I re-started the C25K program today. I had finished the first week and done every interval as I was supposed to (although I was going to repeat the week just because), but came down with a nasty cold the night of my third run and had to take a week off. I started it up again tonight and did well. I didn't even need my rescue inhaler when I got home! Whoop! Improvement already :)
However, I'm about ready to rip my nose off my face (you guys know I'm really dramatic, right?). Every time I run, either inside or on a treadmill, about half way through, my nose begins to burn. I'll come home and take a zyrtec and smear vick's in the nasal membranes (lovely image, I'm sure), but it never takes long for the sneezing to come on full force and the sinuses to drip, drip, drip. Apparently it's called exercise induced rhinitis; something about putting the cardiovascular system into overdrive can release too much histamine, creating an allergic reaction of sorts (holy crap! I sound like I know what I'm talking about!). I call it "allergic to running." It's not going to stop me from doing it, but I really need to find a solution. This is exactly what happened last time when it turned into a full-blown cold. All you smart people out there, if you have suggestions, throw them my way.
Super lame post today. What else is new? I'd bore you with the newest drama of trying to get into nursing school, but I'm off to shove my head back into my advanced physiology notes-- exam numero dos is tomorrow. Gross. Hope you all had a great day!