Wake Up Legs!

Musings of a mum on a road bike

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OK, here’s a juxtaposition for you: my newest medication; an immune suppressant drug which is also used to treat cancer (this is to keep me off prednisolone which, on balance, has more nasty side-effects), a Twirl bar (two choccie bars for 30c at the servo, who could say no?), and my Psychosocial Aspects in Physical Activity & Chronic Disease (I know too much about this subject). Oh and the MRI revealed nothing. Back to square one. The rheumatologist know wonders if the thoracic pain isn’t referred pain from my neck. Off to get a CT scan and pain-killing injection. While you’re at it, just gimme the red placebo. Jaffas will do.

OK, here’s a juxtaposition for you: my newest medication; an immune suppressant drug which is also used to treat cancer (this is to keep me off prednisolone which, on balance, has more nasty side-effects), a Twirl bar (two choccie bars for 30c at the servo, who could say no?), and my Psychosocial Aspects in Physical Activity & Chronic Disease (I know too much about this subject). Oh and the MRI revealed nothing. Back to square one. The rheumatologist know wonders if the thoracic pain isn’t referred pain from my neck. Off to get a CT scan and pain-killing injection. While you’re at it, just gimme the red placebo. Jaffas will do.

Filed under personal drugs and chocolate myinvisibleillness ulcerative colitis ibd immune suppressants gimme the red placebo

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clubathletica:

nickwilsonaz:

t6ryan:

#Eurobike 2014 is in the books for us. Such a great response to the new collection. One more preview before we skip town: The 2015 Switchback jerseys for men (gray) and women (pink). Available this fall. #T62015 #switchback #madeintheUSA #interbike #comingsoon #cycling #apparel (at Konstanz)


I want the woman’s one.

Me too!

Ditto!

clubathletica:

nickwilsonaz:

t6ryan:

#Eurobike 2014 is in the books for us. Such a great response to the new collection. One more preview before we skip town: The 2015 Switchback jerseys for men (gray) and women (pink). Available this fall. #T62015 #switchback #madeintheUSA #interbike #comingsoon #cycling #apparel (at Konstanz)

I want the woman’s one.

Me too!

Ditto!

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On my campus today kids were running about with Nerf guns playing Humans versus Zombies. They were using rolled up socks as grenades. Now that made me laugh out loud. Found all this out by quizzing a very serious Human, who calmly shot a Zombie as we spoke.

Filed under humans versus zombies campus hijinks

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tothemarathonandback:

warlordblade:

The ability to do this pose in most situations (there have been a couple REALLY tough peaks!!) - is extremely powerful and exhilarating to me. I stay completely safe - or I literally can NOT do the pose. Definitely a strong reminder to stay safe! #trails #trailyoga #peakyoga #peaks #peakbaggin #mayurasana #utahisrad #upness #yoga #wmwranglers #trailandultra

You are amazing!

tothemarathonandback:

warlordblade:

The ability to do this pose in most situations (there have been a couple REALLY tough peaks!!) - is extremely powerful and exhilarating to me. I stay completely safe - or I literally can NOT do the pose. Definitely a strong reminder to stay safe! #trails #trailyoga #peakyoga #peaks #peakbaggin #mayurasana #utahisrad #upness #yoga #wmwranglers #trailandultra

You are amazing!

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swoleinvelvet:

It’s really an everyday, active process to learn how to treat yourself well. It’s not something that once you have, you keep. It can be very fleeting. I think what has helped me the most has been to stop talking to people who bring me sadness/toxicity. I have definitely taken a few steps back - even recently, but luckily I have gotten back to where I need to be. But you have to keep working, you know? Just a thought.

Agree.

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Filed under treat yourself well work in progress

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Oh lawd - I’ve had a well-meaning rellie pushing me to try some hocus-pocus recently. I’ve been polite but non-committal because I didn’t want to dis something she is passionate about (and has sunk many thousands of dollars into in training fees). Anyway, today I finally quit pussy-footing and said, no I’m not interested, no it’s not the right fit for me, and no, please don’t ring me tonight, I don’t want to talk about it. I still worded it politely though, because that’s the kind of girl I am, but she did get the message. I do appreciate that she cares though because I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself lately!
Ironically, my plans for this evening involve watching a documentary about the placebo effect! I wish the placebo effect worked on me.

Oh lawd - I’ve had a well-meaning rellie pushing me to try some hocus-pocus recently. I’ve been polite but non-committal because I didn’t want to dis something she is passionate about (and has sunk many thousands of dollars into in training fees). Anyway, today I finally quit pussy-footing and said, no I’m not interested, no it’s not the right fit for me, and no, please don’t ring me tonight, I don’t want to talk about it. I still worded it politely though, because that’s the kind of girl I am, but she did get the message. I do appreciate that she cares though because I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself lately!

Ironically, my plans for this evening involve watching a documentary about the placebo effect! I wish the placebo effect worked on me.

(Source: lifeaccordingtocrohns)

Filed under personal myinvisibleillness placebo effect hocus pocus bullshit 'cures'

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Spring Has Sprung!

It is a new month and the first day of Spring! Tiny tender new leaves have sprouted on our Manchurian pear and golden Robinia trees. The freesias, wattles & Geraldton wax flowers are already in full bloom but I am dreading when the grass pollens really get going because I’ve already started sneezing. (Flowers = no problem; grasses = aah-aah-aah-CHOOOO!)

With the new month and a new season comes a look at where I’m going for the rest of this year. These past couple of months of back pain & chronic fatigue have been dreadfully amotivating. I’ve even lost interest in doing my prac because I’ve been just too tired to face it. I’ve been doing minimal uni work and feel like I’m falling behind. My usual drive is MIA.

I’ve been trying to conjure up enthusiasm but it’s just not there. I’m putting on a ‘face’. Am I depressed? Certainly I was a bit surprised by my results in the mood states questionnaire we did in class. When I talked of how distressed I’d been about the back pain to the doctor (the one who doesn’t listen), he didn’t even acknowledge I’d spoken. Just prescribed neural pain blockers that did NOTHING except space me out. I’ve stopped taking them.

Anyway, I’m seeing the rheumatologist tomorrow to discuss the MRI results. Maybe some light will be shed on the matter.

So to September goals. Let’s keep it really simple:
1. Do my uni assignments.
2. Try to keep up with the readings.
3. Keep on top of the company admin.
4. Get out on my bike.
5. On non-riding days, at least go for a walk.

I’m not even going to try to deal with prac. If I don’t finish it until next year, so be it.

Filed under spring september goals personal amotivation

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clubathletica:

So here it is everyone! My ridiculous ice bucket challenge, where you can see me being bucketed, nominate mum who is instantly bucketed, who then nominates my dog and buckets her. Not to mention my dad (he’s a professional photographer) just can’t help himself but get up in my face with a JVC device. Welcome to Australia.

I’ve recently entered the Ocean Ride for MS bike ride (along with mari-musing) on Sunday 19 October to support Western Australians living with multiple sclerosis. Like ALS, MS is another nasty, progressive neuromuscular sclerosis/neurodegenerative disease.

It’s made me realise how lucky I am to be able to take part in this ride, because so many people with MS have difficulty walking, let alone riding a bike. 

It would be greatly appreciated if you could support my ride and those living with MS by donating here.

All funds raised will go to MSWA to support their work to help people living with MS to get the best out of life and continue the search for a cure.

As you can see there was a domino effect of ice-bucket challenge nominations at my place yesterday. My Son had multiple nominations and ended up in the pool (evil parents). We were having a BBQ post charity run so there were bags & bags of ice! I might also point out that although the sun is shining, it is not summer!

I will donate to ALS on behalf of us all, as they started this chilly challenge, but our main fund-raising efforts are going towards a related disease, multiple sclerosis, via the Ocean Ride for MS.

clubathletica and I will be riding 80km in support of MS research in October and would appreciate any donations to us individually or to our Team TimeSnaps. The link is below. 😎

http://www.mswaevents.org.au/Ocean-Ride-4-MS/TimeSnaps

Filed under ice bucket challenge my family ms ocean ride for ms research neuromuscular diseases donate timesnaps

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wtfkits:

This weeks #kitgrid game-set-match goes to @armourdvelo. Male@model not available at most retail locations. Inquire with eastern block mail order services #regram

Now here’s a cute kit grid.

wtfkits:

This weeks #kitgrid game-set-match goes to @armourdvelo. Male@model not available at most retail locations. Inquire with eastern block mail order services #regram

Now here’s a cute kit grid.

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