What the hell is Ditch the Tiara?

Redefining the word beautiful...one dirty, sweaty, bruised up mile at a time, with a few downward dogs along the way...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Endurance swim cut short.

Short work day thanks to the holiday.  I headed straight to the pool and met up with my friend, Amy D.  She's a wicked swimmer and I was hoping to get some tips/make some observations to improve my stroke.  She is tall (over 6 feet) and has the most beautiful body line in the water.  I was supposed to swim 3500 meters but cut it short at 2650 because I was struggling with my asthma.  I could feel everything inflame as I dunked my head into the heavily chlorinated water.  Ugg.  My chest was tight and I could start to hear myself wheeze and actually started coughing in the water.  Did I mention that I was at the urgent care *again* yesterday morning?  I was put on oxygen and then given a nebulizer treatment.  F**k this. I am so sick of being sick.  I have an appointment at the end of July with a leading allergy/asthma specialist but I don't think I can wait that long.  I want to breathe.  I feel like I am starting to lose control and I don't like this feeling at all.  However, my body feels great.  I don't want any sympathy or sorry's...I just want to feel good. 


Christi said...

Good luck with your asthma! I hope they can get you feeling better! I was just diagnosed with asthma and I think I am still in denial. I also need to get better so I can begin training for whatever new adventure I decide on.

KK said...

Ohhh I can so relate to your feelings of frustration. I have a recommendation for you that I'll give you tonight over dinner. Yay for dinner tonight!

hang in there girl, you rock no matter what.