I've been here for over a week now and it's not so bad if you don't like customer service. Basically, the second day I was here I got this weird shortness of breath thing. It's probably some weird virus or something but it makes it almost impossible to workout. I just can't breathe deep. I feel like an 80 year old with asthma. I'm out of breath just jayrunning across a street.
I've been hoping it would just get better on its own but it hasn't. I can't swim really for fear of drowning even though I started a membership at the local LA Fitness. It has a 4 lane pool but no heat. At least that's how it feels as it's probably a whopping 70 degree pool. I've tried to swim with this thing and I can barely do 50 yards without having to stop in order to gasp for air. My heart rate isn't even high I just can't breath.
Running is worse as my whole chest feels like its got a 50 lb weight sitting on it. I ran about 4 miles the other night by forcing myself to go real slow and still it was miserable.
Cycling on the trainer is doable if I just spin. I went out on my first group ride with a local club and everything was fine until we went up with hill. It was probably about a mile long at about 4% so nothing too difficult but I thought was going to die. I was wheezing up the whole thing. I actually got a sideache from breathing so short and fast. This is my first ever sideache on the bike.
I decided to attempt to see a doctor to get the standard, "We can't do anything, it's a virus". I just want it to be gone as I haven't really been able to do any real workout and I feel like I'm getting fat and slow.
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