Garmin Connect

Garmin Connect. First day running since spending the week in Florida warmth, not pretty at all and I wanna go back! Boy have I been lazy about doing updates here on this blog.

A lot has happened since I last posted.  Last fall I found out my left carotid which the one I had surgery on 17 years ago had completely failed and was 100% occluded now.  We obviously missed the train on that one and I thank God everyday for still being here and not having had a stroke that I am aware of.  Through that time I also found out that my right carotid was 95% blocked and in November I underwent surgery on the right carotid which is now open again and functioning normally.

I will be seeing both a vascular guy and my surgeon in April and May and I have lots of questions to ask regarding the future and what we do next to prevent further damage.  Obviously the statins have not helped that I can tell as I am still having issues.  Some newer reports are even showing that statins may not be all they are cracked up to be.  I am in process of losing about 20 lbs. as I had also gotten lazy about my running (was not able to run for 2 months after surgery) and to some extent my diet but I am back on track and down 5 lbs. so far.

I now call myself a walking miracle as how I’ve gotten here without a major stroke or death is beyond medicine and in my opinion only through the grace of God am I still here to write this and I thank Him everyday for it!

Onward we go!

5.4 Mile Fitness Run 1/18/14 by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details

5.4 Mile Fitness Run 1/18/14 by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

And so it begins, training for this years 25K.  Like running on the beach without the reward or warmer temperatures but running with my lovely wife always makes it more  fun. 25K prep has begun but a long way to go yet :)  Gotta love Michigan winters but still much better than running on the “dreadmill”.

More to come.  Stay healthy!