Friday, July 29, 2011


Cholesterol is a bit of a 4 letter word in my family.  Just about every male on both sides of my family have had heart problems (at least to my knowledge).  My grandfather had a heart attack in his late 40's I believe! (I should note here that every male but one hevily smoked/s) A few years ago I got a blood test and the doctor recommended that I start taking fish oil to try and control it (if I remember correctly it was in the 190's).  Of course I bought fish oil..but never took it.  Even though I did not take the fish oil, the thought of me having a bad heart at a young age terrified me.  Am I going to live to see 70?  60?  50?  AHHH!

Fast forward to present day.  I got a blood test yesterday and to my surprise and delight, I am now in the 130's! I will get all the numbers in the mail shortly but to hear that made me very excited.  It was surprising because I have been eating eggs like it's my job in the past few months as well as some other potential higher cholesterol foods such as meats.  Although they are fairly high, I have also been eating a lot of cholesterol reducing foods such as nuts and fish.

I should also note here that my blood pressure is 120 over 80.

As a scientist I LOVE seeing objective numbers and this one just really excited me and enforced the idea of a healthy lifestyle.

Obviously life is about more than having good stats, there is a lot of luck involved, so lets keep my fingers crossed that I don't just drop dead tomorrow.


I missed the WOD this morning so I will do it at home tonight.

1600 meter run
25 Hand release push ups
1200 meter run
50 hand release push ups
800 meter run
75 hand release push ups

1600 Meters
1200 Meters

800 Meters

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