I am VERY LUCKY to have come across this very special person.
I am VERY LUCKY and now you are lucky as well because this clot survivor is about to unleash a whole lot of giving as she gets to share her very unique story with all of us...
Catch the inspiration and don't let go of it.
But I will move aside and let you read and enjoy this story...
" Hi, my name is Alisa Dunlap and I am honored to be the ClotBuster Athlete for December 2013. I’ve been an endurance athlete since 2007, the year I ran my first half marathon, and an athlete my whole life. I grew up in the pool and played water polo in high school and part of college. I took up recreational running at the end of high school and never stopped! I enjoy challenging myself and pushing to my limits. In 2009, I started triathlons and just a few short weeks ago completed my first 140.6 distance in Arizona.
I am happy to report that I am thriving post-DVT! While I still have to be careful, I am not on blood thinners any longer. I am however still sportin’ awesome compression gear, pretty much all the time. I do notice my right leg if I have to do excessive standing or sitting. I am mindful to keep my leg elevated when I can and to take short walks throughout the day. I still get nervous about traveling but have made the cross country trek once and have traveled in a car on multiple trips. My travel tips are: compression and hydration. If you’re hydrated it will force you to get up and walk about an airplane for the lavatories or to stop at rest stops if traveling my car. If you’re reading this and you were recently diagnosed, it does get easier and you’ll learn what you need to do to thrive.
What do you think?
These stories never stop inspiring me nor amaze. How was she able to do an IM? I can't even get through a half without grimacing and wondering how on earth would I double what I just did...
Alisa's dedication to not let blood clots stop her or slow her down earns all of my admiration.
Watch out for this lady on a course near you... as she will be blowing past all of us if we don't shape up. The only thing missing is her very own set of polka-dots to allow the STOPTHECLOT message to spread even farther.
Here is wishing you and all those with you THE VERY BEST HOLIDAY SEASON. May the new year bring you all the happiness, joy, good health and fortune you can handle!
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster