Received a good phone call today from my Doctor. Yes, my doctor actually calls you personally when he is delivering test results, good or bad.
The results of the blood test from my physical were in…
Excellent all across the board.
Without the use of cholesterol lowering drugs, my numbers are excellent
Total cholesterol: 159
My sugar is excellent.
Everything is excellent
This was not the case 20 months ago.
This tells me that I have been on the right path. I am healthier than I have been since I was in my twenties.
So I have to take a Vitamin D3 supplement to make u for the lack of vitamin D in my diet and then I am in good shape..
I am ecstatic about this.
Whistling while I ride
Interesting thing from my rides yesterday. Let me explain. I rode 18+ miles to the bike shop and then one of the owners and I rode together for 28+ miles. So two rides…
I rode the second ride with one of the owners of the shop (as I already said), CB. Great woman, close to my age, and a good rider. When I started riding with the shop back in March, CB led many of the rides and I struggled to keep up.
Yesterday I was riding with her and riding easily even after an 18+ mile warm-up ride. I found myself whistling while I rode along at more than 20 miles per hour.
Couldn’t have done that in March.
CB remarked on it. “Are you really whistling at 20 miles an hour?”
I guess I am in good shape after all.
Another neat thing is I use a couple of apps to record my rides. One of them is particularly good at minute details. According to that app I peaked at 31 miles per hour on a flat and straight segment of my ride. The segment is 1.2 miles long and I averaged 25 miles per hour over the segment. This is much faster than I thought I could ride or would have ridden just a few months ago.
Working at it, staying at it, riding the bike…
It is paying off.