Oh dear. This is way harder than writing about something I hate about myself. What do I love about myself? Hmmm…
Oh here’s a good one! Those of you who work with me and are exposed on a daily basis to my annoyingly stressful self might be surprised to know that I have very low blood pressure. I know! It’s something I love about myself because it means I’m healthy.
I always knew my blood pressure was normal because whenever I go to the doctor and they take my blood pressure I get positive nod and a “very good!” from the person who takes it. Then a few years ago I went to donate blood in the company blood drive and they turned me down because my blood pressure was too low! It was crazy! At first I was concerned. I’m a serious about sharing my blood because every pint counts. But when I got over that I starting worrying about my own health. I mean, if your blood pressure is too low it means you’re dead, right? But after careful research in my medical library (ie: Google) I could find nothing negative about having low blood pressure. In fact, the time it was too low to donate blood was when I was training for a half-marathon. How’s that for a good example of the benefits of exercise?
If only I could remember how great exercise is for keeping one’s blood pressure low when I’m ditching my lunchtime workout at the gym in lieu of a bag of Cheetos and a teen vampire novel. I really hate that about myself!
D’oh! It’s so easy to get off topic!