getting ready for that. Really hope it's a cool church and that I'll make some friends there! Hope your weekend was cool too!

12 comments:

Danielle in MO said...

you really need to read the Jodi Picoult book called Change of Heart its her newest and it is super!!! She is a WONDERFUL writer - I have read ALL of her books! She is a favorite!!!

Sue at eLuckypacket said...

Learned about your blog through the SA Blog Awards and just wanted to say hi and congratulate you on your new breath ;-) and your award. This is an outstanding blog. I hope you don't mind but I've featured "Living Life Breathlessly" on my blog eLuckypacket. Look for a post on Monday. Take care and all the best for the coming months of recovery. - Sue

emilybudogs said...

I've never commented before, but I found your blog through CF husband, and I've been following since right before your transplant! Congrats on your new life and lungs! :)
I hope you enjoy the book- I read it for a book club awhile ago and it is really interesting! Thanks for sharing all your new-found blessings with us! God bless!
Emily

Katelyn said...

Alice! I am so glad you are running - if we lived closer than a 20 hour plane flight, we could go running together. And it IS addicting, I love it.

Bree said...

"I ran! I ran so far awaaaaaaaay!" I know that's the song but i don't know who sings it and i don't know how it goes, but holy crap woman - YOU RAN!!!!!!!! CONGRATS1

Christy said...

Yay, Alice! That's fabulous addiction to have. I'm so thrilled for you.

Your grandad looks like a sweet fella! The picture is great! You are so loved, and it's no wonder why. >:0)

I hope that you had a great time at church and met some new friends!

Blessings to you!

april said...

wow I bet that was the best feeling ever!!!! I am going to look for that book you mentioned..

neilcharm said...

YOU RAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You go girl, let loose those legs and I can just visualize you running with arms flaying in the air, with an outrageous laughter in your throat...YOU TRULY ARE AMAZING. Keep smiling.....

Daniel said...

Congratulations Alice!

Dragonfly said...

That inspires me for my gymming....

Anonymous said...

Why do I find myself shaking my head and smiling from ear to ear??

Don't hold back Alice, give it a full go!!

Hope to see you again soon. Peter Leid (CF Man)

Melody said...

I have been lurking for awhile, and had to comment.

RUNNING? Wow- you go girl! I'm so impressed at the major life changes you have taken. Awesome.

And My Sister's Keeper was a very interesting book. I just read it about a month ago, and couldnt put it down until I finished it!! Thought provoking for sure.

Keep on, keepin' on!