I had my annual physical yesterday. I'm in great shape... well, my glucose is 111. My PSA, that little number aging men take into consideration is 2.48 which is what you'd normally see in a 40 - 50 year old man. My triglycerides are at 88 and my total cholesterol is... (are you sitting down?) 132. Blame it on my cycling. Oh, and don't forget... I drink whole milk - sometimes by the glass.
I took a ride in Eistobel yesterday, which is in Bavaria which has some nice hills.
|A few of those Bavarian Hills|
The green bar at the top shows the terrain. This is the first half of a 17 mile ride. The 2nd half has even steeper climbs. I may give it a shot this afternoon. This is one of those rides I need to complete to increase my ranking in Rouvy.
Today I'm also going to be getting rid of the box spring on my bed in order to reduce the height. I might end up buying one of those memory foam mattresses, or something like that. I was pricing them the other day. They're rather affordable and I'm most likely going to have to buy at least one more mattress.
And finally, yesterday, as I was sitting in the waiting room I started thinking about the heat wave in Alaska... and in Europe... and the one we just had, and how people are shrieking about Climate Change. The Crazy Christians are in a terrible state of denial in order to keep reality from blasting major holes in their philosophy. Sorry, but even bad things need to come to an end. As a cognizant species, we have not been around that long... a couple million years. Whether you understand this or not, we are still in our infancy. The dinosaurs were around for what? Sixty million years until that silly asteroid wiped them out? Climate change will lead to adaptation. I know some find that scary, but it will happen. Climate Change will move us out into space - there's no climate change on the moon. However, living there will induce other adaptations. In two million years there may be nine or ten different variants of the human species. This is what we have to look forward to... and it ain't bad. As with all good things adaptation and evolution are necessary for survival.