Here's what's happened since quitting smoking, getting running shoes, and generally kicking that crap out of myself with interval training:
My BP in the doctor's office was 140/90. I'm pretty sure that I get the "white coat" hypertension, and I had an Accounting exam later that evening, so this number has got to be elevated from stress.
What this means is that I've taken my hypertension and front-kicked the sh*t out of it. Like, BAM!
I'm not going to let up. I'm going to get my 5k time under 20 minutes, and in the spring I'll be returning to the world of martial arts, this time in Judo. I can't wait to get slammed, choked, pinned, and generally whooped up on.