Well…not an ordinary post, but here goes.
Had my annual mammogram last week, and the results were a bit sketchy. 3 more mammograms and a biopsy later, no cancer. But…they want to take out the cells and surrounding tissue. All good. Just a bit of outpatient/local anesthesia.
So here’s the Questionable logic. I have been training hard all summer/fall for a potential 5k PR. The optimal race to accomplish this is next Saturday. There is also a 10/mile race on Sunday. I know I’ll PR this because I’ve never raced a ten miler! So….I signed up for both.
Yesterday, I met with the surgeon and I’m sure you can all guess what my first question was….could I wait until after my races to do the surgery?
He said waiting 10 days would have NO consequences. So I’m racing! Foolish? I don’t know, one part of me says yes. But the other part says that it is good to have something to look forward to. Plus, (maybe unrealistically), I am a bit concerned that I’ll be facing hormone therapy when this is over. And I wonder if the hormones will make me slower. So this might be my last chance to PR.
I hope this post wasn’t too much of a downer…because I don’t feel down. I feel like I am walking advertising for having regular mammograms!
Happy weekend everyone!