So at the beginning of summer I started a thread about how much I love running in the summer because of the "heat." Another chickie suggested that it was probably the humid air. I think that's definitely the case. Today, for the first time in a very looong time, it was dry and cool outside. I was looking forward to my run because the leaves are starting to change a little and it smells like fall (yum!), but wow! It did NOT happen. My lungs CANNOT handle it. I was out there for maybe 15 minutes and I felt like my lungs were on fire/being stabbed by 20 billion needles. I was literally coughing and wheezing after only 15 minutes!
Does anyone else have this issue?! Is there anything I can do? I think the problem is exasperated by the fact that I have enlarged adenoids so I can't really breath through my nose that well. What if I wore a ski mask type thing so that the air was "filtered" before going into my lungs?