Sorry part 2 has taken a bit to get out. Was dealing with some serious health issues to go thru and battle and wasn't in the right frame of mind to finish writing.
So this is all about the races...
Lets start with my 15km Eyeball the Wall race. Well it wasn't pretty at all, was slow but I still finished a few minutes faster then last year. When I finished my right foot was numb and extremely sore, asthma was suffering a bit during it and well not being able to train it's also harder on the body. Was always great seeing my friends that I have met while racing out there and had Melodie to keep me company along the way. Both our bodies are causing us issues. Getting old sure sucks. lol Had a free massage after and it was awesome. Sure lucky to know amazing people.
So since I had a heck of time racing that last race I had signed up for a little 5km race called Life Rocks 5k the Friday night after. I am a sucker for race bling but it was also a new race and along the river downtown Calgary. Pretty awesome location. It was a slow hot 5km race for me but still happy I got it done. Was nice to relax afterwards and hang out with friends.
Just when you think I had stopped and learned my lesson I had already signed up to a 10km race the Sunday after Fridays night race. I did the Calgary Police 10k Race with my boyfriend. He is way faster then me but I had my best and fastest 10k. Luckily it was all downhill at the start but the wind was horrendous and it was always looking like it could rain any minute. But the temp was perfect for my asthma and they felt stronger, just the running could have been better. We finished and got another free massage afterwards. Gotta like those free ones you get. hahaha
So then part one of my major health issues came out. I saw my Lung Specialist and had been having this almost asthmatic cough since my last race and it wouldn't go away. So she decided to put me on Prednisone. Well let me tell you... the side effect were horrendous and I was having a very hard time barely functioning while on the drugs. I also wasn't on a very high dose but it sure messed with me. I took the drugs until they were done and a few days after my asthma flared up again, for a few days until it got to the point of getting my parents to take me into the emergency to get my asthma looked after. Luckily we went back to the hospital where my Lung Specialist resides so that someone from her team could help me out. After a bunch of treatments to get my asthma under control they put me back on the Prednisone but double the dose then I was on last time. Yup you got it I even had more side effects to deal with. Was not a fun time that's for sure. While dealing with all this I had my physical and other health issues came out and one pretty serious. the other one could be a false positive. Fingers crossed the other one is just caused from all the different drugs I have been on for everything. Still waiting for the verdict on the first major one.
So while dealing with all that the month of May I was able to squeeze in two races as well. I know your thinking holly crap lady you need to slow down and rest. I know and I plan on it.
I was able to to the X Warrior Challenge Stadium Sprint and got in three laps in and could have done a 4th but didn't want to push things. The prednisone gave me massive adrenaline rushes which helped me get the race done. Proud I was able to to do it. Nicole stuck by me the whole time and we had lots of laughs along the way. Was lots of fun.
Then at the end of the month I did the Calgary Scotiabank Half Marathon. I had a time goal of being under the 3hr mark and had I given it more at the end I would have done that but instead I finished in 3hrs and 2 minutes. I was shocked and blown away. I cried lots during the race, especially at the end. All the volunteers were amazing and all the people who came out to cheer everyone is is such and awesome feeling. A week before this I was in the hospital for my asthma treatments. So to do this was amazing. My boyfriend ran his first Marathon and was able to finish it. He trained super hard for it. Super proud of him.
That brings me to now... This past weekend I completed the X Warrior Challenge Black Ops 12 hr Titan Race. Will write a new race recap and touch on my health issues in the next post. But the one good part is the one I was going thru I got the all clear last Thursday. I can get back to training and running again.
Until next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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