Then, over Easter weekend we had a ton of rain followed by plenty of nice warm days. Suddenly every tree and flower in the Charlotte was dumping pollen into the air.
Each year, I go through a week or two where my allergies just go crazy. My nose runs. My eyes are watering. My ears feel like they hearing while under water. Breathing is just tougher. I basically just feel miserable.
Right now, I seem to be in the middle of this two week window. The symptoms started coming on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. By Friday, everything seemed like a struggle to do.
Saturday, I ran the Skyline 5k and felt like I was breathing through a mask the entire time. My breathing just felt labored no matter what the pace.
Usually after a good rain everything starts to feel better. With the forecast for a few rainy days this week maybe luck will be on my side. If the rain comes, it will clear out the pollen. For which I will be eternally grateful and ready to proceed with some summer time weather.
Sharing one thought at time,
The Cool Down Runner