In the harsh sun of Australia, running and skin checks should go hand in hand. Interrupting my running to have a skin check. I was actually a little bit nervous.
Take Good Advice
I finally listened to my wife and got a skin check. Make sure everything’s all right. Check all the moles and make sure that none are cancerous
This check should have been performed earlier. Living in Australia and spending plenty of time in the sun means I’m at risk.
The doctor managed to find some moles which were a bit concerning. He wasn’t particularly worried about them. But they still met the criteria to be removed. So that’s what I did.
I have to admit I wasn’t thinking much it until I arrived. There is something about having a piece cut out of your body. Even though it’s superficial. It still makes you think.
Skin Checks And Skin Cancer
Head on over to the Skin Cancer page of the Cancer Council for more detailed information.
Running And Stitches
Good news is after the moles were removed, the doctor was confident they won’t be a problem. Of course they are sent off to be properly tested. To get that 100% piece of mind.
The process has put a gap in my running. The cut has needed 4 stitches on my lower leg. Running puts a strain on those stitches. So a few days off running and a gentle return back in as the cut heals.
In some way it’s a little frustrating. My rebuild back from a toe injury is delayed. Importantly I prefer to put health before fitness. It comes back to knowing your why.
Jump on over to my vlog on this at youtube about running and skin checks.
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