Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
After a great workout day on Tuesday, I awoke early Wednesday prepared to head for the gym for a run. I was disappointed to wake up with one of my famous migraine headaches. Soon after the stomach woes kicked in and I headed back to bed with no hope of even making it to work.
My head felt like it was ready to explode. I knew that my blood pressure had been alittle on the high side. Last summer after a check up, I was told to lose weight and excercise. I have lost weight and I do excercise. Because of being adopted, I do not know my family history and that could be a factor. I took my BP only to see the reading say 170/105. Damn!!! I knew if I called the MD they would send me to ER. I opted to go back to bed. By evening it had come down to 155/94. Better but not great. I made a deal with myself to get it checked and not increase my workouts like planned until I did.
This morning when I woke up, I still felt crappy. So I stayed home again. I can't remember the last time I called in for 2 days for me. Mr Waddler wanted to take me to ER but being the very stubborn person that I am , he went to work and I promised to call the MD by 9am.
Currently I am waiting for the office to open. I am researching options and gaining as much information about High Blood Pressure Treatment. I do not want this to change any of my goals. I am one of those people who hate taking medication. Also being in the medical field, once I start taking High blood pressure medication, I am labeled as hypertensive. I just want to labeled as healthy.
Waddling to talk to the MD.................
Posted by IronWaddler at 7:40 AM
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The last thing that I expected this morning when walking in to Masters' swim today was the words TIME TRIAL To be written on the workout board. It didn't bother me because Coach knows I am the beginner in Lane 1. After about 30 min. of swimming Coach called us to the wall. We are in week 4 of 12 in this session. It's time to document where we are at.
The game plan - each lane has a group 1 and a group 2 person. Group 1 would swim 200 with 2 timing them. Then switch. After that we would do 3- 100's, switching places and timing. I was put in group 2 and would be swimming the whole thing. I was blown away. I really did not want to put a time on how slow that I swim. I just wanted to swim without a clock. As I timed my lane mate, Coach came over and tried to reassure me because of the scared sh**less look on my face. Even Iron Snoopy offered words of encouragement. Nothing was working and soon I would be jumping in for my 200.
It is now my turn. I'm off with everyone else. One lap done- not bad. Second lap- still feeling good. Third lap- I'm slowing and my form is falling apart. Fourth lap- I feel like I can't breathe. I'm sucking in half the pool. I hear yelling but just keep going. I'm sure everyone is beginning their 100s. Finally at the end, I stop and look up. Everyone has waited and they are clapping for me. I MADE IT. My time was 5:25. But I just completed my first 200 trial.
The next 3 x 100 followed the same pattern. I am exhausted when leaving the pool. My times for the 100's were 2:25, 2:26, and 2:29. Certainly not record-breaking but to me a person 6 months ago that couldn't swim, it was good. We will redo this workout in 6 weeks.
Waddling like a tired penguin.............
Posted by IronWaddler at 1:05 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Posted by IronWaddler at 6:40 PM