Friday, March 6, 2009

Bad Genetics!

Friday is upon finally upon us, what a long week. I played cards last night (Didn’t win) and had a great evening anyways. Prior to cards, I went out for a quick run, as I promised myself. I did a quick (for me) 3 miler at 26:26. The weather last night was awesome, I was able to wear shorts and no jacket required.

I went to bed at 11:45 last night and as I sit here I am feeling a little tired, but happy to have had a night out to spend with friends. I think I need to get a café Americano at Starbucks. They seem to have a Starbucks on every corner in Chicago.

Oh Joy! I just received word from my doctor regarding my blood test results from Saturday. I have to say I am a little disappointed in my numbers:

Cholesterol 224

HDL 42

LDL 139

Triglycerides 214

I am actually more than disappointed, I am pissed off that I have been busting my ass with exercise lately, last month I ran 84 miles. Shouldn’t that help these numbers? Maybe I am just blessed with horrible genetics. I need to go in next week to my doc and discuss increasing my current cholesterol meds. At least my liver function is normal so I can handle an increase of meds. This sucks!!!!!

I guess I can’t wallow too long about things I can’t control. I can control my diet and exercise, which I am doing. Anything beyond that is out of my hands. No more negativity, I promise. I just got back from a nice long walk (2 miles) at lunch today and seemed to have calmed down a bit over my #’s. The weather is gorgeous again today and in the 60’s. I am trying to appreciate the positive things and not dwell on things I can’t control.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Sounds like a good strategy: control what you can, but as healthy has you can. It's all you can do!

  2. Americano's my favorite...yeah, I agree w/RunwithMe. You do what you can do and it's always about progress over time.

  3. Hmmm, since your liver is functioning normally does that mean you can drink more beer?

  4. Have the numbers changed at all? Do you at least FEEL better since you've been running so much? Even if that doesn't show up in the numbers, it means something :)

  5. The numbers have gotten better over time but nonetheless frustrating. But I do see your point and thanks fro pointing it out.