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The Stress Test – before & after?

I haven’t actually done the stress test yet, that joy happens this afternoon, but I find myself stressing about the stress test because:

This is how I imagine myself to be:

But this is how I fear I’ll be after the stress test!

-sigh-

What is a stress test?

Basically, it’s a way to test how your body works under conditions of stress. The stress is provided by a treadmill. The test is to see whether you drop dead after 10 minutes of running on the treadmill…

Back when I used to go to the gym, I could run for 20 minutes, on an incline and step off feeling pretty good. Now? Close to 20 years later? I’m dreading it, not least because I know that my vanity will make me try harder than I should at 65…

-sigh-

According to the ECG, my heart is fine. Yet despite that, my blood pressure is nudging the top of the normal range. Something has caused this change because for most of my life, my blood pressure never deviated from ‘average’.

So…the stress test. I just hope I don’t end up as wet and smelly as that labrador. đŸ˜¦

Meeks

 


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