I’ve been having trouble breathing lately.
I mentioned once that I breathe really heavily (or so I’ve been told) and I always wake up all dried out from breathing through my mouth. I get a tight chest when I sit in hot pools or spas. I also sometimes find myself mouth-breathing by default throughout the day; it’s just easier.
I started to get a bit worried when I read the other day (unfortunately I didn’t save the link) that you should be able to keep up a conversation while you run. Er, no. If I was snailing it along with a verrrrry light jog, perhaps. But my usual pace? No fucking way.
Not long after that, I was walking to the bus stop – it wasn’t quite dark yet, but there was certainly a bite to the air. Suddenly a tightness in the chest hit me, forcing me to resort to air-sucking like I’d just been held underwater. And it’s not the first time that’s happened, although not to the same extreme.
Maybe I’m borderline asthmatic? Or maybe it’s my sinuses playing up more than usual. I don’t know. I’m not really too worried, but I must admit I’m starting to wonder.