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 after AFib. I was forced to miss Hardrock in 2011 due to the onset of AF but my long term goal was to get back to running milers. 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 qualifier for 2015. I ran Fatdog in Canada instead. That was tough. I finished my 4th Hardrock in 2016 and now I'm back to try for the magical number 5.

If you want the history of my AF the heart problems all started back on May 25 2011: http://howmanysleeps.blogspot.com/2011/05/out-of-hardrock.html

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

One more time for good measure

Lottery time at Hardrock central, Silverton, Colorado. With 4 tickets (3 finishes in the last 3 years and 1 for this years entry) I had roughly a 30+% chance of selection. This is my fifth time in the lottery. And my fifth straight time drawn out. Unbelievable. None of the other 6 aussies made the cut or even the top 100 on the waitlist. I am both blessed and embarrassed that I should make it when so many others miss out. So I get to have another crack at breaking 40hours. I have a little run planned in a couple of weeks that will keep me busy and take my mind off of HR for a while but it will be another big year with Hardrock as the central piece. I really must finish last years report!

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