After getting the all clear from the Cardiologist last year, I still wasn’t quite sure everything was OK as I was still having breathing issues when I was running hard……and sometimes running gently too. A trip back to my GP, a decision to keep my BP medication where it was as we know the lie of the land with it and I have learnt to deal with it….and a decision to see a sports physician to get things checked out from a sports point of view. Respiratory testing and another stress echo – this time actually running – and still all clear! The theory is that my breathing issues are stress and fatigue related and the high HR is just me!
So, feeling a little more confident that I was OK and even if I did have breathing issues, I was ‘safe’……and back out to getting some sort of km’s under my feet again. I have kept up training twice a week, but not too much else other than a lap of the bay. Just quietly, it’s politically incorrect to utter this in my neighbourhood – but I love the new bridge…..to run over (traffic is all over the place). ..Great view, great wide path and I even have to admit I have grown to appreciate the short, sharp hill up to it on the oval side. The challenge is to keep my HR as steady as I can.
Today, plans were formed over breakfast with negsplit for my next goals. Looking good. Family and musical life threw a few spanners into my plans for races to run, but we have a good plan that spreads things out well and isn’t too ‘must do it now’. And then of course, it’s all about getting more and more time on my feet, more and more consistently for my grand plan looking ahead.
School term is crazy busy….work is busy…….home is busy…….quartet is busy…….and now I can relax into my running to add more to my busy!
I’m looking forward to it.