What a bummer, I had to cancel the half marathon job because of my back. I just don’t think I can sit in a car for a seven hour drive yet. I hate that everything is dependent on back pain right now, it makes me feel 105 years old and a complainer.
Instead, I’m going to finally go to the Dr. and see what the hell is going on. I made an appointment to get acupuncture for the first time, people have been suggesting it for years. When I talked to the woman on the phone, she also suggested cupping. I had never heard of that until last week on FB, where someone posted cupping gone wrong. Before I read the post, I thought someone took her into a back alley with a baseball bat! I’m sure she just had a strange reaction, still, no thanks.
Another odd thing happened I had never thought about before? I have low blood pressure and a very low heart rate. I got one of those Garmin watches when I was rowing to train, was super proud of myself for the low, athlete, heart rate. Now that I only walk, I still have a very low heart rate. My friend, who really is an athlete, said her heart rate was in the normal 70’s. I thought that was high until I looked it up to see it was normal.
No wonder I’m so tired all the time! I’ve had my thyroid checked every single time for years and it’s always normal.
I guess the good news about that is that I stay really calm under pressure. I go into something a little afraid, but I show up and deliver – like with rowing. My body is in need of a tune up!!
Today’s picture is of the Manhattan Beach Pier at 8th street. When I was in high school, a bunch of us hung out at 8th street and called ourselves “8-ballers.” I made this when one of the guys passed away. That land mass on the right is Malibu, I really got to grow up in a very cool place.