A couple of months ago, I did a challenge on Tribesports.com to sing while running. For a normal runner, this is challenging, but for an asthmatic, even tougher. However, I discovered that it actually helped me pace myself while running way better! During uni (college), I had a running buddy, and we talked the entire time we ran, even if we did 5 or 10 miles. That helped me regulate my breathing back then. But I don’t have a running buddy any more. And I live in the sticks, so there’s nobody going to come out and join me…and I don’t want to spend all the time and gas money to drive to the other side of the city to meet up with someone for a 30 minute run. Y’know?
So, this week’s action step is to start singing while running on a regular basis, to help me regulate my breathing better. Crank up the tunes, and sing it out…yes, it will sound awful (and I AM a singer) because of the bouncing and jostling and weird asthmatic breathing, but who cares? Get over it, self. Running helps with singing, and singing while running actually helps with singing normally as well (as it builds stamina of the lungs for singing). Can’t lose anything besides my breath.