Hey y’all! I took the week off from jogging and the gym. I walked the 4 or 5 miles every “work day”. And after a long wild weekend I took an extra day of rest (Monday). Yesterday (Tuesday) I jogged in the morning and walked the two miles in the evening. My allergies have been HORRIBLE! However, I didn’t let that stop me.
I woke up Tuesday with my allergies kicking my ass. But I didn’t let that stop me. I jogged a bit slower and fought the urge to move faster and get to my destination quicker. I thought of the echoing advice of a close friend of mine. He said that when he was a boxer his trainer taught him that when we jog we should be able to talk. He kept saying, “You should be able to breathe well enough to hold a conversation”. Yeah right! I feel out of shape and when you add these terrible allergies to that, how can I breathe that well?
Well, I was behind schedule and wanted to get to my destination as quickly as possible. Yet I fought the urge and continued at a slower pace than I usually jog. While I was jogging the allergies began to cause issues. A little before I reached the halfway mark it seemed that I couldn’t release all of the air I needed to. The best description I can give is that it seemed as if I had a pocket of air in my belly that I couldn’t release. It wasn’t painful but it was annoying and challenging to deal with. I pushed through and made it to my destination.
Next the opposite happened. Now I was lacking air. Almost as soon as I stopped I couldn’t get much air. I couldn’t take a deep breath. It was difficult to catch my breath. In fact it took me much longer than it usually does to catch my breath after I jog. “Fuck! This sucks”, I whispered in between breaths. When I finally caught my breath – which felt like a half hour later – my lungs felt worked out. They felt a little beat up but I didn’t care. I was happy that I got it done and was on the right track.
All day Tuesday I was tired and pushing through to get work, and the things I needed to do after work done. I even fell asleep for 20 mins while watching a very inspiring show about a celebrities fitness journey. I got six hours of sleep, and I am still exhausted this morning. I am running late for work and taking measures to get there on time. I need to jog tonight and start sleeping more lol.