That was the day the wheezing started. I had just finished my first half marathon relay (my portion was 6 miles) and every deep breath I took was marred by a slight wheezing. At the time, I didn’t think much of it as I was too immersed in the satisfaction of finishing the race, so I chalked it up to the weather as there was a cool nip in the air that day.
Unfortunately, that day marked the beginning of my running nemesis. Early in May, the wheezing only occurred occasionally, but by the end of May, I was wheezing within 10-15 minutes of the start of each run. The wheezing would cause me to cough and I would fee so fatigued that I would eventually be forced to walk the remainder of my route. I even started to avoid running altogether because of the wheezing.
I am no stranger to wheezing. My son has been treated for asthma since he was 7 months old, although he has not been officially diagnosed with asthma, so I am aware of the dangers associated with it.
After feeling miserable for the last two weeks, I finally went to the doctor. And to my surprise, was diagnosed with allergies and prescribed allergy medication.
And for the first time in one month, I was finally able to run without wheezing!