Ultrarunner fighting Atrial Fibrilation (AF)

This blog has pretty much always been about running ultras, mostly Hardrock. It still is but now it is also about running with AF. I was forced to miss Hardrock in 2011 due to my AF but my long term goal was to get back to a level where I could enter the lottery for 2012. And hopefully help any other runners with AF who stumble upon this site. I never made it into Hardrock in 2012, or 2013, or 2014. I didn't have a qual for 2015. I ran Fatdog in Canada instead. That was tough. Now back to Hardrock.

The heart problems all started back on May 25: http://howmanysleeps.blogspot.com/2011/05/out-of-hardrock.html

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Hardrock entry

Wow, what can I say? I am slightly shell-shocked by the fact that I
have been drawn in the lottery again. This is it. This race is the
focus of my whole year. I cannot let this chance go to waste. I will
train like I have never trained before. Well, I'll train hard. I felt
some guilt that the others missed out. Especially Bill, who is
running out of opportunities to run this great race. But he has been
there before. And even if I missed out he would have still been way
down the list. So, I just have to run it as best I can for the guys
who missed out. And for me. I really want this one.


Hamburglar said...

Great news Whippet!

I look forward to hearing all about the "journey"

Spud said...

Congrats mate, I'm rapt for you.
Train hard and do us proud.

plu said...

I read in Spud's blog you got in - well done.

cheers PLu

undercover brother said...

go mellum!