Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Here I Go Again

Exactly 16 days today (May 12) since I last ran. I’ve never been so idle this long.

Rewind to April 29

Annual physical examination time. I was hoping that the Doctor will give me a thumbs up sign that I'm on tiptop shape. Thinking that I'd be healthy since I've been running regularly for 2 years already. Well, I was wrong.

The Doctor checked my BP and it read 170/120. But I kept my fingers crossed as she checked again. But it only confirmed the first BP reading.

After that, I already know what will follow.

Doctor: You have to go to the ER. Your BP is too high.

So, went to the ER I did.

My wife accompanied me to the Makati Medical Center. She filled up the usual documents.

Another Doctor checked me. Then they gave me a medicine to lower down my BP.

After almost an hour of resting, the Doctor checked again my BP. It read 150/100.

Ayos! So I tought.

As I was being given prescriptions, my wife suddenly asks the Doctor.

Wife: Doc, pwede po ba sya tumakbo?

Doctor: ???

Me: ???

Doctor: No strenuous activities until you’re completely checked.

Me: ?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!

Wife: Wahahahhaha!!!! Di ka makakaalis ng bahay!!!!

Me: Saksakin nyo na lang ako!!!!

Goodbye PAU… =(

I could have ignored the Doctor's orders if I wanted to. I've done it last year when I was checked with a BP of 200/140. And ran my first 42k, 4 weeks later.

Heck, I ran BDM with a systolic level higher than 180. My diastolic, never mind...

But then again, I think this will be the best time to really control my BP. If I really want to run more and live longer. This is the right thing to do.

Tomorrow, I'll return to the hospital to do a series of tests. Including running on a treadmill. Woot!!!

But… I just hope that this will soon be over. I need to run. I already missed the 1st PAU. I'm not going to miss the next one.


  1. very ironic no? pero ganyan talaga... sabi nga ni ate vi, "you can never can tell!"

    cross-train muna... gardening, pet grooming, tailoring...

    puede rin ironman (mag-plantsa ka muna! hahaha)

    pero seriously, i find this as God's way of slowing you a bit to spend some time with your other roles. pero i would rather prefer you back on the road.

    get well bro, enjoy your rest and recovery =)

  2. itay.... yup tama si doc taper ka muna 'til meron ka na go signal... hoping for good result tom!! i'll pray for you (hmmmm.....)

    hamishu itay!

  3. Ohhhh sad...
    Do take care of yourself rosgar... alot of us care so much about you so don't take that for granted..
    Rest and eat alot of fruits and do smile alot handsome *wink*


  4. Nice one, Bro...Here's to a healthy check-up and a green light on the coming races! :)

  5. get well fafa rod! kung sabagay...dame parin naman gawain sa bahay! hahahhaha....laba! luto! linis bahay at bantay ng bata! hahahha...getwell fafi and see u on the well


  6. Wow, high blood? Rest muna Rosgarrr. Hoping all will be well, we can never be too sure :)

  7. Go team boring !!

    Let's be healthy & stay strong !!!

    to live long & run longer

    tama ka ser ! :)


  8. eY Makisig, take it easy! Do the test, get some rest. Resting does not slow you down but will eventually make you stronger on your comeback. Looking forward to see you at the starting line!

    PS (Pa Sobra) Thank you so much for supporting us during the 1st PAU race. Really, I appreciate it. ;)

  9. hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!

  10. Staying fit in times of injuries is necessary but a challenging thing to do :(

  11. Hi Rod. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm updating the list. Definitely, I've been missing reading your blog but after reading several posts, you're as good as always! Anyway, take care, continue running and will see you in November! - Wayne