It was supposed to be a nice refreshing run along a country road.
On my return loop, about a mile from my house, I felt an insect fly into my mouth. I immediately coughed it out and was a little surprised when I saw that it was not just a regular house fly—it had some yellow stripes on it. Nonetheless, I was having a good run and didn’t feel like stopping to take a better look. “Even if it was a bee or a wasp,” I thought to myself as I kept running, “thank God I’m not allergic.”
Literally 30 seconds later, I started to feel intense pain in the back of my throat, much like a sore throat from hell. Granted, even though I am more out of shape now than I used to be, it started feeling like it was getting harder to breathe.