I recently completed my first Half Marathon. I was so excited and really prepared and trained hard. As I crossed the finish line, though, I was met with the site of a man receiving vigorous chest compressions. It was happening right there in front of me, just as I was about to whoop out with joy. And sadly, he died. Right there. Literally, on the finish line of a 13.1 mile race. On a beautiful day.
So I wanted to ask my readers, when was the last time your saw your doctor? Had a check up, blood work or your annual exam? Had your regular PAP or Mammogram? Or simply talked to your Doctor about your weight. Or your blood pressure. Or that weird spot on your back.
I have never mentioned this on my blog, because it is very personal, but a few years ago I had heart surgery to correct an arrhythmia. I am 100% fine now. But it makes me very conscience of my mortality, and that of those around me. I don't know the situation of that man, except what I googled about him later (36 year old Father, with a new baby on the way...). I assume he was out there, just like me, to get fit and healthy. He was someone's son, brother, husband, partner and father.
So make sure you are healthy, and can handle all these new things are you doing with you body on this weigh loss journey. I'm calling this week to schedule my overdue annual. What about you?