Hi Honk - many thanks for the reply. It's really the distance I'm worried about and the pressure it will put on the body.
I have taken your advice and ordered myself a home monitor today (by the way if anyone is thinking of getting one I ordered an Omron M6 Comfort which is on sale for over ??100 at Boots for ??44 on Amazon with free delivery!!). Hopefully I can get a true regular reading from this to build up a bigger picture. I know previously that I have had my BP taken at the doctors which is high and then they have done it again 5 mins later and it has gone down.
I am running Silverstone half marathon on Sunday so will see how I get on with that and after using my machine and make a considered decision about London.
It is my first marathon (and probably only as the training is like a 2nd job!!) which is why I wanted it to be London! At least I have one deferral so if that is the right decision I shall continue to train up to half marathon distance until I get myself sorted. I still have fingers crossed it's White Coat syndrome....
Have you noticed a drop on your BP since starting the tablets? Well done with the weight loss by the way.... Will help your BP but also make you feel better and has a huge knock on effect!!
Hi all hope you don't mind me joining for some advice.... It's been really interesting reading all these posts as I have been to the doctor today and she was quite concerned at my BP which was 146/104. I am a 40 year old female, running up to 12 miles now and weigh 8st 12. She has recommended that I wear a 24 hour monitor as she says it is unusual of someone my age and fitness to have those levels.
Now in the past the doctors have mentioned my BP and I was recommended once before to have a monitor fitted (it wasn't this high though) and when going for the fitting the nurse decided not to proceed as she didn't feel it was high enough.
My quandary is I am training for London marathon and asked the doctor if this was still okay. She recommended continuing running as the benefits are so good and said not to worry as I will have completed my 24hr test within the next week. When I left the doctor and went to 'book' myself on the waiting list, I now have to wait until 25th March for a monitor to become free. Do I continue to train or am I taking unnecessary risks by pushing too hard and should I defer to next year and continue with more normal steady plods??
I have waited four years for a place at London but would never forgive myself for doing the wrong thing and pushing too hard. (I'm no Mo though - just a 9-10 min mile plodder )
It is very well organised and the support is fantastic - the only negative is the scenery is a bit boring with just the race track and service roads surrounding it. Organisation though and amount running do take your mind of that.
Troy - when I first started running with mine (a German shorthaired pointer) he would go and be sick near the back door. I was never sure if it was the run he didn't like - he loved his 'walks and games' or the sight of me in my ron hills!!!
Perseverance and me not having the time to do an hours walk with him and then a run after meant he had no option - now he loves it!!
Keep trying - dogs are just like humans - they love everything their own way and although they love a good walk, even my energetic breed is a secret couch potato and loves nothing but curling up in the warm!
Don't like to admit I didn't have a clue what a cane corso is ( don't you just love Google) - that's not a dog it's a beast!!! I really don't think you'll get many runners acknowledging you with that monster on a lead!! You might get a few choice words if its off lead