I was a very good runner before I joined the Navy but I was give another sailor's shots because we have the same last name. I had an allergic reaction and became very sick. After boot camp, I went to my training school medical clinic and found out I had lung damage from the phomiea I had in boot camp. I was force to take a different job because of it, which made me lose all sign on bonuses. I was not able to running without wheezing like a train. The longest I could go is almost three minutes, and the longest distance I could go is a 1/4 or 1/2 mile depending on the weather. Hot weather isn't good but in cold weather I last longer, which is weird for me, I hated cold weather as a kid. My lungs are stronger and healthier but I haven't been always to exercise the last four years, I have gained alot of weight. The last year, I have been I have kept my calories under 1800. I need help starting from sketch. I hate being overweight. I have started weight training this past month but to be honest I am nervous about running again. I found out the hard way that I had EIA. I was a 7 mile run, about 3 miles in my chest felt like it was on fire and then boom, out like a light. Woke up with a chief over me about to give CPR, glad I did, he was cute but didn't want that. The school commander wanted be out but I had too much at risk.
Well, for now I am just walking but I want to return to running. I was enjoying it before I was sick. Not being able to run or swim within navy standard is very embarrasing, especially after other sailors and marines would hear my son talk about how he would rides his bike when I was running and he couldn't keep up. They would ask me if it was true and I would say yes, then they would give me I don't believe you look. It made my son upset.
I need to start again but I just don't know where to start. If anyone has any experience similiar or any real solid advice which I can get started sunday it would be very helpfull.
I used to have a problem with EIA when I ran in cold weather. I saw a pulmonologist who did X-rays and found nothing. He gave me an inhaler. It worked like a charm. Have you asked a Dr.?
I have EIA and I run. Go to a Specialist. He may prescribe an inhaler (mine did) or other treatment. Don't give up, many people run with asthma but the first thing you need to do is get it under control so that you feel confident about running again. I recommend you get an ID that lists your EIA and make sure you carry your inhaler with you. The ID will talk for you if you can't and having the meds will help, God forbid you need it. Good luck and keep plugging away, you can do it!