So I’m still trying to process everything…
Yesterday, was running the Toronto Marathon and at 19K (just shy of 10 miles), my heart started to beat rapidly & there was immense chest pains. This wasn’t an anxiety attack that I’m quite familiar with. This was something different.
I stopped running immediate and decided to drop out of the race. I walked to my friend who was cheering at another 6K down. I took it extremely slow, but my heart was still racing & my chest was in immense pain. Sadly, there was no medical people around so I had to keep walking until 27K before I could get medical assistance.
They took me to a hospital and it wasn’t until I was there, 3 hours after I stopped running before my chest pains stopped. They doctors didn’t say it was a heart attack, nor did they say it wasn’t. They did say that my heart enzymes were extremely high (120 vs the normal 26) from my blood test.
They did agree that had I not stopped when I did, I would have had a heart attack.
30, optionally healthy, 7th marathon (incomplete) and a possible heart attack? Not sure what I should feel right now.
What I do know is that I’m not dead yet.