I'm just a bit pre-occupied with stuff at the moment. Busy and yet, not so busy. New routine is taking some getting used to. I've been really tired the past couple nights. Sleeping like the dead and waking up groggy and grumpy. It's not like me. I usually wake up and bounce out of bed, but not much with the bounce these days.
I had a call Monday night from the physio I've been waiting to for an appointment with. They'd had a cancellation and did I want the appt.? Why yes I did! So Tuesday morning I went in. I've been having a problem with stabbing pains in my right pelvis for a few years and I've finally decried to have it looked at. Once my GP said it wasn't a hernia or an ovary problem, phsio was my next look in.
I didn't have to do much before she figured out the problem - I have a weak core. She says it was really obvious when she asked me to stand on one foot because my hips were moving to much to balance, and that's not supposed to happen. Funny how a back problem caused me pain in the front? Too much six pack exercises and not enough deep muscle ones. Apparently it's pretty bad too. Hold over from pregnancy - another reason to have kids when you're twenty. I've been told to do a few exercises and stretches twice a day for the next three weeks, before moving up to a next level. As a consequence I must scale back my normal exercises to a more basic level. No more weighted lunges, no more weighted side bends, resistance is off on the bike, rower and I'm forbidden to run or jog. Walking only. I'm rather annoyed and bummed out by it. I'll just get through the physio and then I can have my old routine back.
I also have put a request in to see a podiatrist. My arches have fallen again, another half shoe size up. Shoes I bought and fit in May are now crowding my toes. It's ridiculous really - I mean sure I spend a fortune on nice, proper, supportive (often hideous, but hey) bras so my boobs don't sag, so instead my feet collapse. Just can't win.
The sun is shining just now, I better run outside and catch some before it disappears again. Nearly four weeks of rain. Wettest August in history. Not fair. I really need to throw down some moss killer. I have a lot to do in the garden before winter comes. cut the edges, trim out the weeds, put down bark. I have tomatoes and pumpkins growing but I really don't think they'll come to fruit. I left them too late. Tomatoes are still flowering for fuck sake. My pumpkins aren't doing well either, they've taken over a part of garden, have loads of flowers but when the bud dies off the two inch pumpkin that starts to grow just falls off...then the slugs descend on it. Bastards! So I don't think we'll have fat orange pumpkins this fall like I envisaged. Ah well. The kids have enjoyed watching them grow, there's that at least. Next time I'll not leave it so late in the season.