Friday, June 10, 2016

Fitness Friday & A Health Update

Unfortunately, this week of workouts has not been what I hoped.

After my 5 miler in San Diego Monday morning, I went to the doctor for my annual physical Tuesday. We have spent the last six months trying to figure out why I've put on (now) twenty-five pounds. While there, I found out I have stage 2 hypertension. My blood pressure had sky-rocked to 170/110 (120/80 is normal.) So, I have to wear a 24 hour blood pressure monitor to ensure things don't get even more dangerous. Its fluctuating between 140 and 165 now...

Although he said to keep up with my normal activities I've been a little apprehensive. I am supposed to run an 8K race tomorrow. Instead of racing, I've made the decision to run (slowly) with friends.

What's even more frustrating and scary is I'm supposed to start training for Chicago Monday.

My doctor is supposed to be looking at my week of BP readings Tuesday so hopefully he can provide some insight into what's happening to my body and why and, even more importantly, how we can fix it. 

So, as much as I LOVE running my health is obvious so important. I'm not going to push it and risk something happening (blood pressure is scarier than an injury!)

The GOOD NEWS is, my mama is currently visiting and helping me keep my mind off of things. Things are likely going to be a little quiet over here for a few days as we continue to soak up our time together!

Have a great weekend!!


  1. Oh no, Kaella :( that's scary. But I'm really glad you're being responsible and realistic about it. It sounds like you're in good hands..the next several months might be quite frustrating but modern medicine is amazing and I'm sure they'll have a course of action planned out for you soon.

    Hang in there girl! Big hugs xxx

  2. That is scary, I'm sorry you have to go through this! Great that your mom is there for support. Sending positive vibes your way. I'm sure everything will turn out :)

  3. I swear we're completely parallel in this.
    My BP was never that high last year, but was in the 150ish range which was SUPER scary. Thankfully a med change has brought it down to more normal numbers (still highish at 128) as we were super confident it was related to a medication and nothing else.


  4. Oh no, I hope you're okay and you can get it under control. Good decision to take it easy for your race this weekend :)