Friday, 3 May 2013

Busy busy busy

Thursday was one busy day.
For the last couple of weeks I've been trying to get to the point where I can do an Olympic distance triathlon. That's a 1500 metre swim, 40 kilometre bike ride and a 10 kilometre run. Thursday morning I managed to drag myself out of bed and down to the local pool to do the swim by 7am and to start what turned out to be 5 hours of exercise, with the odd short break in between.

Tiring but glad that I managed to complete it. Especially as I managed to drop the transformer style plug from my make-up mirror from the top of my wardrobe all of 5 feet straight onto the little toe of my left foot. When I finally got home from my run it was to find that my little toe was now sporting a superb bruise.

The afternoon started off being fairly easy but didn't last as I found myself having to write up what I was going to stay in a talk that I'm giving next week. Its only 10 minutes but I had to get it down on paper because it might reflect on the company I work for and a few people needed to see it beforehand.

The rest of the afternoon went quite pleasantly before I had to leave the house and make my way to a salon where I was going to undergo electrolysis on my chest.

Now I've been told about electrolysis and that it can be very painful so I took some painkillers beforehand. In the end I don't think that I really needed the painkillers as apart from a very mild bit of pain from the zap of the needle, far milder than the sting from the laser zaps, and the tug when pulling the hair out, it didn't really hurt that much.

I have another appointment in a little while which will hopefully cover the area that has been missed.

Returning home I had enough time to sort myself out and then head to my son's school to catch the last couple of meetings with some of his teachers and the parent/teacher evening.

After cooking dinner and managing to get most of the way through it the phone rung and I spent the next 50 minutes chatting with someone. Fortunately I wasn't too hungry and I'd had ample dinner.

The weekend should be a lot quieter, next week will once again be busy as I have triathlon training planned for the mornings and repainting the kitchen planned for the evenings.


  1. Jenna, I almost had an asthma attack just reading this post! lol

    Just kidding. But that is quite an impressive achievement - all the more so since you did it with only nine functional toes! (I can commiserate, believe me.)

    I also find electrolysis much less painful than laser. I haven't had it on my chest yet - and may not need it, as it turns out.

    I had a *lot* of chest hair, but in the last 4-6 weeks it has clearly gone down significantly. I've been on hormones for 17 months, so perhaps the changes are speeding up.

    Anyway, I'm glad your session went well! I hope it continues that way as well!


    1. Hi Cass,
      It was a bit exhausting, and uncomfortable dragging the non-functional toe around :-).
      Also discovered that although I'd applied plenty of suntan lotion to my face and covered up pretty well I'd caught the sun on the top of my shoulders (the one place that wasn't covered up). After all the rubbish weather we've had in the UK the first time I go out in nice weather and I get a bit of sunburn. Yay, perhaps summer is almost here!!

      I've noticed some slowing in hair growth but I still have to do something to get rid of it. The electrolysis should slow it down and the stop it growing in the areas I'm more concerned about, chest first and then I'm going to look at hands and arms. Think I'd better get used to having electrolysis once a month for the forseeable future.

      Take care


    2. Hi Jenna,

      Ouch! As the not-so-proud owner of what can only be described as a post-cadaverous pallor on my *best* days, I can sympathize completely. :c)

      On a more serious note, my electrologist told me to apply sunscreen constantly to areas that are being treated when out in the summer. Electrolysis is essentially burning the skin; exposure to the sun can lead to some nasty burns, or worse.

      I'm also considering it for my arms, although the hair is very light. Like what remains of my beard, it's blonde, so electrolysis is the only option. Given how rapidly my chest hair is going away, I may see what happens over the next month or two. Best of luck with yours!