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So, what's my story? There's a few who influence my WHY, but, 2017 will always be a difficult year for me for a number of reasons. The loss of my mother-in-law to cancer and all the emotions associated with that, and my unexpected heart attack in April will be events that I'll never forget and that have made me a stronger person today.
I experienced my sudden heart attack while running on my own.
S.C.A.D. (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) is not so common. The cause is a burst artery and it predominantly affects women. To cut a long story short, I was told my running days were over. For those who know me, you guessed it, I'm not the type of person who will give up so quickly and easily. Instead, armed with research, a phenomenal heart specialist, and reference to a research study by the Victor Chang Institute and worldwide trial on S.C.A.D, I slowly worked my way back to running.
Look... I don't break records when I do these events. The running inspires me. Crossing the finish line is exhilarating, and achieving that, together with the mindset I have, strongly reflects how I live me life.
My heart attack showed me how calm I can be when it counts (surprise to all) and my ability to think and act under pressure while all alone, highlighted the strength I have within. I believe I can take that strength and inspire others to achieve their goals. We are all here to serve. We may not know when, how, or why, but it's in all of us.
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