Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Healthier than I thought

So, my new PCP apparently has the fastest lab ever. Blood work is back. Believe it or not, most everything was perfectly normal! Weird because I have had worse blood work in the midst of a way healthier lifestyle. The only thing that was slightly off was my cholesterol - I haven't had cholesterol under 200 in years, but when I'm running I at least get my HDL through the roof and my LDL in the basement. Not this time - HDL was 78 and LDL was 148. If I was still running fulls, those numbers would be reversed.

I forced myself to run today. I hemmed and hawed and came up with multiple excuses, but then just did it anyway. That felt good. Of course halfway through I lost my mojo. Fortunately, I wasn't on a treadmill, I was out in the wilderness, so I had to get back to my car. I made it back through a lot of walking. But at least I did it.

If I keep forcing myself, maybe I will eventually remember that I love to run, and that will affect my outlook on life. That's the plan. I've also decided to sign up for the Nike Marathon again. I'll find the money somewhere.


  1. Running always makes my husband feel better too. He just doesn't want to do it at first.

  2. I just started exercising again, and attempt to run as well.It always feels better afterwards. I'm so sorry to read about your struggles with IF and your loss last year. I hope you find ways to move on, whatever path you decide to take.

  3. I need to find my desire to run again. Sadly, it's been since about 2008. I have a lot of making up to do.


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