2015 was a bit of a blur. I spent the better part of the previous year writing a book. That was stressful. I owned a retail business in a segment of retail that was struggling, to say the least. I was having anxiety attacks. Although I didn’t know that at the time. Riding my bike helped, but the other hours of the day were………perilous. I didn’t know what was wrong. I went to a doctor who “diagnosed” me with hypertension. Meds followed soon thereafter.
I turned 50 in November of 2015. I don’t mind saying that 50 sucked. The meds may have been lowering my blood pressure, but they left me unable to do much else. Mowing the lawn was exhausting. Riding my bike became out of the question.
After a year of chasing my tail I decided to take control of my own health. I got my stress under control (I have fewer fucks to give), I quit taking the blood pressure meds, and I got my diet under control.
I still own the bike shop. I still have stress, but I feel, finally, like I am in control. I re read the last post I made here……in 2011. Seems like a long time ago, but there are some good thoughts there.
To one degree or another, we are all in control of our health. Take what control you can. Ride your bike. Live your life.
We’ll be talking again soon.