We've had a little bit of drama in the house in the last few weeks, as Paul has had some health issues. He had an odd treadmill test, so he had to do another, fancier one. When there's cause for concern (and it's heart-related stuff), I've found that medical people don't mess around. They went out of their way to make sure he got the fancy test ASAP. So far, we haven't heard anything, which I take as a good sign.
Some of the reason Paul's heart issues get a lot of attention are related to the fact that he doesn't look like someone who should be having heart trouble. It was particularly jarring when it first was discovered when he was 45. He's thin, and he looks very young for his age. When I was obese, any medical complaint I had was linked to my weight (even if it wasn't) by doctors; Paul's issues are always taken really seriously because he Just Doesn't Look Like someone who should be having troubles.
Half marathon: My 14-year-old is going to do the 13.1 Los Angeles half marathon with me in January. He has been training on his own with a lot of beach running. He likes to run with me, but I'm an early bird -- and he's a teenager who stays up late and sleeps late as well.
You Can Go Your Own Way
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