End of summer whoa

Aug 15

End of summer whoa

Today the girls are meeting their teachers and tomorrow is the first day of school.  Whoa. Summer went by fast.  It has been a wonderful blitzy blur of brilliance.  I’m hopeful I’ll be able to record more of our adventuring, but I’ve been too busy doing life to write.  I think that is as it should be, but I do miss writing. And since school is clearly starting in what feels like the middle of summer and not the start of autumn, we will still have several more “summer” adventures.  Adventure season is never over for us. Our last hurrah before school weekend was spent cheering on Brad at the Derby City TRIfecta.  I am married to an amazing man!  It was pretty fun to watch him swim-bike-run around the city of Louisville, Kentucky. 1.5 kilometer/0.93 mile swim in the Ohio River 40 kilometer/24.8 mile bike 10 kilometer/6.2 mile run Our family really enjoys cheering each other on at these types of events.  It’s fun to run around the course, find our athlete, and see the different disciplines.  He’s a stud; (did I say that already?) Up bright and early to see the swim start at 7:06am: Running from the swim ramp to the bike transition: Watching him gear up for the bike High five on the run We’re pretty proud of our guy! Things took a crazy turn after the race.  Brad had a fairly sudden onset of symptoms two hours after the race that included mild chest pain, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, and fatigue.  After burning 3,300 calories as an ultra-athlete, however, many of those symptoms could be explained away.  Nonetheless, we decided to get him checked out at a local hospital.  Needless to say, it was not *quite* what we had planned after the race! The four of us spent five hours in the hospital while they ran and repeated tests, and the team there decided to admit him overnight to be on the safe side.  EKG was normal, but there were some blood numbers (including troponin) that were not “normal”.  Everyone’s assumption was that his body was just in recovery after his race effort; it was the conservative approach to keep him while his body...

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