What a difference some new drugs and 5 days makes ! I could breath & run.
After my disaster of a run in Devizes last Sunday I contacted the asthma team on Monday and doctor prescribed some stronger hayfever prescription tablets & steroid nasal spray ( I checked and both legal for racing and included on TUE !)
Today environment & exercise were under my control and I won this battle with asthma & hay fever. Although I had only two days worth of new drugs in my system which can according to the meter long patient information sheet can take 4 to 5 days to become fully effective.
But I got 90% though the run without any major issues, I took to my inhaler at mile 9 more as a precaution against tickly throat & cough starting. My nose was still streaming from the start but not as bad as last week even though a lot more tree pollen visible and just as windy across the dusty open fields. I was running at a cautious and comfortable pace which paid off for me as no collapsing on the verge to breath or walking breaks.
This was the Cadence Events inaugural Good Friday 10 mile run #GF10 just outside Chippenham around country lanes. Lovely rolling Wiltshire countryside along quiet lanes. The organisation, marshal, signage, water stations, parking, coffee, medal and of course the chocolate easter egg finishers reward – which my husband ate when I was in the bath ! were all well done.
Ran with Emma who got quite excited taking air at 9 miles about the chocolate Easter Egg at finish. We stuck together apart from when she took a half mile detour down a track for a wee halfway though the run but crossed the line alongside each other. Apart from the headwind on the return the weather was perfect with the sun coming out mid race. Supporters & friends popped up at junctions or appeared on bikes along the route and the miles clicked by nicely.
My highlight of the day was I was given race bib number 1 not for my running abilities of course ! but as No.1 Dog Detective for finding the organisers dog Molly who was missing from home for 6 days. Much appreciated gesture and the only chance I’ll get of No.1 🤣