Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Happy Joy Joy

This morning I ran 23 miles and my heart rate was at or below 146 the whole way. (10:38 average pace)
And a couple days ago I was sitting in the car and suddenly realized I couldn't feel my heart jumping around, so I checked my carotid and felt 20 - counted them - 20 calm, normal heartbeats in. a. row. Who knows how many normal beats there were before I started counting them??
I really believe I will get over this heart nonsense and a year from now it will all have seemed like a bad dream.
I am in the best mood right now!
Woo-hooot!

26 comments:

greyhound said...

**Sitting here grinning**

I still haven't done an Ironman with Iron Jenny. I want you well!!

21stCenturyMom said...

WOO HOOO!!! That is the BEST news I've heard in a while. Fabulous! I'm so happy your heart is healing and getting back to normal.

Here's to crummy things evolving into distant memories.

tri-dogmom said...

That is FANTASTIC news!!!! Great run as well :-) 23miles. OUCH!

Bill said...

That certainly is wonderful news. Now let's keep that up (both the run and the rhythm).

brendaj said...

What a great run and even better news about your heart. And I can't believe the huge day-to-day weather fluctuations you guys are having!

IronTriTim said...

Great run, 23 miles at or below 146. Real LSD training.
Hope your heart nonsense gets sorted.

stronger said...

So glad to hear you are getting that heart under control!

Lana said...

Yay! That is really great news!

TJ said...

That is Awesome news!

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

does this deserve a cocktail?!?!? lol I have to tell you, I worry about you and that crazy heart of yours! It's too good of a heart to be giving you such grief!! Have you tried giving it a good stearn talking to? wink wink. Like Greyhound said, I want you well!! Okay, not for the same reason, I won't be racing with you, but I'll certainly be yelling on the sidelines for you!!!
xoxoxo

jbmmommy said...

So glad to hear your good news, I hope it's just the beginning of a return back to perfect health.

cindy said...

That is an incredible 23-mile run!! What a pace and heartrate :)

I didn't know about your heart nonsense being a newer reader of your blog. I tried to look back at older posts, but started feeling like a stalker. I am so happy to hear that your heart is beating calmly and normally though.

Here's to more wonderful days like that!

Cy said...

Thanks for sharing this great News!! Yippee ;)

Jumper 2.0 said...

It's about time. How awesome.
Watch out world!

momo said...

oh, jenny! i'm so GLAD! yayayayay!!!!!

Fe-lady said...

Happy because you are! Great news and great mileage!

Borsch said...

Awesome news! I wish you the best!

The Young Family said...

Just came across your blog. Wanted to say - you are a true inspiration! I am newer to triathlon, and training for my first marathon... but I loved reading about what you do and are going to do! Keep up the greatness!

Em

Bigun said...

WHOOOOOYAAAAAA! that's awesome!

monica said...

i don't know all the history on your heart issues, but BIG CONGRATS!!!

i have fitness induced bradycardia. my resting heart rate can drop as low as 47 on a really good day. it freaks medical professionals out!!! but it's a good thing. means my heart muscle is STRONG!!!

can't wait to read your marathon race report!!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Awesome news. I do hope and pray that your heart will be back to its old normal self soon. :)

tri-mama said...

great news

triguyjt said...

great news on the heart...

and...you just...keep...going..and going....wow... 23 miles..yikes

Steve Stenzel said...

YEAH!!!!!!

Joe Bobby said...

Mama - you ARE racing! *BOOM* (pounds fist onto desk)

Michele said...

Great news glad to hear it