Just a little friendly reminder that running does not really agree with me anymore. I often talk about low BP issues on my blog. They are often just uncomfotable, like yesterday, but sometimes it gets real bad.
Went a little faintzies at the end of my run today. About half a mile from home I found that I could no longer stand so I decided to have a little lie down. Someone pulled over a got me to my lobby. When I fainted crawling into my lobby they revived me by pouring water on my face. I insisted that they not call an ambulance, but they did anyway. Allie came out with my EmergenC to revive me and that did the trick, however the EMTs were already there. They found that my BP was 70 over 40 (a little low for exercise I guess) and then they took an EKG which told them I was going into cardiac arrest. However my EKG always says that's about to happen. I tried to insist to them that I was fine, but just a little woozy. They whisked me off to hospital, which I might add was the one used in the walking dead where the patients are used as slave labor. The DRs did more tests and determine that I'm perfectly healthy, which is nice to know, just a little low on Sodium. However the EKG had recommended immediate heart surgery.
So now I'm going to carry a copy of my EKG with me whenever I go running, so this mistake doesn't happen again. I actually recommend that all runners do this, because we all likely have abnormal EKGs.
Whatevevs, I got the run in though.