I have been looking for a new challenge for a while as I have had a few problems with my health this year and I’m slowly getting back on track. To set myself with my hardest challenge yet, I have entered Derby 10K for April 2019 to carry on the work I have been doing to get myself better.
I’ve taken part in Derby’s 10K Race for Life before but this wasn’t strictly running whereas Derby 10K is. Training has begun and I managed to run 20 minutes without the use of my inhaler which is pretty impressive for me. The aim of the event for me is to run for 10 kilometers with minimal use of my inhaler and not let my Joint Hypermobility get in the way,
This event doesn’t state you have to run for charity but I am. My chosen charity is Asthma UK because I am a sufferer myself and it has hospitalised me once. This is low, some people are constantly in and out of hospital so I feel quite lucky in that aspect.
Did you know, every 10 seconds someone has an asthma attack and three people a day die as a result of these attacks? An awful fact but you have to know. I want to help raise at least £1000 to provide external services for those suffering on a daily basis. Asthma UK is continuously conducting extensive research to improve medicines and provide aid for those that need it. There’s a helpline to seek advice and this is ran by specially trained Asthma nurses who cost between £120-150 a day.
If you are wondering what asthma feels like, I can write you a small experience.
There are no words to describe what it is like living with asthma but if you could sit there and imagine someone pressing down on your chest, your lungs are decreasing in size and no matter how many times you gasp for air, it doesn’t make a difference. You begin to panic making your condition worse, you become light headed due to the lack of oxygen and aren’t sure who can help you. You take your inhaler over and over again and wait for it to release your closing lungs and it doesn’t – this is an asthma attack. In my case being prescribed steriods help me feel a lot better but I can’t speak for others.
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