Well, I certainly didn’t expect my couch to 5k experience to include a trip to the emergency department by ambulance but that’s what transpired last week. I now have a number of firsts I can cross off my bucket list. Among them a ride in an ambulance, a stress test and an overnight stay in the ED for observation.
I went through the ordeal alone but I had a peaceful calmness regarding the whole matter. I’m sure my personal religious faith had everything to do with it. I jokingly said to a relative, “I’m considering this a spiritual prayer retreat!”
During my stay, I had numerous tests performed. The result: all indications are I have a healthy, undamaged heart. My blood pressure on the other hand needs to come down.
While I wrestle with whether or not to participate in a 5k fun run in the future, I am dead serious about shedding the excess weight I’ve been carrying around. If my cloud of trouble has a silver lining, it’s the 19.5 pounds I’ve lost. Until then, I’m eating healthy and walking my butt off (pun intended). A wise woman once told me, “Bill, you can never outrun (as in exercise) your fork!”
Sorry to hear about your hospital visit, but I’m glad to hear that you’re all right. Maybe you should shoot for the Boerne 0.5k race in Texas.There’s a donut stand at the halfway mark, near the smoking section. For $25 they’ll drive you to the finish line. You still get a medal.
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