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That site from yesterday never got back to me. Instead they sent two… - Tactical Ninja

Jul. 10th, 2013

09:32 am

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That site from yesterday never got back to me. Instead they sent two auto-generated emails that more or less said "Oi, pay up now." Guess they don't get my money then. Ah well.

Meanwhile, I've been having problems with my back since I got back from Australia.


Most of my life I've taken good care of my back. It kind of goes with the territory when you're slinging sheep around that weigh more than you do - I learned to lift and drag and pull properly through necessity, and I can do things like shear sheep all day without a problem.

But there was a brief period as a teenager when I rode bareback a lot, complete with piledriver hammering of the spine. And then a horse sat on me. Which was all kinds of not fun, and led to ongoing issues with sciatica. Boo hiss. So I have to be careful about doing some things.

There were lots of things on that holiday that could have caused it - walking over rough ground (it only takes one stumble), general roughhousing because we're all basically 12, standing in endless airport queues, sitting in aeroplane seats designed for the mythical average sized person. Any one of these could have done it, but chances are it was a combination of all of them, and for the last week or so I've been on-and-off in pain/struggling with mobility.

*sigh*

These days since I've done a lot of core strengthening work, I don't seem to get sciatica any more. There's just this annoying pain that sometimes shoots up to my right kidney, and means that I'm squatting like a little old lady to empty the dishwasher and can't move very fast. And for some reason my work chair, which I've used for 8 years with no problem, is suddenly making it worse.

I also have a hard time stretching. All this flexibility training means that getting a good stretch through the lower back is really hard, I just keep bending, further and further, and my back goes "Oh that's nice dear, how about you wrap your legs around your neck? That might work."

So anyway, I'm taking a couple of days off work, to spend lying around doing nothing, and trying to stretch.. something... anything to get a bit of relief.

I find it really hard to do nothing. Today would normally be handstand training, and I'm having a hard time talking myself out of doing it anyway. But I've been doing my usual training since I got back, and that hasn't helped. It hasn't made it worse either. And I'm told that keeping mobile is good for these things.

Ah fuck, I dunno.


I am not very good at being out of action. Action is basically my core principle, I learn, live, and express myself physically, and all this lying around business just makes me feel like a ghost, as if I'm not properly here. Also, if I don't train I feel a bit anxious, like I've forgotten to put my undies on or something.

And then I get bored, and that leads to mischief.

Linguists! Is there, or is there not, a relationship between the words 'aesthetic' and 'kinaesthetic'? Enquiring minds want to know..

PS I am wearing Ugg boots. I make no apology, it's really cold today and I'm not moving, bugger it all.

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From:tatjna
Date:July 9th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Partner stretching sounds like a plan though.

*goes off to google good stretches for the extra stretchy*
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From:morbid_curious
Date:July 9th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Yes indeed. From Kineo-, put in motion, and aesthesis, sensation/perception. Kinaesthesis is essentially the ability to perceive the movement (incl. position, posture) of your body.
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From:tatjna
Date:July 10th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
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Thanks! ;-)
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From:morbid_curious
Date:July 10th, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
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And thank you for the excuse to be an etymology nerd! ;-)
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From:ms_hecubus
Date:July 9th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From now on I'm going to blame my back problem on riding bareback when I was younger. I'm sure jumping off a cantering horse didn't help either, but it was so much fun.
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From:tatjna
Date:July 10th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
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I can blame horses for most of my ongoing injuries tbh. They are so much fun, and so fricking bone-crunching.
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