I want to let all of my regular readers know that one of my readers and fellow lung-impaired athlete, Steve Waxler of San Francisco, managed to complete the Portland Marathon yesterday!!!
This is a HUGE deal. Steve suffers from severe and persistent asthma, and I think COPD, too. His lung function is often worse than mine and in fact he recently had an episode that landed him in the hospital for a few days. Yet he bounced back enough to take on a full marathon and perservered and crossed the finish line. This was his first marathon.
So stop on by Steve's blog at http://baycitywalker.blogspot.com/. He doesn't have a race report up just yet, but you can read bout his pre-race jitters. :) Also, be sure to leave him a note of congrats; if anybody I've ever known deserves a pat on the back and a free beer for this accompllishment, it's he.