I'm currently dealing with 'salbutamol shakes' and slightly dodgy breathing.
I've been to my running club tonight but possibly shouldn't have done Maybe i wasn't fully recovered from Sunday's 10k reindeer run even though i *thought* i was.
You can choose to run any distance from 2-5 miles and i usually do 4 and am normally ok with it. Tonight i couldn't keep up with the 4 miles group We always stop after about 1 mile to regroup and i could feel my breathing wasn't right then. I didn't say anything but i did have my inhaler.
Immediately after we'd crossed the main road we started running again i was *just about* keeping up with the 4 miles group but struggling more and more. The leader near the back of the group realised she was losing me and stopped until i caught up, she asked did i want to carry on with them or wait for the 3 mile group to catch up - cos it was at that point the 3s & 4s were splitting. i decided to wait for the 3s and she waited with me, she said it was probably a good idea cos my breathing seemed quite laboured. When the 3s caught up (there were only about 4 of them) they all decided to do 4 instead so the leader of the 3s stayed with me.
She asked was i asthmatic / did i have my spray with me / had i used it / did i want to walk and at that point all i could do was nod yes to her answers. While i was struggling to breathe & talk she seemed quite concerned and asked did i want her to ring someone to pick us / me up to take me home I managed to say that my car was at the leisure centre (about 1.5 miles away!). After we'd walked a while and i had another 2 puffs of the inhaler i was able to run again but at a much slower pace than before.
She stayed with me all the way back to the leisure centre and part-way back we even met up with the 4 miles group - who then passed us LOL I was grateful to her for staying with me and at least i did get back even if i did a mile less than i'd originally intended.