December 27 2014.
I had a great deal of time for reflection over X mass in Que. No snow so our usual activities were restricted.I remember the first time I died! I was grinding up a long hill at "The Sulphur Springs 50K" when I felt a severe pain in my chest! I was near the top and Adrian, another age group, runner was right behind me so I could not stop, as I crested the top, the world went BLACK! I woke up on the down hill. A runner was asking if I was OK? and could I move to one side so the following runner would not have to jump over me! I started walking to get help, and collapsed two more times on the way to the 25K aid station. The EMO,s did a great job at keeping alive to the Hospital, where they replaced five arteries in my Heart!
I am in a Heart rehab. program now, but have a long way to go, the arteries they used to replace my my damaged ones not nearly large enough,The harvested the largest veins they could find in my leg. My Doctor thinks that my years of running saved my life. After each attack I just kept coming back , like a Zombie!