For those of us that "aren't runners" or have a seasonal -- and love-hate -- relationship with jogging, being a beginner runner or trying to get back into the swing of things can be a challenge. When I go through my first few jogs after being on a hiatus for months, I often have that "I'm going to die" feeling and can't catch my breath. Over the years, I've found that the best way to get through this feeling is to take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. You might want to gasp for air, but this won't help; long deep breaths in for 2-3 strides and out for 2-3 strides will help you relax and develop a rhythm. By not gasping, you'll improve your overall cardiovascular stamina and reduce those feelings of breathlessness.