When is a Runner not a Runner Anymore

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I have been dealing with exercise-induced asthma for several months now. I was actually diagnosed with this years ago, but it remained so mild that I could do just fine with no interventions. These past few months, however, an evil mix of weather and wild fire-induced poor air quality, intense summer heat, pandemic fitness changes, and spiking allergens has made it very difficult for me to run my usual route while…