Monday, June 7, 2010

...and some days the bear eats you

Sticky, hot, sluggish and not enough to eat today. A tough ride. I took some comfort from the cool-ish breeze coming off the cold water in Folsom Lake, and hoped a little rest would revive me.

Alas, I had started late, so could wait no longer, and took a detour to get a nice big cookie at a gas station. Not big on foraging for carbs, but needed it tonight. The wind that had been so refreshing made the return trip long, but I made it home, and got what I needed out of the ride - some sanity, and a BP reading of 129/62. Some days just showing up is a victory!

2 comments:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Amen to your last sentence!!! Great bp reading :)

Grey Beard said...

BP was still in that range 3 hrs later, so knowing that puts extra strain on the heart, I took a ThermoTab time-released salt tablet before retiring for the night.

Interestingly, the nurse at Kaiser didn't seem to understand that BP changes all the time, and seemed peeved at me that I would adjust my BP meds according to need. Something to keep in mind for those using BP meds.