American Lung Association Climb

Today, my spouse and I participated in the American Lung Association Fight for Air climb in Boston.  The proceeds go to lung research.

 If you are wondering why I chose to climb stairs, it’s because I have asthma.   Although I had asthma as a child, it has gotten progressively worse over the decades, but medications help keep my lung capacity at 80- 85 percent, measured by a (*spirometry test) and that is good enough for me.  I would be happy with a lung capacity of 100 percent, but that is not in the cards for me. I am at my healthiest, thanks to top notch doctors and medical research. 

The event was held at Fenway Park.   It was a beautiful morning.    At 10:30am it was time for my group to line up and start the event.  My strategy was to go nice and slow.  Up and down the stadium stairs I went. 

My legs were feeling the muscle fatigue. Soon, I reached the finish line.  Mission completed!  

It was a great morning.  

**Spirometry is the most common type of pulmonary function or breathing test. This test measures how much air you can breathe in and out of your lungs, as well as how easily and fast you can the blow the air out of your lungs.


Today, I participated in the annual 5k road race in Saugus Ma “Not a Walk in the Park 5k”. 

There were about 300 runners that showed up to run. The race took you through the beautiful scenery of Breakheart Reservation located in Saugus Massachusetts. The race was challenging because there are many hills along the course. It was a  nice morning for a 5k.

Other running news…. It official….I am signed up for  the Dopey Challenge in  2023 !

 For those unfamiliar, It is a 4 day challenge, 5k, 10k, half and full Marathon back to back on consecutive days. 48.6 total. 

I also have scheduled a Half Marathon on September10th. It is called the Maple Leaf Vermont Half Marathon. I am running this race with my daughter who is almost 27 years old. 

 Follow me, as I prepare to Go the Distance again…. So this summer, I will be participating in various races to build up a strong running base in preparation for DOPEY!


Happy Passover /Easter.   Boston Athletic Association 5k (running on Matzah Ball Soup Fuel) 

My blog is back…… Springtime is the start of running season for me. 

I always take a few months off from running in the winter to avoid burnout…

Springtime is also the time I celebrate Passover.  Passover is a renewal of spirit and life.   New Beginnings.

My husband and I had a wonderful Passover Seder. It was nice to celebrate with family.  Lots of good eating.  Plenty of enjoyment reading the Haggadah. One of my favorite Jewish Holidays. 


Today, I ran the Boston Athletic Association 5k with my two children.  

The race started and ended at the Public Garden/Boston Garden.

  My daughters and I arrived in Boston around 7:15 am. We walked around enjoying the festive atmosphere and then it was time to line up in our designated corrals. There were tons of people running the 5k, approximately 10,000 runners.  Since, I was in the last corral, it took some time for me to cross the starting line.   Thirty minutes later, it was my turn to run. 

   Runners headed out on Arlington Street, down Commonwealth Ave, up Boylston Avenue and then a left on Charles Street to the finish line.  The best part of this race was the last mile, because we run along the Boston Marathon route, and we run over the finish line. I always enjoy running across the finish line of a Marathon, even if I’m not running it. 

 I had a great morning. It was fun spending time with my kids. 

Tomorrow is Easter.  Since I do not celebrate Easter, my plan is to have a quiet day watching the movie Ten Commandments on tv. 

Once again, 

Happy Passover

Happy Easter