I found this picture in my photo library and before I never use it, I post it now. Also, since my stories are often inspired by photos and not the other way around, I might be able to share some words here. The last time I smoked tobacco or any cigarettes was December 4 in 2016. Now I was curious how many days or years of being smoke-free that is. I opened one of those “time past” calculators on the internet and the answer is 3 years and 182 days. So, it will be 4 years next December. I am so glad that I got rid of this stupid habit and addiction and I feel so much better now. It’s also the reason why I got into running again, in fact, I do all kinds of exercises now for quite some time.
My lung isn’t screaming anymore when I do this, and while this is good, I am a realist and know that I damaged my lungs by smoking for around 16 years. But as a realist, I do also knows that it just would have been worse if I had continued. While I feel much healthier, I am not able to measure the benefits in a scientific way but I do know for sure what kind of possibilities it opened. If someone would have told me 4 years ago that I will go running 3 times a week in the future, with around 6km distance per run, throughout without a break, I would have replied “Are you nuts?”. But that’s what I am doing now and it’s absolutely a result of quitting cigarettes. I like how that turned out.