I’m a runner but this applies to anyone who walks or climbs stairs as well.
I run with music in my ears but sometimes they let me down and I run what we call ‘naked’ just me and the sounds around me.
The first time that happened I was shocked how loud I sounded, not just faster deeper breathing because I was running but loud wheezing whistling sounds coming out of me, I coughed too and coughed harder after a run, I kidded myself the running was off setting the damage the smoking did.
Today I ran 6k not fast but ran, after about one and a half kilometers my ear buds ran out of charge, I toyed with the idea of turning round but kept going and listened to the sounds around me, cars, children playing, dogs barking , oh and my breathing, steady because i was running slowly, and quite quiet!!! 😀😃😄
It just proves that smoking really does clog up your lungs and makes breathing harder.
Do yourself a favour and QUIT it’s hard in the early days but so worth it!
The Willow half of us smokes and I’d never judge or criticize but when I hear him cough and wheeze I think that used to be me and am proud I stuck it out
I paused briefly and took the photo on my run this morning