So excited! Went to my awesome doctor yesterday because I have been having so much trouble breathing and coughing like crazy.
My combination of Asthma, GERD and sinus issues had me in a mess, which has hindered my normal fitness regimen. Mostly the cardio … I had come to love running and couldn’t do it. You kind of need good breath control. Have struggled singing … Again, hard to do when you can’t breathe and cough every time you try to catch a breath.
Doc changed my inhaler, switched my meds and the timing of when I use inhaler and take my meds. With these simple changes I experienced an intense workout this am without breathing struggles! No asthma attack! No coughing! Don’t know why I waited so long to go in!! Duh!
The cool/cold air is still a bit of a problem, so while it is nicer out today, for fun I just ran on the treadmill at home … inside. No reason to press my luck in that air, for now.
Was working on my best 5k distance run. Confident that I was running my fastest, and no need for frequent stops to catch my breath. Steady running. And somehow, I inadvertently knocked out the safety key. Grrr!
So, I don’t know what pace I was actually going, or how close I was to the 5k finish. I’ve gone over 6 miles total today with both workouts, and think I was at 3.75 when I started. In any case … I could breathe! I could run! Felt great! So thankful : )
Looks like I’ll have to try again tomorrow after church!
So – what setbacks have you overcome? What/who encourages you – motivates you? How did you get started if you are a runner? Look forward to hearing from you!
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