How Far Will You Go?
I took some drugs today. Specifically, I got a steroid shot.
Steroids mimic the action of the adrenal glands, the body’s most powerful regulator of general metabolism.
Why drugs you ask? So I have a bad habit of running long distances in the cold and I get respiratory infections in the winter a lot.
Supposedly, my Dr. gives me the shot to minimize my body’s automatic inflammatory response, cutting back on fluid build up in order to help keep my lungs free of fluid collection and respiratory distress.
I don’t want to die. Enough fluid in your lungs can actually kill you over time, with your lungs failing to oxygenate the rest of your body. So before things get too bad, I get the steroid shot (and run indoors).
What’s the point? Well, here is a good question for all of us: how far will you let something go in your body, your life, your relationships before it takes you down? How far will you allow that habit to perpetuate? How far will you allow that relationship to dissolve? How far will you allow your life to get off track before you wake up? What starts out as small can slowly build momentum and wreck your life.
Only you can answer this one…thoughts? Love to hear them in the comments below…
Notice Mark McGuire is going sleeveless. You may enjoy this post: Should Dudes Go Sleeveless?