Tuesday, February 5, 2013


So I had my annual check-up today.  I rarely pay attention to the numbers, but this year, since I'm heading rapidly toward The Big 5-0, I was a bit more curious.   My resting heart rate was 64 - nice and calm.    My blood pressure was 120/68, which according to this chart of "ideal blood pressure for your age" is pretty freakin' awesome:

Men 16-24yrs 25-34yrs 35-44yrs 45-54yrs 55-64yrs 65-74yrs 75+
Systolic Blood pressure - SBP 128 131 133 133 137 140 141
Diastolic Blood Pressure - DBP 65 72 76 76 76 73 68
Women 16-24yrs 25-34yrs 35-44yrs 45-54yrs 55-64yrs 65-74 yrs 75+
Systolic Blood Pressure - SBP 117 118 121 127 133 140 144
Diastolic Blood Pressure - DBP 67 69 72 73 74 72 70

Anyway, it's good to know I'm healthy.  (But then I kinda knew that already, thanks to CrossFit!)  I have to go back in for my cholesterol and blood sugar tests soon, but no reason to assume those aren't awesome, as well. 

Today's WOD was one of my favorites, although you wouldn't have known that if you'd seen me crawling around on the floor gasping for air in between rounds.  I'm a bit dramatic, and yes, I do know this.

5 Rounds, each for time of:

500 Meter row
Rest 5 minutes between each round.

My times:

So, some day I would like to get those times back under 2 minutes.   I enjoyed the cardio workout today, and my back is feeling pretty good.  I might be ready for some lifting soon. 

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