Friday, September 17, 2010

Jims Toughest Test Ever

Roads to run, Trails to Traverse, and Peaks to Persue.... All great tests of our endurance and strength. 

Last week my husband was given one of the toughest tests ever...
He damn near died with BLOOD CLOTS in BOTH LUNGS !!  Yup, bilateral pulmonary embolisms!! Freaky hey!
He had calf pain for months, then it mysteriously went away.... only cuz the blood clots moved up to his lungs!

He couldn't breathe, had massive chest and rib pain, but had to hold on... and hold on he did!!  Several sleepless, painful nights he endured .  Thanks to his great fitness level going in he had enough reserve lung capacity to keep alive. And now he is back walking on the trails.

This is not an endurance event I recommend for anyone, but it certainly supports WHY WE RUN.  I truly believe that had he been sedentary he would not have had the physical and mental strength to make it through this.

Yet another reason to get off the couch.  And if that isn't enough, have a look at this video:

Just keep moving forward....



EricG said...

Holy ___! Jim I can't imagine how tough that was. Way to fight and glad to hear you are ok. Great post and amazing video. I have posted it everywhere I can and hope it inspires someone. Peace

chris mcpeake said...

Wow thats intense. Glad that he is okay.

kelly said...

I am so glad to hear that Jim is doing better. That is so scary!! Another reminder that we must live each day to the fullest!