Heart Race- A Success!

My heart race was a success! On May 5th, I participated in the Vancouver BMO Marathon, completing the 8km race in 47 minutes and 35 seconds. I came in 97th out of 1634 other women running the 8km. It was a huge event with 18,000 people registered from 65 countries! (I really wanted to run the half-marathon, but I think that would have been pushing it. My goal will be to run a half in October at the Okanagan Marathon.) It was also a success because I raised $730 for ERH's Cardiac Imaging Lab campaign! I got pledges from friends and family; collected bottles, and made my own donation. It's not a huge amount, but I'm happy that I could contribute something, knowing that it's going to a good cause.…
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Heart Race

I've been feeling so much better lately. My energy is improving all the time. No significant chest pain, and I'm recovering from workouts so much better than before. I can do a full hour on my elliptical relatively easily and feel completely fine the next day, as long as I have enough rest days. I really wanted to start training for my ultimate goal- running a half-marathon- but I think that may be pushing it. It's deceiving because exercise feels so much easier when I'm doing it now, since I'm can breathe normally, that it's very easy to push myself too hard and then end up sick. So I'm playing it safe. I still want to race, of course, but I'll stick to 10km for right now. There's another reason…
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Grateful Patient

I placed a heart on the Wall of Gratitude at Royal Columbian Hospital! It warmed my heart being able to give back. It was also more emotional than I expected! On the drive there I was getting teary, thinking back over the last year. So many tests, appointments, uncertainty, fear, but I'm so grateful to all the medical professionals that helped me along the way, especially Dr. Dehoney and Dr. Chan ❤
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