Almost a former blogger

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Good, not great, but I'm OK

With this being American Health Month, my employer partnered with one of the local hospitals to provide a free heart health assessment, complete with a cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure check. It's been about five years since I've had much of that checked, so I was a bit nervous today with what my numbers might be. While the past few months have been fine with exercise, I admittedly haven't been the best eater. However, it turns out that things are going OK. My blood pressue is perfect. Hell, I was afraid being at work might make it spike. My bad cholesterol numbers are just fine -- well below 200. My good cholesterol, though, isn't so great. The nurse attributed that most likely to my diet and genetics since I'm getting plenty of exercise. I also have good news in that my glucose numbers are fine. And, lastly, my BMI is just a tad high, which I knew without having to be told. The nurse told me that it's nothing to worry about with my active lifestyle.

When I was talking to the nurse about what I do and how the past few months have been with a baby, I started sounding like someone I don't like -- I was listing a bunch of excuses for bad eating and not staying on track with exercising last year with injuries. Sure I couldn't run as much as I wanted, but I didn't join the gym until October.

So, the end of the story is pretty much what I already knew -- lose about 10 pounds and I'll be a healthy machine for many years to come.

Hello portion and lifestyle change that I made five years ago ... nice to see you again.