Friday, 16 April 2010

So....

does this haircut make my ass look fat?

And NO, I do NOT resemble Jenny McCarthy in any way, shape or form, it's just that I haven't had time to do the photo of the "do" and this is the closest I could come to finding something somewhat similar.

After hiding under a mountain of hair for several years now, it was time to update the "do".  I'm not too sure how easy this will be to maintain whilst wearing a cycling helmet, and I'm not too sure how annoying it will be while running.  Under a swim cap, easy, just shove it under and dive in.


Now that the hair is off, it certainly reveals a few things that were otherwise hidden.  Like grey hair, the ever so slight stoop of the shoulders as I not so gracefully age and yes, it reveals the lump on my neck that I've been hiding for a little while.  I actually received a compliment on my grey hair as I was leaving the salon yesterday, truth be told, I can hardly wait to have gorgeous grey hair, let's hope its not the mousey bleck grey that some people are saddled with. 

As for the slight stoop, well, hopefully it will not go any further.  I've been loading up on Calcium and magnesium and I'm going to have to be more diligent on weight bearing exercises for my upper body, spine, arms and shoulders.

The lump, well, it was looked at by a specialist and they do feel that it is just a blocked sebaceous gland, but it is going to be removed by a plastic surgeon and sent for biopsy, just in case.  The date has not been set yet, since it is considered a non-cancerous situation.  Whew....I just hope that the minor surgery is set either before the cycle tour in June or shortly thereafter.  I don't want to have to miss out on swimming this summer!!! 

Have I mentioned that I'm considering an event of epic porportion?  Well, epic for me, considering I haven't been running any great distance lately, but I'm eyeing the Canadian Half Ironman in September.  Okay, so now I've spilled the beans...and yes, this was on my sidebar to do last year before I blew my meniscus...

For now, training is going really well for the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour, we've been out in all kinds of craptastic weather and this coming weekend is going to be no exception.  Rain, Rain and more Rain.  Tomorrow I'm planning on an easy 50K ride and Sunday I am cycling 85K with the Kanata Nepean Bike Club.  I'm looking forward to cycling with the club this year.  I've signed up for some really fun weekend rides that I'll tell more about soon.

Well, I've stolen enough company time, so I'd better haul ass and do some work,  Have a great weekend!!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

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see, told you I don't look like Jenny McCarthy!!

30 comments:

Wes said...

I have a big lump on the side of my neck I've been nursing since I was 18. I even named it :-) Maybe we should part ways soon?

OK! Need a picture of both the do and the ass :-D or both at the same time!

TNTcoach Ken said...

LMAO!!!!!!! She is an acclaimed photographer. Okay, so are you the reason Jim Carey left?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I wish we lived much closer, so I could ride those long rides with you!!!!!!!!! Laughing at the boys' comments above ;)

Anonymous said...

hair should look great.
invest in a straightener.... WInners has them at a great price

running - hair bands and hats, helmut hair... probably can't be avoided.

stay strong. and healthy!
Jeny McCarthy was with Jim Carey?!?!?! How did I miss that? And not she's not?

t

Aka Alice said...

A new "do" always makes me happy :-) and yes, we want pix (I'd be OK with just a picture of the new do though :-))

Anne said...

I look forward to seeing the real deal...that is, a pic of you :)

I love how you can say "easy" and "50K bike ride" in the same sentence AND then add "85K" all in the same weekend! Wow! I am so impressed.

Woohoo for the Canadian Half Ironman :)

Thanks for your support...I really appreciate it.

EndorphinBuzz said...

I thought the color of your hair was pretty cool already. You should tilt your hair dresser if you look like the picture... Good work on the half iron, taking the decision is half the effort, right?

Wendy said...

I'll bet your hair looks fantastic! I will probably do the iron distance swim at The Canadian ... so I hope I can cheer you into & out of the water!

Lisa said...

cycling hair is never good. I have a similar cut (I use the word similar loosely) and I deal with it while running by always wearing a cap!

Ewa said...

Pictures, pictures!
50+85=135k for the weekend! Now that is impressive! I wonder how long it would take me to ever get to that level when now 20K seems like a lot to me.
I am so always impressed with triathletes. Just following a running training program seems like a challenge to me. To train 3 sports looks close to impossible to me. I'll am eager to read about your training and will be cheering you in September.

Dave1949 said...

Naw you look much better than the plasticized Jenny

Lily on the Road said...

awwww, Dave, you are such a sweetheart, xoxoxo

Casey said...

whoot whoot! cute hairs!

Amy said...

Love the new do - and your gray IS really pretty! Good luck with the big event plans!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Go for the half IM Jenny.....uh I mean Lily....

teacherwoman said...

You look gorgeous girl! Love love love the new do!

Bluenoser said...

I usually like long... but in your case the do is sexy, plus will be easy to look after I guess? Bonus.

-B

Lily on the Road said...

Thomas, *muah*

xoxoxo,

worse case, it'll grow!!!

Jess said...

It looks great!

Julie said...

I love the hair!! It looks so good on you:) Look at your gorgeous neck line:)

Black Knight said...

Nooo you look better than (for me unknown) Jenny McCarthy!

ItchyBits said...

Really like the cut! Not a bang fan so I would have liked to have seen sans bangs. Try one of those verstile band things for your hair - liz hatch wears them. http://www.planetbuff.com

ItchyBits said...

http://www.buffwear.com/

Anne said...

I like it...it really suits you.

Shelley said...

Aww you look so beautiful. I love the cut, I wish I was brave like you. I would like to lob mine off too!! :-)

Runner Leana said...

The new do looks beautiful! The colour looks lovely too.

Oh...a half Iron? Sweet!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I love love love the hair!! It looks great on you :) Have a great week!

Pat said...

I love your new hair style! That reminds me, I need to get mine cut again.

Marlene said...

I absolutely love your haircut! BEAUTIFUL!

Good luck getting an agreeable surgery date... I hope this is nothing to worry about.

Exciting news on the Half Ironman as well!!

You're a star!

Anonymous said...

Your hair is so cute. You look fabulous, my dear.

love and hugs,
~ b