The night before the half marathon my right foot began hurting so much it took my breath away. When I woke up the next morning the pain was still there so I skipped the race. The Doctor declared a sprained tarsometatarsal. While I didn’t get to run the race it turns out my last long run before the half marathon was 14 miles so mentally I checked the block for my goals this summer.
While at the Doctor’s office my blood pressure was extremely high, around 153/92. I have taken it two more times this week and it is at this level or slightly lower. In response I am pursuing the DASH diet. As I scoured my blog and workout notebook I found this post that I had forgotten about. In it I note a correlation between my weight lifting, specifically using barbells, and lowering of blood pressure. Based upon all of the above it looks it’s time to get back under the bar. See below for my next template.