I haven’t had trouble with asthma in a very long time (like since I lived in St. Louis 3 years ago). I haven’t had to use my daily inhaler OR my rescue inhaler in over a year and I have felt invincible! I even declared myself healed of asthma and never bring my inhaler on runs anymore!
Then tonight happened…..that little $hit called Asthma decided to come back into my life. F U asthma and the way you make me feel like someone is sitting on my chest and forcing me to breathe out of straw. Goshdarnit, I guess I’m going to have to dust off those inhalers and get myself back on the drugs.
And I’ll have to start carrying that blasted inhaler every time I run. Inhalers are SO awkward and there is never a pocket that is quite right for them. I need to make a special inhaler pocket to sew or Velcro into my shorts. That would make me so cool.
Maybe the speedwork/hills and all the smoke from all the Colorado forest fires contributed to tonight’s asthmatic episode. Either way, I feel like a walking turd right now and am disappointed I didn’t get in the workout I set out to do. In fact my workout was so haphazard; 2 mile warm up, 3X hill repeats, 2X800s, 3X hill repeats. I figure it won’t make me slow, but who knows if this crazy made-up workout will make me faster.