4.06.2006

Had to let off some pressure

I popped out of bed this morning at the sound of the sprinklers, assessed the time I had between then and a 7:30 breakfast and decided I needed to run off some high blood pressure. At the oral surgeon the other day (long story) my BP reading was 130/80 or so. A stressful spell of work has had its effect.
Anyway I was out the door and cruising at tempo pace in a hurry. I kept it up for four miles too. At my split miles I looked at my watch and could only say, "Oooh!" So from slug to sprinter in two days is a curiosity in and of itself. I made it around at an 8:15 pace per mile and felt excellent.
I went to the breakfast and it was a hospital's celebration event about 100 people in families who followed a plan to live and eat better. They collectively dropped 200 inches off their waist lines and 1,100 pounds ... in eight weeks! If you'd like to know the title of the book let me know. I'll look it up. I sat there smiling since I felt so good after my run. I ate french toast with syrup, scrambled eggs, canteloupe and some turkey bacon. Yum.

9 comments:

susie said...

I'm glad you felt good, but between the high blood pressure and your "pain" the other day....will you keep an eye on things please?????

Mia Goddess said...

Just being AT the oral surgeon would send my b/p up a few points, but take care of that anyway. And you made me hungry. :)

jeff said...

yay for blowing out the carbon. gotta have those quick runs every so often to remind you of your capabilities!

Susan said...

Great job for blowing off the steam David - but I'm with Susie, keep an eye on those things!!! Gotta take care of my favorite blogger!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

130/80 that's normal for me...lol. Just before my surgery yesterday mine was 158/100, YIKES. Thankfully after it dropped to the 130/85.

Breakfast sounds wonderful.

jeanne said...

I love the fact that at the HOSPITAL's celebration event for these people they serve such a HEALTHY breakfast!!! :)
Ditto what everyone else is saying ... we want you to take care of that heart!

Rae said...

Great job on the run!! That is funny that they had some unhealthy food at the breakfast, but it sounds SO good!

Bex said...

Ooh, that breakfast sounds wonderful. Especially the eggs and the turkey bacon. I eat like a lumberjack. That's why I run. Nice pace, by the way!

Jank said...

mmmmm, bacon.

Why I do the miles, too.