I got my stitches out on Friday. It was way more painful than I thought it would be and I nearly passed out. Possibly because I am a wuss and possibly because I was standing for it. But man, those suckers hurt when they come out.
Apparently, this is normal.
But the good news is that the wound is healing as it should and that the biopsy came back confirming that it was just a weird mole (atypical nevus), and that’s that. I’ll go back in six months for another check, but hey, that’s easy enough. Better safe than sorry.
Now that I no longer have stitches, I can return to workouts! Which is good, since I have some races coming up and technically, should start triathlon training this week. I will be easing into said training, however.
Saturday, I got on my bike for the first time in I don’t know how long. I do know that it was while the weather was still nice, since the bike hasn’t been in the trainer all winter. So I wrestled the trainer tire on last week and now Ethel is happily perched in the trainer. Did an easy hour long ride. Went fine, except that I can tell I haven’t been in the saddle for a while. Ow.
Sunday, I set off for an 8 mile treadmill run. It was tough. My body just wasn’t into it. As you can see from the picture, I didn’t quite get in 8 miles. My piriformis started shouting at me around mile 7, and rather than tough it out, I decided that 7 miles was enough.
Tomorrow, I’m supposed to return to the pool, but I’m 50/50 on whether or not I will go. I should go, but 1) it’s going to be a high of 19 degrees and that pool gets cold and 2) I still have steri strips on my wound and should probably wait a few days. We’ll see what happens though.
And in other training news, once again, I’m fundraising for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults through Team Fight this year. While I’m officially fundraising for the Army Ten Miler, I will be doing a number of races in Team Fight gear this year, and can’t wait to be part of the group at the Iron Girl Columbia triathlon again. I decided that I wanted to try to raise more than I did last year, so my goal is $1200. Every dollar helps this awesome organization. Thanks!