03 February 2011
Hey Doc, Am I Going To Live???
Total cholesterol: 187 *should be less than 200
HDL: 65 *average woman 50-60. higher than 60 gives level of protection against heart disease
LDL: 105 *less than 100 is optimal. 100-129 is near optimal/above optimal
Triglyceride: 83 *normal is less than 150
Fasting blood sugar: 84 *normal range 70-99
She also told me my iron is fine, I am not anemic which is great news! And my vitamin B12 level is in the low range of normal. But overall...I am a picture of health. SWEET! Like I have said before, knowledge is power. Apparently a B12 deficiency can be the cause of bruising easily. Since I still have the imprint of a soccer ball on my forearm from 2 weeks ago and I always have at least one bruise at any given time...I would say that is probably accurate.
My training is going well, 4 days in and my plan seems to be working. Today I just did my run and foam rollered myself to death because my. muscles. are. sore!!!! Holy moly, I feel like a 90 year old woman today. If you are a runner and have not experienced the joy of using a foam roller afterwards...you are missing out. It is amazing, and a great way to stay injury free. Google it or plug it into you tube for a demonstration of what I am talking about.
Thats all for now, just wanted to share my awesome news. I am going to live!