Saturday, February 26, 2011

Watch me Run!

Yesterday I ran up my street twice. That's right, twice. This is a great accomplishment for me, considering when I run it feels like my legs weigh about 100 pounds. But it got easier as I got going. I think it would help if my heart didn't have to work so hard to pump blood to my huge body. i think it is kind of funny that I am trying to gain weight and get into shape at the same time. Kind of defeats the purpose wouldn't you say? I will let you know how that goes :P

Also, today we found out that our sweet little doggy is afraid of buckets. It's really funny he barks at the bucket and runs away. That's all for today!



  1. Go Rachel! I am so happy to hear you're out running up the street. What good news. You are such an amazing person. Love you!

  2. Take it one run at a time! way to get out there and go for it. My dog is afraid of balloons! Could it be that she's been teased at one too many birthday parties...naaah! Good luck with everything.

    Cindy Araneda

  3. Yeehaw! Just the first step(s) of many yet to come. You'll be back to 100% before you know it - you could already beat me in a distance race, cause your street is too far for me to run. :)

    Give Waldo a hug for me. I will remember not to bring any buckets with me when I visit.

  4. RACHEL!!! That is GREAT news!! You are seriously on the road to being very physically strong again. MAybe I should stop complaining and do the same thing. You are my inspiration. I think I will make myself a sign that says if Rachel can do it, I can to. My energy is blah lately. I think I need some warm sunshine.

  5. Great job Rachel!!! That's huge progress. My dog is afraid of the ironing board. LOL.

  6. Lori Steele RasmussenFebruary 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Rachel - My son Jack read your post all by himself. He wanted to tell you to keep getting better and stronger so you can go back to school. (or are you back in school already? I wasn't sure if you were homeschooling still or not) We love you so much!
    -The Rasmussens

  7. Hi Rachel,

    I am very proud of you. Maybe I can join you on my crutches. You inspire us all. Sam

  8. Way to go, girl! I'm so proud of ya. You'll be running everywhere before you know it, and then all excuses will be gone; chores will ensue! That's what they never prepare you for...the return of chores! lol. I know you'll continue to enjoy your learning and health. Yea!!!

  9. Keep up the great work Rachel. I am so glad your transplant worked. I wish you the very best in your recovery.