Happy new year, all you lucky, lucky runners!
I never thought I would want to be on the IC but I can't even say THAT anymore!
My injuries have settled down but I am still not back to running properly because of a flare-up in my asthma after decades of it being well controlled. In 30 years it has never stopped me taking part in sport (I used to do loads in my 20s and 30s).
I got a cold in December that affected my asthma - no surprises there - but a month on the problem should be long gone! I have still been doing short runs (I went back to Wk3 C25K after injury) but while I am fine during the run a few hours later I will develop nasty asthma symptoms that last for two or three days. It may be the running and it may not be!
The doctor thinks the cold weather is to blame. He says I am doing all the right things (I've upped my medication and been blasted with steroids) but the lung inflammation from the infection, "can take longer to die down".
I'm puzzled that on the whole I've been so well with my asthma for so many years and right now it feels as if the bad old days of my childhood are back. Has anyone else heard of this?
Nevertheless, I remain undeterred! The other day I bought a new running top and new trail shoes in the sales for when I'm better.
So happy running and happy new year everyone!