I was surprised and pleased yesterday to find out that my hard work has paid off and can even be heard by another person. I was at a doctor’s appointment yesterday, you see, and my doctor listened to my heart.
“You have a strong heart. You could run a marathon,” he told me.
“Really? I’m running a half-marathon next month,” I replied. I paused and asked him, “so really, you can hear that I’ve been training?”
He told me that yes he could, and also that he had good ears.
I have always known that exercise is good for your heart, and maybe this should have been obvious to me, but I had no idea that exercise could improve the way your heart sounds through a stethescope.
I am exceedingly happy to have found this out, and I will keep it in mind as I tackle my long run this weekend.