Today's Full Moon is opposite your Sun, overwhelming you with your feelings. You are being pulled beyond your normal boundaries and must stretch into a new shape. But this isn't about physical form; it's all about your attitude. Rather than fearfully returning to a previous mindset, consciously allow the pressure to mold the emotional changes necessary for your growth.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
I had a Cardiac Risk Profile done a few weeks ago and got the results on Friday. As has been mentioned in these pages before, my diet and exercise regime are darn near impeccable (what’s true is true), so it came as no surprise that my bloodwork reflected that. My total cholesterol wasn’t anything to write home about, until you see the HDL/LDL ratio. My “good” cholesterol (the kind that keeps the fats from gumming up arteries) was MAD good. Once concern that did crop up was blood pressure. Mine’s never been great, but usually hovered around normal (and “normal” is really more of a “median”). Til now. Though not into the range where I’m hypertensive, it’s creeping up to that. I do feel like I know what’s going on there, and it was borne out in the lifestyle questionnaire that accompanied the examination. I totally lied on all those questions because I couldn’t bear to see the look I’d get from the physiologist if I gave her the true answers. Close social contacts? Not so much. Feelings of isolation? You bet! Generally optimistic? Errrrmmmm. Of course I know what I have to do. What I’ve had to do. With that in mind, I called a realtor yesterday.
On another positive health note, I’m running a half-marathon (the DxA2) this weekend with my lovely friend Allison. It’s the same one I’d planned to run last year, but a combination of weather, injury, illness and general lethargy between the two of us made that a no-go. We’re both feeling well (as I type this anyway), so it should be good for this year. They hold the Taste of Ann Arbor that day as well. What sounds better than following a 13.1 mile run with nibbling on some of the best food in the tri-state area? Maybe a shower followed by a vigorous massage from a burly Eastern European emigre, but some good deli will have to suffice.
Speaking of food, for whatever reason I’ve been craving one of these ALL DAMN WEEK.Soft shell crab po' boy. Can you say SILF? What is it about fried seafood in a sandwich format? I need to road trip because they don’t do good po’ boy in the north and I don’t think it’d fare well via Fed Ex.
Finally, I hesitate to go all Queer Eye on your asses, but people, clean your toes! It's an early summer, there's a heat wave going on, and I understand the urge to doff the shoes, but if you are gonna wear sandals you must make at least a cursory effort to make your feet presentable. No exceptions. I'm not saying you have to pay for a spa pedicure. Can we agree that a thick layer of dust is not acceptable, though? Asking that you swiffer those dirty dogs is not setting the bar too high, I trust.