Wednesday, February 13, 2008

and the doctor said. . .

Mile 1274, Chandler, AZ-So I woke up this morning and headed over to the doctors. I thought it was an emergency, but they made me use a different entrance. My doctor is gone, so I got a new doctor. Dr. Cool. NO, that's her real name. Honest. Anyway, the nurse took my blood pressure and said, "Is your BP always this low?". Turns out it was 100/80 and yeah, it's always that low after she checked my chart. Then Dr. Cool entered. I told her about my marathon and my now bloated knee. I was expecting her to pull out the needle and drain the sucker. She felt my knee and basically called me a wimp. Her exact words were something like, "it's just over use and some ice will solve the problem. Have you been icing it?" The doc also looked at my blood tests and said I could stop taking statins for my cholestorol. So, all in all, a good doctors visit. Isn't that cool?

So, I guess it's time to stop being a wimp and start to chisel my body.


I got in 2.6 miles tonight in just over 30 minutes. I felt great. Ran 95% of the time at a nice steady pace. It's good to be back running.




9 comments:

Dan Seifring said...

Great job getting off the medication, yes that is way cool.

Jeff said...

That's great news, Pat. I was starting to worry about our WAA team.

K80K said...

So glad it wasn't anything too serious Pat. I know it had to feel good to get back on the road without this weighing on your mind.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Getting off the meds, that’s great! So I assume you got a sucker when you left the office?

Cheryl said...

So glad to hear the good news about your knee! Also excellent on the low BP and not having to take the statins anymore for cholesterol!

Can't wait to see last weeks team mileage in THE WALK. Sorry my miles will not be a big help this week.

J~Mom said...

Pat that is super news!!

Firefly's Running said...

That's awesome that you are getting off your meds. Ice that knee. Sounds like it needs it.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Good for you. Just please promise me you will continue to have your cholesterol checked.

XXOO

Irene said...

That IS cool. :) You're one healty guy!

Glad to hear it was nothing serious. Better to be safe than sorry!