New outlook on this

So the past week I've not been posting much cos the last run I did put me off a bit (w4r1) after having a bad asthma attack leading to a panic attack so I haven't been running much because of that and every time I do go running now (early evening) its still scorching and pollen count is still high so I'm gonna get my butt into gear and tomorrow I'm gonna get up out of bed earlier and go running before work it'll be cooler its done for the day and I don't need to worry about doing it later on in the day I'm gonna go back to week 3 since I was just comfortable on that before I attempted week 4 and go from there

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  • Very best of luck ADH94. Asthma is a nightmare and the pollen count is really high at the moment. You're very wise to run early. I always do in the summer, these definitely less pollen about. :)

  • Yeah I know someone from work who goes out early in the morning to run and I initially said I like my sleep I'll pass but if it means running is gonna be somewhat easier then I'm all up for it ha ha

  • Sounds like a really good plan. Hope it works out well. Looking forward to your achieved it post.

  • Asthma and panic attacks are no joke. But just remember that you survived this one and all you ever have to do is concentrate on the next breath and no more. I find that thought helps to calm me down and as the panic subsides I can breath a little less 'panically'. Yes I know that's not a real word but it is the best description I can come up with. Good idea to go back a week to get back into your groove and knowing you can succeed with week 3 will be a great springboard for you to destroy week 4. Good luck and I hope you can avoid the pollen. 👍

  • Thanks and yeah that's a good description :-) its just annoying that I've been doing this for nearly 6 weeks now and I'm only on week 3 and it is all due to my asthma I went to the nurse before I started this and they said I'm fine to do it its just the pollen and me being unfit in the first place doesn't really help the matter :-/ I'm gonna continue though and eventually graduate the full course just god knows when its gonna be

  • Take it one day at a time. If you just go out curious with no expectations each run can be a success. Initially my asthma was a huge problem but my GP (he's amazingly supportive) and I worked out a plan where I take 2 puffs of my inhaler 30 mins before I go out and another as I go out of the door and it works. I think part of the reason is that I trust I will be ok because of the plan so I am not stressed and waiting to start gasping for breath so I don't exacerbate the problem. You will graduate when you have done all 9 weeks successfully, no one said there was a timescale on completing them you just have to complete them in your own time. Asthma sucks but you are stronger!

  • Yeah I use my inhaler before I go out (use my brown/steroidinhalor too) then use it during the warm up seems to help but its the five mins run that destroyed my lungs :-( thanks for your support and advice :-)

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