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July 23, 2019

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Location:

Cedar City,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

6th place in 3200m at State 2015 (UT)

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Relax and enjoy running

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

9+ mile run

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

14+ mile run

Run a half marathon

Run a marathon

Personal:

I ran for Southern Utah University for almost 3 years, but recently decided to step away from the competitive environment of the NCAA to focus on improving my mental health. I also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 59.74 Year: 723.12
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 207.14
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I was readmitted to the Dixie regional hospital Saturday night after a phone call to my mom and she urged me to go. This time I went to the access center in St. George to avoid the ambulance ride (my dear friend Ruthie took me at 11pm, which was so kind of her. I think I freaked out my roommates though). Anyways, then I arranged to be transferred to Uni at the University of Utah and my dad came down to St. George and brought me there. I'm so glad it worked out- Uni is about 10 times better than Dixie. They took me off of Lithium and were curious to know why the psychiatrist at Dixie put me on it (for the suicidal thoughts), it must've helped for a little bit or maybe just being in a stress-free environment at Dixie helped ease the thoughts, but as soon as I started thinking about having to go back to class and track the thoughts came right back. So now I'm here, in Salt Lake at Uni. Not sure how long I'll be here, but at least a week. Treatment plan is to stay on Prozac and do ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). There are some potential side effects like headaches, memory loss, and fatigue and on rare occasions unintended siezures so I'm a bit nervous but it'll be alright. The thought of inducing a seizure seems a bit scary but somehow it helps with depression. At this point when I've tried several medications over a couple years and none of them have worked, ECT is looking like a good option.

I had an EKG done tonight and I have bradycardia (expected since I'm a runner) and a T wave abnormality, the doctor will assess it and see if I'm still okay to do ECT. The technician said it could be nothing, but we'll see

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Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 05:23:16 from 65.155.33.130

You are really brave and amazing to recognize and take this on with grace and to share so openly. You have people in your life who love you and are willing to help and support you. Praying for you and for God's strength to overcome your challenges.

From Jon on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 07:46:07 from 165.156.40.32

Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope you can get the treatment short term and long term you need for you to live a long and happy life. There's a saying in ultramarathons: "Don't ever quit a race on an uphill." It means that when you're tired, slowly walking up a hill, feeling terrible, you may decide to stop at the next aid station. But if you just keep going, you'll hit another downhill, start feel better, and be glad you kept racing! One foot in front of the other.

From Patrick Cunningham on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 09:51:37 from 155.98.51.51

Sarah! I haven't been on the blog for months now and I decided randomly to log on this morning and check up on the old running friends. I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through but I am so glad you are in Salt Lake getting the treatment you deserve. I agree with what Emily said a couple of blogs ago, if you need time off to recover, you deserve to take it. School and running will always be there, but recovering is more important. Know I miss you and love you and hope to see you really soon!

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