Running Out of Breath

photo (11)I went to the doctor this morning to get a couple of things checked.  I have struggled with my breathing/lung capacity with running and getting started this time has been harder.  Have tried breathing exercises too.  She gave me a new albuterol inhaler and told me to use a second  inhaler, a steroid, every day for a month to see if it helps. Bruce Lee once said that lung capacity was the key to a great  athlete. mkij I smoked for 16 years and quit 24 years ago.  I’m now 52.  Also, have had sibling with Asthma.  Hope this is something I can overcome.  Will blog about how it goes…

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5 responses

  1. I’m a newbie to running, interested in running my first half marathon in August. I struggle with my breathing a lot – it’s probably the one thing that always ruins my spirits when I think of myself as a runner (right now I’m still in the run-walk stage). I always thought it was because I’m over-weight or because I haven’t exercised in a while, but I’m beginning to think I just have poor lung capacity. Do you think it’s better to get it checked now or try breathing exercises and wait it out? A big fan of your blog and greatly motivated by your adventures 🙂

    • It’s worth getting checked out. Then atleast you know if something is wrong. I wrote an article about my first half marathon. Good luck to you and let me know how it goes. I did the run walk thing too keep at it – one day you’ll go out there and run the full distance and it’s like – Wow! I can do this! Here’s my article – and have a great day!

      http://anwaish.hubpages.com/hub/My-First-Half-Marathon

  2. I also have breathing problems so I can totally relate to you. It can feel like such a hindrance at times because it fells like it limits us from doing things that an average person enjoys, especially if it is your family or friends doing them and you can’t join in because your lungs are not strong enough.I’ve been told that running could also help my condition but I don’t really like running that much so I went with swimming instead. I feel like my lungs got stronger and I became open to doing more activities who knows I might finally give running a shot.

    Regards,
    Olivia Clark

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