Thursday, June 20, 2013
I went to bed last night feeling the effects of the 100 Workout from the day before, in addition to a 3-mile run after work last night. My legs are really sore, particularly my upper thighs. I'm still feeling sore this morning, but I'm embracing the soreness from living an active lifestyle as my good friend, who is 46, undergoes open heart surgery this morning. Of course, I worry about him surviving the surgery, even though he is at one of the finest medical institutions in the Midwest area. He is in good hands medically. But more importantly, I worry about what life will be like for him following the surgery. Not only will he have a long, hard recuperation from having his chest split open and grafts taken from arteries from his legs, but also if he wants to be healthy, his lifestyle will drastically have to change: no more smoking, no more hard liquor, no more fatty, fried foods, and exercise and healthy foods MUST become an important part of his life. If not, he will be back on the operating room table in no time. These will be really hard changes for him. I pray that this heart attack has given him the motivation to change and that there will be no turning back for him.