Heart Strong

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.

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About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Heart Strong

  1. Liisa says:

    That is awesome feedback from your doc. Isn't it great to know that all that hard work is paying off, not only for the half-marathon, but for your health?

    One month today exactly! I posted about it this morning too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not only do you have a strong heart, you also have a good and kind heart.

  3. ezmy says:

    That is so nifty! I'm inspired to go for a run today. Well done you!

  4. Chantal says:

    That is interesting. I need to exercise my heart more. With my family history it is very important 🙂 Congrats on your excellent checkup!

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