Sunday, May 8, 2011

Unplanned Rest

Last week's workouts:
Sun: Rest
Mon: Short run easy 2.9 miles intervals
Tues: Lululemon yoga
Wed: Short run intervals 2.5 miles easy
Thurs: Short run easy Walked to work, but otherwise a rest day
Fri: Yoga 2.5 miles easy
Sat: 8 miles easy

Saturday's run was a little under 8 miles but we're going to round it up. I got caught in some sort of walk-a-thon raising money for kidney disease so I was weaving in and out of people the whole last half of my run.

This week I really have no plans. I had a mole biopsied last week and it came back positive for melanoma in situ. What this means is that there is melanoma but only in the very top layer of skin. Should be easy to take care of, which is lucky. So Monday I'm having a procedure to remove the area around the mole, then Thursday I am having a second surgery to do some repair work. Because of the mole's location (on my forehead, near my hairline), they can't just put a bandage on it and call it a day.

So between Monday and Thursday I'll have to keep the bandaged area clean and dry: i.e. no sweating. And I'm not sure exactly what recovery will be like from Thursday's surgery. So this week is going to be mostly a rest week!

Don't let this happen to you! Wear sunblock, do self skin checks and get regularly checked by a dermatologist.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Glad you got your skin checked and hopefully all can be taken care of! I'm sure melanoma is a scary word to hear; definitely keep wearing your sunscreen!

Thanks for the comment on my blog too; I so appreciate all the kind words.