Thursday, June 21, 2007


This happens when I run: It feels like all my breathing is drying out the inside of my throat, so that sometimes when I swallow, the walls of my esophagus actually stick together briefly, threatening to trigger my gag reflex. Have you felt this before? It's no good. But I'm at a loss as far as what to do about it.

- Chew some gum? That will generate more saliva and make it easier to swallow. But I might also accidentally choke on it and die.

- Suck on some hard candy or a cough drop or something? Same problem.

- Carry a bottle of water? I am running like 1.6 miles. I think it would be nine kinds of stupid-looking to carry a bottle of water such a pitiful distance just so I can swallow comfortably.

Is there anything else I could do that I'm overlooking. What do you think.