October 1, 2015: Three Good Things


1. My blood pressure has been steadily creeping higher and higher, to the point that I feel compelled to bring it to the attention of my doctor when I see her in a couple weeks. However, it seems that my sedentary lifestyle is affecting it more than I really want it to. My evening blood pressure, a couple hours after my walk, was lower than its been in days.

2. One of the restaurants that my wife and I used to frequent closed a few months ago and was reopened by the same company with a different name and menu. Apparently the experiment wasn’t successful, as I discovered tonight on their website that they’ve reopened as the original restaurant again. They have good burgers on site-baked buns with incredible fries for pretty cheap. (Yeah, I know it’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but everyone needs a cheat day.)

3. Looks like I’ll be extending my streak of complete days to four. Given how completely out of energy I was a couple months ago, getting back to this stage is exciting for me. It also is convincing me more and more that the medication I was missing had a lot to do with the downswing.

Funny, I Was Supposed To Be Resting


I haven’t felt well all day. Between my sinuses being aggravated by all the new fall allergens in the air, my head pounding because of my sinuses, and my shoulder hurting just because the day ends in Y, I’ve been a mess. I slept in until 11:00 am and was promptly informed that I’m going to take it easy today. So this is my definition of “taking it easy.”

  • I went to see my therapist, and got the important stuff discussed in 30 minutes so I could go home and go back to bed, since I couldn’t stay awake in her office.
  • I canceled my weekly radio show, then managed to participate in the replacement show broadcast by my wife. She did most of the work, but the idea was for me to rest. (My wife was home today due to the same allergy problems as well as generalized body pain.)
  • I’ve managed to do everything I would normally be doing during a regular day checklist-wise up to this point in the day, and honestly don’t see any reason to not complete the rest of my tasks.

So yeah, I completely fail at “taking it easy.” In fact, I made things worse, as my walk today tweaked my back and I came straight home and applied Tylenol. (Ow.) Maybe tomorrow I’ll take it easy, if I still feel under the weather.

NB: A factoid that will interest only me – today I have been married for 4,719 days, or roughly 27.85% of my life.