Category Archives: Exercise

Fitness Goal 2017 continues

At the beginning of 2017, in hopes of giving these lungs a good year-long clearing, I set a goal of running 10K (6.2 miles) each week for a total of 322.4 miles for the year. Up until I got sick … Continue reading

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Emily’s Athletes Final #

Thank you for your support this year. Team Emily’s Athletes raised $11,260 for cystic fibrosis research and drug development in 2017! We are so thankful to everyone for their generosity in supporting this cause.

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Team Emily’s Athletes 2017

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. Walking in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk is one of the things that Jim and I do each year to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and support the effort to find a cure. … Continue reading

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I’m Pressing On-Update

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, ~Colossians 3:23 Physical activity has been challenging lately. When your lungs aren’t working well, you realize just how much you need them to … Continue reading

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Fitness Challenge 2017

As I near the end of my lung transplant evaluation, it’s top priority to keep my body active and as ‘healthy’ as possible as I prepare for surgery. Continued exercise is key. My fitness challenge in 2016 was climbing stairs. … Continue reading

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Climb for a Cure Finish Line

My sister, Olivia, and I took on a fitness challenge in January of 2016 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We called it our climb for a cure. Our goal was to each climb at least 300 flights of stairs … Continue reading

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I Think I’m Ready

I’ve been thinking about transplant a lot lately. Five years ago, if you asked me if I’d need a lung transplant, I’d probably say “no”, or maybe “I hope it doesn’t get to that point.” Even as recent as 2014, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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30 days on Indrepta

So I’ve been taking the CF supplement Indrepta for just over 30 days now. (I’m taking the recommended dose of 3 capsules, 3 times per day.) Overall, I’ve had a positive experience with this supplement. I haven’t experienced drastic symptom improvements … Continue reading

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Consistency IS the ‘secret’

Someone recently asked me what my secret is to staying in shape. To my knowledge, the person who asked this occasionally walks and does some strength training but I do not believe exercise is currently a part of this persons … Continue reading

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Climb For a CF Cure Update

We’ve been climbing since January 2016, with a goal to climb 31,200 FLIGHTS of stairs before we ring in the new year. We are determined to see cystic fibrosis stopped in its tracks. Our team, Emily’s Athletes, raised a total … Continue reading

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