Does anyone else suffer from self induced “Medical Student Syndrome” Well, let me tell you, I have it and it sucks. My doctor laughs at me because every time I see him, I’ve already diagnosed myself and know what’s wrong with me. (He happens to be a good friend's husband which is a little weird for an annual checkup) Anyway, I recently had this little circle patch of raised dry skin near my elbow that seemed to be getting bigger and looked a little like ringworm (pictures in my huge medical book) I was OK with it at first but decided to have it checked out as I really didn’t want to be known as “crazy running ringworm girl”! Doc decided to biopsy it and I got my results back. Nothing serious but it’s a type of skin lesion that generally occurs in diabetics or people with Lupus. He warned me not to google it because the internet would be full of information that was not pertinent to my situation and I would just freak myself out when there is absolutely no cause for concern. Yeah, not gonna happen. I was already googling the scientific name on my phone in the parking lot of the clinic. I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a few good years left but I’m working on my will and already considering making home videos for my kids to remember me by.
I managed my 4 mile loop in the midst of this tragedy yesterday and also got another killer skate in with the boys. They are so funny. If they win, they make me line up and do all these drills like they are little coaches. Then they stand there and snicker because I can't do backwards crossovers very well. It is quite humiliating. I also made it to the gym with my hubby for about 45 minutes and he worked me through a nice upper body workout. I'm heading out for a 10 mile today at probably an 8:30 pace. The 15 day forecast shows Saturday at 50 degrees and then a drop into winter. I am so thankful I've been able to get 2 extra outside months of running in since the marathon. Last year there was tons of snow on the ground by this time and temperatures were well below freezing. I am planning for one more 20 this weekend if I can get time.
I have book club tonight which I love. We tell our husbands we are at book club but we actually gossip, drink wine, and pick some random book at the end so it looks good. This will be my 3rd night out in one week. This has got to be some sort of record! I'm thinking I will stay away from the wine tonight as just the thought of it makes me nauseous. I don't recover quite as quickly as I used to so I'm thinking maybe Christmas I will be able to stomach a glass!
Have a wonderful day y'all.