Well i ran the Liverpool tunnel 10k today
It wasn't my best time (01:14:07) but i don't mind too much - i was plagued by a stitch for a long time then my chest tightened up around 5k
Took my inhaler before we started - and was quite surprised at just HOW MANY people i saw taking inhalers (and the girl looking to borrow someone's cos she'd foolishly left hers in her bag on the baggage bus which had left 5 minutes previously!!)
Anyway as i was coming out of the tunnel at around the 5k mark i could feel my chest tightening so had my inhaler again, then needed it staright after the run - that one i expected but not the 5k one.
I'm a cougher and when i was on the train chatting to a new friend (been chatting on facebook but never met him before) i was coughing rather a lot so took my inhaler and he was surprised at how much it settled the cough, and pretty much immediately. The effect only lasted about 60-90 minutes so i had it again. In the space of about 5 hours i'd had my inhaler 5 times (2 puffs each) oops. I must admit though i'm not particularly surprised and the effect is now lasting longer (i'm about 2 hours since my last dose and i'm just starting to feel it again). I know 1-2 hours is supposed to be really bad but its just because i've run 10k in the heat and i can feel it getting better.
The most annoying thing for me at the moment is that i'm not able to play the piano cos of the salbutamol shakes and i'm accompanying a clarinet pupil for a GCSE performace recording tomorrow morning, as well as playing a clarinet duet with her!!!! I hope the cough has gone by tomorrow!!!
Anyway this post is a bit pointless LOL just wanted to tell people about my morning / afternoon