So, I met with the pulmonologist on Wednesday and I was not impressed. He told me to take Pulmocort(sp?) and was kind of rushing me out. I reminded him that he had told me before it wasn't a good idea when breastfeeding and he responded, "I think it's okay." Well, that was no reassurance to this marathon mommy. :-) So, when I was running with a friend, Polly, she asked if I had thought about acupuncture. Now, if you know me at all, I was a microbiology major and one of the most left-brained people you have ever met. Everything is about numbers and logic in my head. So, obviously I had never considered acupuncture. Well, at this point I was willing to try anything, as long as it wouldn't hurt my baby boy. So, I went in on Friday morning. I will admit I was terrified. I have never liked needles(who does?) and it was the first time I have done anything without researching it to boredom first. Well, it was amazing!! It was truly the most relaxing thing I have ever done. Even if it does nothing for my asthma, it is worth $15 a session just for the peace and quiet for an hour.
So, today I went for a 12 mile run and it was fantastic. No sign of asthma and no music either. Marnie was kind enough to run with me for 9 miles of it and I ran the last 3 by myself. It was awesome!
What do you think? Coincidence with the acupuncture...? I am willing to find out! How were everyone else's runs? (By the way, Sarah I averaged 10:19 for these 12 miles, so I am getting closer! One day we will run together again...boo hoo hoo)