Rx: No back sweating.

Yesterday was a pretty strange and awesome day. My relatives arrived from Winnipeg to attend my aunt’s Masters graduation ceremony. She took courses for 4 years while working full time and being a mom to 2 kids… superwoman much? We are all super proud of her so the girls in the family flew out to attend her grad ceremony. A while ago we booked tattoo appointments so we could get them done together! Yup, this straight-A nerd with no street cred just got inked!

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I have had this tattoo idea on lock down for three years. A few ideas have come and gone but this one stuck for years and I knew I needed to get it. So, obviously it’s a mountain range. I sent the tattoo artist a three page document to sketch from and she NAILED IT. I sent her how I wanted the mountains drawn, and the specific range I wanted drawn and I am in love with it.

POP QUIZ: Which mountain range is this (located in the Rocky Mountains)?

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“Even though I live in the prairies, I know the mountains always have my back.”

I got really nervous as we headed to the tattoo shop but once she started I was so calm and it didn’t even hurt. I swear my therapeutic massage was more painful on Monday… for real. It was red at first when she did it but after a couple of hours it was normal. These photos also feature my sick tan lines.

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The tattoo care “suggested” no excessive exercise for three weeks after the tattoo because sweat is really bad for the ink. Ummm, I taught spin last night.

I blasted the industrial fan on my back to keep it from getting sweaty and I didn’t do all of the drills at 110%, and once I finished it was fine. I cleaned it with warm water and dried it and it felt great. I will keep on my training schedule because the tattoo is not in a place that stretches or moves a ton when I run. 😀

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There was a thunderstorm that went through while we were spinning last night and a hail warning even came over the PA system warning people to stay inside. Craziness. Luckily, it made my drive home a beauty.

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Definitely a cool experience getting a tattoo and I love it. I have a nice and easy 2 mile run this morning so I won’t even break a sweat. 😉

Do you have a tattoo? What is it? 

Latest workout? Tell me about it!!

10 Comments

  1. I probably would not get a tattoo if it meant I couldn’t stick to training plan for 3 weeks lol. So I’d probably do it…and then find ways around the sweating thing. Somehow. Or be the girl with the streaky tattoo. I’ve always wanted a small one on the underside of my forearm but I can’t decide what and I don’t want to later think “that’s cheesy”. Yours is beautiful! Very brave. I don’t think I could do my back. I’m still conscious of this “forever” thing….no, I’m not a grandma 🙂

    1. I was definitely conscious of the forever thing too. I like that I can hide mine if I need to and most of the time I can’t even see it haha! It took me a solid three years of having this idea in my head before I actually pulled the trigger and got it done!

  2. I love your new tattoo and especially the meaning behind it. Nature just has a way of understanding you and whenever I’m struggling, I feel like the mountains are there for me.
    I actually have no idea what mountain range that is. Hahaha (What is it?)

    I have a tattoo on my wrist that says, “look to the mountains”

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. Hey Kris! I have a tattoo in the same place! Thats so funny. It is pretty fun to get once you get over the initial nerves 🙂 Mine is of a quill writing the word “love”. This tattoo looks really good!

  4. I love your tattoo!! I’m getting one finished this weekend and I’m super concerned about how I’m gonna keep my workout schedule afterward. It’s on my arm so I guess I’ll be sticking to lower body for a few weeks :(((

    1. That is honestly my biggest concern now… umm, how do I still workout? 😛 At least the arm is easy to clean and lotion haha!

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