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 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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