Thursday, September 30, 2010

The cough that won't die!

So, 20 days since my last post and I am finally getting over this sickness.  After the first round of antibiotics I developed a cough.  I have asthma so a lot of times when I get sick it gets into my chest.  I tried to wait it out to see if it would go away, but no deal.  So I made an appointment with my immunologist, the person I should have gone to see in the first place.  I told her my symptoms, she listened to my lungs and she said she was worried about me developing pneumonia if we didn't get this cough under control!  So I got another round of antibiotics, 10 days this time, plus steroids.  This must have been a killer cough, because I'm almost to the end of the 10 day round of steroids and the cough is still lingering.  Much better though.

I emailed my coach and have had to alter my running schedule.  I tried a couple of times to run through the pain (breathing).  Stupid, I know.  So I took about another week off and just started back two days ago.  I'm back to running a quarter mile and then walking, wash, rinse, repeat.

After running two days in a row, today is an off day.  I'm hoping to be back to the normal schedule in about two weeks.

In other news, I have finally found the perfect sports bra.  I have a problem with chafing while running, especially on long runs.  It's super bad around my rib cage.  In the past I've had to wear two sports bras to combat this or deal with the awful aftermath.  You haven't really felt pain until you get in a hot shower and that water hits the raw skin on your chest (or whatever other part of you has chafed).  The first time it happened I almost passed out, it was so unexpected.

Here is the bra in question: (Fiona by Moving Comfort)

I love it so much that I got two of them and will probably get more.  I saved $30 by ordering from Amazon.  Awesome.