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!!