Wake Up Legs!

Musings of a mum on a road bike

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Friday Review

The Girl & I scuttled up the road for a pre-breakfast walk/mini-shop (we needed essentials like yoghurt and strawberries!) From the top of the hill on the return journey we could see the incoming gloom, although we were still standing in sunshine. An hour later the rain hit but we were safely indoors. The southern regions look like they were truly drenched.

This evening Husband & I met our friend Matt & his girlfriend for dinner at The Beach Club in Cottesloe for beers and dinner. It was teeming with rain but abated enough for our dash from car to pub. Carolyn is from Chicago (well, Alabama originally) and we got along straight away. I confessed I’d put on mascara especially for her and she said she had for me too and we laughed and agreed about everything all night. Oh and my grilled baramundi was divine!

I got my AZA/6MP prescription and plan in the mail from my gastroenterologist today. If this back pain ends up being rheumatoid, it may also fix it.

I chipped away at my tasks list too, so I should finish the week with every ticked off as long as my energy levels hold up.

Filed under encroaching clouds wet weather morning walk

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The Husband was away last night so guess where the washing ended up? On his side of the floor. It’s gone from basket to bed to floor. OK clubathletica this has to be done TODAY.

Today’s goals:
1. Do on-line obesity & diet lecture (they finally posted it!).
2. Washing pile.
3. Pay company accounts.
4. Walk.
5. Psych readings.

The Husband was away last night so guess where the washing ended up? On his side of the floor. It’s gone from basket to bed to floor. OK clubathletica this has to be done TODAY.

Today’s goals:

1. Do on-line obesity & diet lecture (they finally posted it!).
2. Washing pile.
3. Pay company accounts.
4. Walk.
5. Psych readings.

Filed under friday's goals personal washing pile

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BURP BURP RAT TAT TAT HONK HONK DA DA DA!

I had my MRI yesterday. If you’ve never had one before, there’s something you should know. They’ll say it will be noisy but that is an understatement. Bring your own earplugs. Being in a confined tunnel is no problem for me but I wasn’t prepared for the noise. Never mind ‘Resonance’; Magnetic Racket Imaging more like it! BURP BURP BURP BURP for 2 minutes; then RAT TAT TAT TAT TAT for 2 minutes; then HONK HONK HONK HONK with a sub-beat of tap-tap tap-tap; then DA DA DA DA with a pneumatic glockenspiel sub-beat, and finally rapid machine gun fire - all of it with a squelching undertone. The headphones didn’t cut it. They said some machines are worse than others - hope it doesn’t get noisier than this one…

Filed under mri mri stands for magnetic rackety imaging myinvisibleillness

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There’s just one thing I wanted to achieve today and that was having the MRI done at 10.00am and hopefully solving this cursed thoracic pain. I had a look at the scans on the CD but obviously am not trained to read them so will have to wait for my appointment with the rheumatologist on Tuesday. I confess I feel a bit hard done by; just when my bowel seemed to be settling a bit, I get plagued with this back pain.

 After the MRI I met clubathletica at Yabba Dabba for lunch. She had been riding around the river and developed a throbbing headache, so I popped her bike into the car and we took a break and enjoyed seared scallops & soba noodles.

A big storm is forecast to hit during the night so that will probably put paid to a hoped-for ride tomorrow. Oh well, more time to tick the tasks off that list.

There’s just one thing I wanted to achieve today and that was having the MRI done at 10.00am and hopefully solving this cursed thoracic pain. I had a look at the scans on the CD but obviously am not trained to read them so will have to wait for my appointment with the rheumatologist on Tuesday. I confess I feel a bit hard done by; just when my bowel seemed to be settling a bit, I get plagued with this back pain.

After the MRI I met clubathletica at Yabba Dabba for lunch. She had been riding around the river and developed a throbbing headache, so I popped her bike into the car and we took a break and enjoyed seared scallops & soba noodles.

A big storm is forecast to hit during the night so that will probably put paid to a hoped-for ride tomorrow. Oh well, more time to tick the tasks off that list.

Filed under mri thursday done personal myinvisibleillness this cursed back pain lunch mymusettebag

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makeupbag:

smallgirls:

Around Small Girls HQ, we’re all pretty obsessed with this video of men trying out makeup for the first time. Maybe there’d be a little more empathy in the world if all dudes who are critical of makeup had to try out a smokey eye, hmm? 

But also, if you’re a guy, don’t forget that you can always pamper yourself minus the makeup when you use our client PRIV! #menicure #menshaircuts

This is actually really hilarious!

"this is the worst"

"my eyes are lifting weightS"

"if guys had to wear makeup to get laid….they would prob wear makeup"

"can u give me an asian kpop look?"

This is cute to watch. Because I so seldom do the big make-up thing these days, I feel kinda like these guys if I’m going to a ball or something and I get clubathletica to beautify me.

(via brawnbrainybombshell)

Filed under guys experiencing the big make-up job

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Thursday’s goals

There’s just one thing I care about today. Get the MRI done at 10.00am and see if this infernal thoracic pain can be solved.

I still have yesterday’s unfinished business to get through when I’m home too.

1. MRI.
2. Washing pile.
3. Pay company accounts.
4. Walk.
5. Psych readings.

Filed under personal goals thursday mri back pain

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I drank too much wine tonight while I was cooking. Way too much. It didn’t even diminish my back pain. I have a headache now. But dinner was delish - baked pork with apple, stir-fried veges & mashed sweet potato.

My Boy had some mates over for a few bevvies. I sat outside with them for a while. I was on water by that stage. They always make me laugh. They also usually manage to disclose one of his secrets. Mates ay.

Filed under personal wine headache outside with the boys

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  Basket case  

So tired today. I did my classes, collected my serology reports and submitted all my documentation for external prac, did all my walking around campus, came home and collapsed. Not the greatest goal achieving day.

I have the MRI tomorrow morning.

1. Put away the clean laundry. ✖ Say no more.
2. Pay company accounts. ✖
3. Remember to collect serology reports; prepare & take documents for processing.✔
4. Catch up on psych readings. ✖
5. Walk. ✔

Basket case

So tired today. I did my classes, collected my serology reports and submitted all my documentation for external prac, did all my walking around campus, came home and collapsed. Not the greatest goal achieving day. I have the MRI tomorrow morning.

1. Put away the clean laundry. ✖ Say no more.
2. Pay company accounts. ✖
3. Remember to collect serology reports; prepare & take documents for processing.✔
4. Catch up on psych readings. ✖
5. Walk. ✔

Filed under personal goals weary basket case

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Wednesday’s goals

I didn’t do too well with my goals achievement yesterday so a couple are making a reappearance. I have classes today so will be out most of the day but #2 is urgent and #1, well, it’s a bit shameful really. At least I have consistently walked each day; minimal daily exercise.

1. Put away the clean laundry!
2. Pay company accounts.
3. Remember to collect serology reports; prepare & take documents for processing.
4. Catch up on psych readings (making solid progress but it’s not like reading a thriller).
5. Walk.

Filed under daily goals wednesday personal