Vanilla’s Training Log 5-4-14

Well Salties, I had BIG plans for getting back into running and training this week, but my body had a different plan in mind.  On Tuesday, I became ill and ended up in the hospital for 2 days, then I spent the rest of the week resting and easing back into things.   Fortunately, everything seems fine, but I do need to have some additional tests done throughout the month to make sure I’m 100%.

Sunday:  Lift, then first run since Boston.  3 miles with the last mile @ 7:39.  Felt pretty good.  2,250 yards at the pool in the evening  (pretty slow).

Monday:  Ran to rec center at lunch, then lifted.

Tuesday: Ugh!  Woke up in the middle of the night with stomach issues and felt sick.  Decided around 4:00 am to ditch my planned run and slept in.  Woke up around 7:00 to get ready for work, felt dizzy and lightheaded.  Blacked out and fainted while in the shower.  Had shortness of breath, chest pains, ringing ears, and I could not stop sweating!  I was admitted to the ER immediately after going to an Urgent Care.  At first, they thought I had a heart attack, but further tests showed that wasn’t the case, although my EKGs were abnormal.  I had lots of tests and had lots of blood taken.  I wasn’t allowed to walk or get up without assistance for fear of fainting.  I got no sleep because they kept waking me to take my blood pressure and more blood.  I had some tests done, but nothing conclusive on what happened.

Wednesday:  Tests, tests, and more tests!  The doctors wanted to make sure my heart was functioning properly, and they were overly cautious given my family history.  (My parents have 4 heart attacks between both of them).  Thankfully, I was discharged late in the evening, and all I wanted to do was sleep.  I was starting to get antsy laying around in the hospital bed, not being able to do anything.  Fortunately, they let me start walking to my tests.

Thursday:  Rest Day.

Friday:  Nice walk/jog of 3 miles in about 40 minutes.  Returned back to work.

Saturday:  Light lift + 3 miles.  Bike commuted around Boulder.

Weekly Totals:

Running:  11.7

Biking:  11.9

Swimming:  2,250 yards

Weights:  1:40


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Native Ohioan now living in Boulder, Colorado. I love to run, tri, train, eat good chocolate, drink good rum, and laugh (a lot). I am a CPA by trade and work for Newton Running.

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  1. Allspice says:

    I’m so glad your tests didn’t show a heart attack, and that you’re feeling better! Do the docs know what caused it?

    • Vanilla Vanilla says:

      They have no idea what happened, other than my blood pressure probably dropped. It was low when I was admitted. I go back for some tests later this week. funny thing…. once they figured out my heart was ok, they said I could resume normal activity. I thought that was odd to tell me I could go back to normal after these issues. Thanks for your note!

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