Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Don't Be Stupid

I was a bit hesitant to do this but......
I'm starting this blog entry with a bit of a wake up call to all of you slacker chickas who are too busy planning your racing and training schedule and ignoring getting yearly checkups and recommended testing based on your age.


Here I am in the recovery room yesterday after a surgical breast biopsy. All went well for this part of the game, now we wait for some results. After getting my discharge guidelines, I've already rebelled and snuck on the elliptical this morning after being told no training for 14 days. Are they NUTS?? I will be smart about what training I will actually do but I'm certainly not letting all my fitness go to hell and a hand basket especially after nailing the b2b/ 146 mile ride last Saturday. Can you say SERIOUS ENDURANCE TRAINING? Phew... glad that one is in the bank. Besides, how does cycling for one effect a mammary gland?

On a much happier non surgical note, Dawn at Splish brightened my slice and dice day yesterday with an email sportin' my new race suit design and here it is!


This weekend's agenda is a busy one. Karen Smyers has a kids triathlon in Lincoln MA and I always help out with registration. Gotta get my race wheels out to Fitwerx for fresh new tubulars. I need to go meet Sara at Kickass Cupcakes (stay tuned for a blog report on this!) and those flower painted toe nails...
they need some serious attention. For some reason I can't seem to get a cupcake design out of my head.

13 comments:

rr said...

Hey lady - I had one of these a couple of years ago. I am thinking of you, hoping for happy results. And yeah, I didn't run, for like two days or something :)

Jamie said...

Wow. Scary stuff. I'll be thinking of you and hope for some happy results!

I'm right in that age bracket where I should be getting myself checked regularly too. Not a great way to be reminded, but still effective.

IronMatron said...

I had a false alarm last year. Turns out it was just "debris" leftover from my breastfeeding days. How disgusting is that????

I'm so sorry. scary stuff. I know it's going to turn out okay.

And of course you should get on the f-ing elliptical! geez. If the doc says to take 14 days off you should definitely take at least 1.
But that's being conservative.

GoBigGreen said...

Cool design! Fingers crossed on the biopsy. Lots of that going round. my sister just had one and then went straight to Boy Scout Camp with her son where she had to do the WSI and all sorts of water sports with one arm, ouch. I think it is just so you dont get a hematoma...:(
Take care :)

Pedergraham said...

take care of yourself and i hope everything turns out okay. looking forward to the cupcake report...

Wess said...

TGP -

Good luck! My wife went thru it late last year and kicked its a$$ ! If needed you'll do the same - but here's hoping the results are all good!

-pw

Rebecca DeWire said...

The waiting part is so hard! My husband recently had a cancer scare and the waiting was the worst. And you totally deserve to get on the elliptical!

Heidi Austin said...

i pray for positive results. i love the suit btw :)

Mel said...

Oh girlfriend....my fingers are crossed and will have you in my prayers....I just went through the scare also on my very first mamo ever and many test later, I am OK, but now I have to be checked every 6 months......the waiting is the hard part...make sure you keep us posted!!! xoxo

cute suit!!!

Kim said...

aw hope you are recovering and im sending you positive vibes... mmmm kickass cupcakes - they are my favorite cupcake place in MA!

Eileen Swanson said...

Fingers crossed for you Elaine!! Take care and don't worry about working out just yet. Trust me, rest is good ;-) of course I can never follow my own advice. Love the suit....

Kona Shelley said...

Yes, good point..it is always good to get yearly checkups! Hope all is well with you.

Jennifer Harrison said...

Hey TGP! I am so glad you got this taken care of - and, it is so hard, but you are SUCH the trooper! I am thinking of you, as always! xo
PS Cupcake suit? LOVE IT!