Lazy before LASIK

I have NOT been hitting the gym as hard as I used to.  I haven’t been exercising outside much either.  And in a bit, I’m totally cut off for a week.

I’m getting LASIK surgery on Nov. 30!  I’m excited and it’s going to make the triathlon training and execution so much better.  I wear contacts most of the time, but you have to be in glasses for awhile before surgery so your corneas are relaxed and not warped by the lenses.  After the Race for the Cure on Nov. 3, I’d been only wearing glasses.  My surgeon called for 2 weeks, but I decided to make it more like 3.

Here I am in my glasses. Although they look sharp, It will be good to retire them.

Exercising in glasses is really annoying.  I’ve joked that it’s probably why I didn’t exercise enough as a kid!  I started wearing glasses in 7th grade, and they weren’t ever really optional, despite the fact I protested all of 8th grade and wouldn’t wear them to school.  I’m not functional without them.  So I’ve been dealing with them sliding down my face and fogging up constantly.  I’ve been going to training and trying to get in one or two other gym workouts in the same week.

I’m looking forward to having great vision, and not having to worry about contacts when open water swimming!  Because I’d be kind of screwed.  I’m not looking forward to having to take a week off from the gym after surgery.  I wonder if I can still do ab work?

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