Good news from Dave! He has no recent major issues and no surgery planned.
Mark just had surgery yesterday and should be home by now. He is expected to make a complete recovery over the next few weeks and should be running again before January is over.
I had a small funny looking growth on my leg called a seborrheic keratosis (which is doctor-talk for a small funny looking non-cancerous growth) removed on Monday. It is being biopsied and the expectation is that the biopsy will be negative (which is why the doctor called it what she did). While I was at the dermatologist I had some other stuff looked at that I didn't have any real concerns about and it turns out that I should have been concerned. I have growths called actinic keratoses on my head. These things could become cancerous so the treatment is to attempt to kill them now so they fall off before they have the chance to morph into cancer. The treatment is to put a 5% solution of fluorouracil (a chemotherapy drug) on my head for the next two to three weeks.
Its a good thing that, like Coach Truce, non of us are getting old.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
|Deer joins runners in reindeer run!|
We heard from other runners that this deer seems to like the 5K races, and also joined in on a spring 5K earlier this year, also held in the cemetery.
In summary, I was pleased with the outcome, as I have had a goal this year of breaking 6 minutes per mile in the 5K (18:38), and I had a secondary goal of sub 18:30. Splits were 5:52, 11:55, so the last 1.1 miles was run at a 5:55 pace.....fairly even splits considering the first mile was flat and straight, the 2nd mile wound through the cemetery with sharp turns, and some slight hills. The 3rd mile was also in the cemetery with one more uphill.
|OK, Mark, relax your face!|
|Ridiculous sprint to the finish!|