Friday, May 27, 2016

Penguins and Stress Tests

Penguins are going to the finals! We’re playing for the cup!! Whoo hoo! What a game. So glad that’s over. Next: San Jose Sharks. I see more stress in my life next week!

Speaking of stress… I had my stress test yesterday (in more ways than one, if you also count the Penguins game). Doctor said there didn’t seem to be much of a change from last year. I, however, thought there might be. I lasted 9 minutes, 17 seconds on that treadmill last year. I’ve been exercising all year long, and I only lasted 9 minutes this time. Seriously? I feel like a total failure in the exercise circuit (I don’t run, but I do lift weights—thought that might count for something). Then again, it could be a symptom. But she said I was okay and to come back in 6 months. Who am I to argue with the doctor, right?

So… What are you plans this weekend? I think I’ll be smiling through most of mine. J

Have a great Friday!



JeffO said...

Glad you got high marks on your stress test! Penguins played a pretty good game last night, really controlled play for 2 periods. Should be an interesting final.

We're going to see Lake Street Dive and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings this weekend--hoping the weather is good!

Maria Zannini said...

Our bodies and stamina changes all the time. The first time I had a stress test I had been on the machine over 30 minutes and I think the person running the test got tired of me and told me to quit. I was in my mid 40s. The second time I barely lasted 22 minutes, but that time I had a knee injury. I doubt I'd make 9 minutes today. LOL!

Lifting weights is good, but cardio is better for our hearts.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I never heard of them. But then, I guess there's a lot I haven't heard of. Sometimes I feel like I've been living under a rock! Hope you have a good time!

Maria - 30 minutes? Maybe I could have gone 30 minutes if they didn't keep jacking up the incline as well as the speed (I pictured myself flying off the back end!). I really was more afraid my knee would give out on me, though, so maybe I cut it short because of that (I had reached my target heart rate). The last time my knee went out on me, I wasn't feeling any twinges, just walking fast. Now I'm cautious. Still, I do need to up my cardio. I'll have to look into zooming on a bike (for about 10 minutes straight?) or something after my workout. I won't run, though. Don't want to risk it. Plus, I hate running! Haha!