So now that I've been running steady for two weeks I do have a question, so I'll just dive right in here. About four days after I started running I started noticing that I've been getting this weezing sensation during the day or at night but its not consistent, just comes and goes...This bothers me just a bit because I used to have a death threatening case of asthma when I was younger, from ages 3-6. I was always in the hospital for it and would have to stay for months at a time...But thats another story...I was just wondering if its possible to get asthma back after all this time? I mean I grew out of it when I was ten and haven't had a problem since. My mother in-law has told me that you can get it back while my husband tells me that there is also a thing known as runners asthma? What are your thoughts?
I'm really excited because this is the LONGEST I've ever went, continuing to run and not giving up. Some progress I've noticed is that my quads are looking stronger and that I'm not out of breath by the end, although I am breathing pretty hard:p I felt like it was getting harder and harder with each run, that first week, but now its starting to level out. Today is my rest day seeing as I ran yesterday, but starting tomorrow I'm going to start pushing myself a little more.
I do have a confession to make, however. This whole time I have been running on a tredmill...I have looked into running forums and alot of the hard core runners do not consider this running:( My reasons, right now, for using the tredmill is that I know how much distance I'm running and that is whats keeping me motivated. I don't have one of those nice little Garmin watches yet so that I can keep track of my milage. In addition, I haven't found any nice places to run either. We live in a really busy area of Columbus,GA and I just do not feel comfortable running in all that traffic, at this point. I was hit twice by two different cars in Alaska so I'm alittle road shy now:p I do realize that running on pavement is completely different then a tredmill, I have done it:p To make up for some of my guilt I've been setting my incline to 20 percent so that its like I am running up hills and such that you meet outside:p Any thoughts?
I have a butt load of stuff to do today, it being my day off and all:p Finish up birthday shopping for the hubs, clean the house from top to bottom, get my hair cut, dispose of our cat, jk:p and I've even been contimplating starting the tanning bed seeing as we have them in our apartment complex. I just have such a hard time getting color and so I get depressed and usually end up giving up. I have alot of Irish running through my veins so that means I acquire freakles on a daily basis and burn easily:p Argh...Caio!