Another good day. I woke up early again and got my sprints in. The cars didn’t slow down so much this morning but gave me space. I do have one of those head band lights that I could wear to help me see better in the morning and for others see me. And since I can get them for cheap at my job, I was thinking of getting another one to wear backwards and turn on the red LED’s that come with it. That way I can be correctly lit. I may have been lit when I first thought of this.
I might ride the exercise bike just to get rid of some water and help me get to my goal tomorrow. I’m really close.
Today was the day I donated blood. This time they asked me to be a 2RSB or something like that where I give 2 units and I get some saline and other stuff back in 1 unit. I got some good news. My blood pressure was 105/64. I looked it up better and I’m almost an athlete! When I first saw that chart, it took me a while to take it in and to realize how far I’ve come. While I have a ways to go, I am in a healthy shape. Going in the right direction. Now to really start to think about playing basketball with the guys this winter.
There has been some discussion with some people about a feeling going around right now. Everyone is feeling lethargic and has an appetite. At least that’s how it is up here in northern Minnesota. I’ve developed a theory. It’s an animal instinct to slow down the metabolism and store up fat to build a layer for the winter. It seems that a lot of us are fighting it up here. But I’m glad I snapped out of it this week. I got my desire to work out more this week, to get up early and get the most of my workouts. I actually enjoyed them this week. I will not accumulate more fat, I’m getting rid of it. If I’m cold, I’ll wear a sweater……or my black leather jacket that fits so good now.