|From: LordlyCrayon (Original Message)||Sent: 12/13/2004 4:55 PM|
| It's true. Yesterday I finished my first marathon in 5 hours and fifteen minutes. I was a pack a day smoker for five years and quit exactly one year and ten months ago. |
You could not pay me enough to take even one puff of one cigarette today. The sense of accomplishment I felt as I crossed the finish line was huge. My thoughts were many as I ran the last few miles, but very prevalent in my mind was how lucky I am that I stumbled on this website all those months ago, desperately trying to quit in order to save money.
Did you know I could hardly sleep some nights as a smoker because I had such a hard time breathing? I wanted to be an athlete but every time I would try to run I had to stop to catch my breath. I could never run more than two miles at a time as a smoker.
I breath easy, now. Hold on to those quits, people. The dividends it pays are huge.
Oh yeah, I'm Alex, also known as justme, and I have been nicotine free for 1 year and ten months