Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Lately I've been plagued by a lengthy bout of nasty allergies which have my eyes and nose running with periodic sneezing fits. I've been knocking off box after box of tissues...ugh!
Yesterday was particularly nasty. But I remembered something from times past when this has occurred: becoming physically active seems to quiet down the symptoms. So I tested this theory by heading out for our power walk together with a co-worker yesterday.
Sure enough, nary a sneeze or drip!
Get back to the office? The sneezy waterworks kick in.
I wondered about my plan to lift weights and do Spinning later in the evening. Sure can't Spin & sneeze at the same time!
But again, as soon as I started in with the strength training, which I do before Spinning (who wants to lift weights AFTER when you're a soaking mess?!) all the symptoms quieted down right on through my hour-long Spinning, with only a teensy runny nose nagging at me.
Finish up, head to the car to go home: BAM! The symptoms kick in again!
This has me wondering if I'm just weird or whether there is a medical explanation for this pattern.
Note to self: check in with Physician Assistant son...he gets all my medical questions! :-)