This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

I went on a walk today at lunch.

It included 40 device-free minutes. My mind wandered to exercise. Not my own efforts (or lack thereof in recent weeks) — my son’s.

I found out about the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation via a contact on @thisiseli, our Twitter handle.

Even better, I found this foundation will pay up to $500 for gym membership or lessons for a CFer, and up to $1,000 for a CFer and activity partner.

The organization pays directly to the entity providing the service.

Yeah, I did it. It was me.

Yeah, I did it. It was me.

Every little bit helps. A $500 grant would cover my family’s Y membership. #nice. I’ve been meaning to get Eli back into the pool. With a stronger diaper. Or a water diaper plus plastic diaper. Because, yeah, my kid poo’d in the pool the last time we went for a family Y swim. Eli’s water diaper didn’t really…hold it all in. We’re those people.

Uhhh….Changing subjects now:

I’m going to apply for a grant. Those with CFers/ who have CF — have you? How did it work?

Let me know how it goes. Last year, the foundation ran out of grant money in November. This year, its donors have given more, my Twitter insider told me.

I still need to make an appointment for Eli to see an exercise physiologist, come to think of it.

Here is a paper on the role of exercise in cystic fibrosis, for those who would like to learn more.

Separate but related subject: Who has forgotten about their resolutions already?

I made no resolutions but managed to exercise through the holidays. February was a wash. I’m hoping better weather will be my key to moving and sweating more. It’s great for the body and the mind. Or I’ll just eat this cookie and take a nap. How do you stay motivated? noms zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

xo

A year ago I trained for the OKC marathon, then didn't run it. I did get a swell overuse injury that's prevented me from doing any distance running since. WAAAA

A year ago I trained for the OKC marathon, then didn’t run it. I did get a swell overuse injury that’s prevented me from doing any distance running since. After running 50 yards and quitting at a Starbucks, my husband picked me up. We hiked instead that morning, in a nature preserve. Well, I limp-hiked. WAAAA #neveragain

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