After a failed attempt at returning to indoor rowing in August due to a persistent cough and wheeze which followed a bad bout of the flu, I’m ready to have another go. My self-diagnosis is post-viral reactive airway disease. Because the symptoms have not been terribly debilitating (I can still work and travel long distances), I haven’t felt the need to seek treatment. And because my symptoms seem to be improving, I decided to try hopping onto the rower again. I rowed for 7 minutes last evening without any untoward effects, finally stopping due to exhaustion, no doubt related to severe deconditioning. Unlike what happened three months ago, neither the cough or wheeze got any worse. I might finally be getting better!