Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Week In Review

Not much to review. Let's see, there was a Monday afternoon appointment with an oral surgeon to check out a small cyst I had on my tongue for about 6 month that my family doctor told me to get a second opinion on. The oral surgeon said that it looked like a benign lesion from possibly biting my tongue or scalding it. Thought it wasn't cancerous and recommended against biopsy unless I felt otherwise. I told the doc that I trusted his judgement and asked him to remove it. Which he promptly did under local anaesthesia. Couple of snip snips and the nurse was putting some compression on the tongue to stop the bleeding. By the way, tongue bleeds a lot.

I should have probably just quit for the day after that little adventure but decided against better judgement and went out for a 7 mile run because the schedule called for it. I'm not saying that I caught a bug at the doctor's office but hind site being 20/20, I did a 20 miler on Saturday, stressed the body out again Monday and then went for a run. I'm sure my immune system was already depressed and here I was, making it worse. So, long story short, I am going through the full phase of a minor cold, from slight fever to runny nose to a sore throat. Here I am Sunday afternoon and I still don't feel right.

I'm hoping to start next week right back on schedule. After all, October 11th doesn't sound that far away anymore.

In regards to my last post, my niece Terri from Madison, Wisconsin has informed me that she will train for the Mad City Marathon next may and asked if I'll run it with her. Of course, I accepted her invitation. I'm not saying my running has rubbed off towards Madison but it's cool that more of my family are getting into it.


Jamoosh said...

Mad City - Excellent Marathon!

David said...

I have cousins in Wisconsin. It's a nice place to visit.

TX Runner Mom said...

Hope you're all better now!