A Visit to the Plastic Surgeon

No, I did not get Botox, breast augmentation, or a tummy tuck! Winking smile Instead, I visited the plastic surgeon to have a small cyst removed from my forehead—FINALLY! It’s something I had put off for so long, and I am so glad I finally got it over with.

I was a little nervous going into the procedure, since they only use a local anesthetic. Everything went very smoothly though, and I just have a few stitches and some nice steri strips covering the area. I started taking arnica yesterday to help prevent bruising, and I will go back next Monday to get the stitches out.

Since I had the minor little surgical procedure on the forehead, no working up a sweat today. I can go for a short run tomorrow, but I can’t get too sweaty. Hmmm, considering I sweat A LOT, this may pose a bit of a problem. We shall see….

On another note, I just finished reading an article/interview with Jason Hartmann on his amazing performance at Boston this year. If I could sum it up in a word it would be WOW! Here is a guy that is very large by professional runner standards—6’3” and 160 pounds, yet he ran faster than a lot of the East Africans in a VERY hot Boston Marathon.

He finished fourth overall in 2:14:31– a really great time considering the extremely warm temperatures. If you have a chance to check out the article, do it! He has a great story about perseverance. Although he does not currently have a shoe sponsor, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets one in the near future! Smile

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Comments

  1. says

    You had a cyst on your forehead?! Well, I never noticed, but I’m glad you had it taken care of! Hope it heals up fast :)

    2:14:31 is an amazing time, I am going to read that article, thank you for sharing!

    • Jessica says

      I did Sam–it was small only about 12-13mm, it was more annoying than anything. Not any more! Definitely read the story about Jason, he’s amazing! :-)

  2. says

    Glad to hear the procedure went smoothly! That’s such an inspiring story. I was amazed at all the body shapes and sizes at the Olympic trials, it seems there is no one body type that determines speed!

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