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.
Swimming: 2,250 yards