Unexpected Problem Caused by Running #??????
…when you realize that you really should do some shopping for clothes, or run the risk of having your pants fall off in public at some point.
Feels good to be back on the road. I am allergic to pollen and every August I struggle with serious attacks. In recent years, I have needed to carry an inhaler to deal with what my doctor calls reactive asthma. Simply put, unlike chronic asthma, reactive asthma only hits me when an outside influence (large amounts of dust or pollen) is present.
This year was about average and by mid August I had to lay off running or wheeze my way home, desperate for my inhaler. It was really discouraging. Through most of the spring and early summer, I was running regularly, and have been working to gradually increase my mileage. When I had to stop, and waited for the pollen count to go back down, I wondered what effect the weeks without a run would do the progress I had made.
Thankfully in the first days of September, the rains came and the air cleared. I got back on the road and soon found that I hadn’t lost much time or distance. I am really thankful for that. It feels good to be back.
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don’t have strength.
One can have no greater mastery than mastery of oneself.