I have been thinking about breathing a lot over the past few weeks. For a variety of reasons (some of which I will eventually get into on the blog) breath has been on my mind.
I came down with a post-Green River cold on Saturday that is still lingering (and will probably continue to make me grouchy for the next week or so). My nose has been conquered by massive globs of mucus that my sinuses are powerless against, making it nearly impossible to breath in and out through my nose.
Which means that I have taken to holding my breath for minutes at a time. It isn't until I start to get a little dizzy that I remember to breathe through my mouth. It would make sense to just breath through my mouth all the time, but that leaves me with my mouth hanging open for fifteen or twenty minutes at a time like a particularly dim bovine.
I'm not sure what the best option is in this case...assuming my nasal passages will continue to be held captive for a day or two more - how do I keep myself from eventually passing out?