"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Anniversary of sorts

A personal note (or four):

I've suffered from serious bouts of depression my entire life and I just realized that I've been okay for about a year now. I'm not sure I've ever gone that long before. Managed it without medication or therapy, too (not that I'm against those).

About a year ago, I had the swine flu and pneumonia and spent a very short time on a respirator or ventilator - I really don't know what the difference is and I'm too lazy to look it up. The fact that I'm having a little trouble with asthma right now seems like a treat in comparison!

I broke up with Jenny about a year ago and, after messing around a bit with my personal life, that aspect of things appears to be improving.

I haven't run an ultra in over a year.


Jean said...

All the best to you, Steve, and I wish you good health!

joyRuN said...

You were on a ventilator. The machine ventilates for you, which is artificial respiration. Regardless - that was hella serious if you were on a vent.

Happy anniversary - you seem to have done something right in the past year. I think it was not running ultras.

wildknits said...

Happy Anniversary, of sorts.

sea legs girl said...

A respirator is what the kids are wearing in the Sigur Ros video, Vaka. Being on a ventilator is one of my worst nightmares. I am so glad you recovered and that you have been healthier this year! A great cause for celebration :).

BrianFlash said...

Ultras cause all of life's problems.


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

When Ian's team loses, if he complains about the ump's calls, I tell him, "Blaming the ump is the last - and first - refuge of the perennial luuuuzer."

He seems to get that. Now? It's your turn.

Seems walking Poo-holes was not the only option. Pitching to him and getting him out was a much more effective strategy.

If Dubya's team wins this world series, will you liberals admit, once and for all, that invading Iraq was the right thing to do? I mean, what more does he have to do to prove it?

Katie said...

it's amazing how people take breathing for granted. i know i do, with no asthma.
how did you become okay? what made you realize that things were going to be okay? or did you realize it after the fact, when you were okay and only recognized it? or perhaps the answer is another blog post.
next ultra will be when, then?

Diana said...

Sounds like cause for a celebration to me. Glad to hear it's been a good year for you.

SteveQ said...

@Katie: (short answer) There just comes a time when you stop waiting "for the other shoe to drop."

Next ultra? First, I get healthy, then I decide, but not until next year, probably a 50K in the spring (Superior?), 50 Mile in the summer (Voyageur), 100 Mile in fall (Sawtooth). Those are all in your backyard; care to crew for me???