Well as some of you will already know last September I reached one of those significant ages and my Drs kindly invited me to a well man clinic to check how I was doing.
Well the crux of it was I was a fat old bloke with high blood pressure and my cholestral was just bordering on being ok.
They wanted to put me on medication for these issues but I thanked them and refused their kind offer saying I would like to see what continuing running would do (I'd already lost a couple of stone by then)
It was agreed that this would be the case but they wanted to monitor how things went so wanted me back in January to retest me.
So in January I went back and had bloods taken ready for an appointment the following week to see updated results, well I ended up with food poisoning so my appointment was cancelled and today was the first time it could be reset.
Now I can't remember all the figures etc BUT my blood pressure is now comfortably inside the range for a man of a particular age, my cholestral reading is now down comfortably to the level it should be, my resting bp is 64 and I have continued to lose weight (no dieting just being sensible)
So if it can do this for a fat old ex smoker what can/will it do for you.
Happy running my friends xxx