Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A rest day...

... but not through choice!

I haven't slept properly for about a week. My shoulders and neck have been 'achey.' Not hugely painful, just enough to be annoying and give me a slightly sick feeling (my normal response to pain). I thought it was due to a fall I had the other day, but decided that it was going on too long and 'phoned my friendly bone cracker aka chiropracter to see if he had any room for me. I got a cancellation - so dashed home from 'Nanny McPhee' (a surprisingly good sequel) dropped the children at home and jumped back in the car to go to the chiro's.

Apparently I run with slightly hunched shoulders, which cause my arms to move across my body rather than straight back and forwards. This puts strain on my shoulders and neck, it didn't manifest itself when I was only running 10 - 15 miles a week, but I've upped that to 35-40 miles a week over the last month, which results in a real pain in the neck!

So, after a fabulous massage and a lot of bone cracking I am hoping that everything will feel better very soon. My lower body is apparently 'perfect' (in a structural way - I am sure there is far too much padding) which is good. I just have to concentrate on not hunching my shoulders when I run, sit at the computer, knit, do the washing up, drive, etc. etc.

And in other news.... an old friend who was diagnosed with liver cancer has been told that the diagnosis was wrong! He is still ill - they aren't sure what is wrong with him, but they know it isn't cancer.


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