snapshots of an idle mind

October 14, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — sassinak @ 1:34 am

sometimes the universe hands you what you need. My eight thirty am community centre class was cancelled because of some jewish holiday (i think yom kippur and if you’re jewish and you correct me i’ll adjust that sentence) so I got to sleep in until noon.


In fact my alarm went off at ten thirty and i reset it for noon and when I woke up at eleven thirty or so i was all ‘no, i don’t have to be awake’ and i crashed out again. It was GREAT! I mean so awesome. I slept for ten or eleven hours and only woke up a couple of times when I was too stiff to stay in one position and the moving twinged something.

I did have a headache when I woke up and that last snooze put the coffee out of reach (so worth it) since I have to get up at the crack of dawn in the morning. Yes I know that I’m blogging at one thirty in the morning when I have to get up at seven but that’s really not relevant. Right now I’m a little wired and sleeping isn’t working.

So onward, I get up, I have a headache, I’m out of it and I drag myself to teach and only one student shows up. So I teach her breath. Which yeah, makes ME breathe and incidentally starts easing the muscles in my back!

And then I drag myself home and read some ‘essential exercises for the childbearing year’ and run back out to teach my first ever prenatal class. That was really cool and hella scary. No dudes, hella scary. These women have life in their bodies and I run a decent risk of fucking them up if I don’t do it right. So I beat up their hips and shoulders and incidentally my own.

So inadvertently I put myself back together a certain amount. My mid back and neck are still upset with me but so much less than they were yesterday. I’m trashed but I’m in view of recovery in a way that really surprises me. I do have to keep throwing myself at the exercise because I stiffen up whenever I sit still but since I teach 7 times in the next three days and will go climbing at least once if not twice I’m not too worried about that.

Anyway I’m healing from the injury to my back yesterday but I’m also surprised by a few things. Firstly I’d forgotten just how exhausting it is to hurt. I knew that hurting was hard but the exhaustion factor had sort of escaped me. Funny how fast you forget that kind of thing.

Also, damn it makes you cranky just by the existence of the headache caused by the neck pain. And this is only the FIRST DAY! I feel I’ll keep getting better though… can’t swear to it but feel maybe that will be the way to bet. It’s hard because often this kids of damage doesn’t really manifest for a few weeks.

Note to self, preventative Pilates is key!

Harriet aka the reincarnation of baby bad cat has taken (according to lividviv) to chewing wires. *sigh*

The blonde goddess is starting up her saturday class again this week. I cannot imagine something that I need more this week!

Tomorrow afternoon is looking good for answering email… maybe, after I go fill out paperwork to maybe teach somewhere else!

Feast or famine… go universe!

Way past my bedtime. :)



  1. fucking spammers…

    Ah yes. Thigs that are key:

    Locking your apartment door

    Keeping you car keys ON you upon exiting your vehicle

    Healthy Physical exertion

    Trusting the Universe

    Lateral Thought

    Getting enough sleep

    Blonde goddesses

    Climbing Friday night with Hubris (I’ll be there by 8:30)

    and yes, preventative Pilates

    Goodnight dude

    Comment by green_hedonist — October 14, 2005 @ 2:17 am | Reply

  2. *lmao*
    deal, i’ll have a bite of dinner first

    yay too much climbing is good for you! :)

    way to burn me without explaining to anyone else dude.

    Comment by sassinak — October 14, 2005 @ 7:24 am | Reply

  3. Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better. And I feel ya when you talk about how tired you are when in continual pain. Sleep is good. More sleep always better. Way to super-doze!!


    Comment by DZER — October 14, 2005 @ 7:42 am | Reply

  4. Fine. I’ll post the explination. And can I just say, I really like not having much food in my house. Funny thing, if its around I’ll eat it! This changing of shape is overwhelming. I am always sure to eat a solid meal 2 hours before climbing. After all, I am not interested in wasting away… Just melting down to about 5 or 10 pounds before the bare essentials. Sezchuan Chicken for lunch, BROCCLI for dinner!

    Comment by green_hedonist — October 14, 2005 @ 9:28 am | Reply

  5. no need to post the explanation, it’s funnier this way :)

    mmm broccoli. i just had a couple of eggs and half a pita for brekkie/lunch and for dinner i’ll have something vegetal at around 5:30. Probably a midnight snack.

    Also we’re calling othercat for beer after climbing… :)

    Mmmm melting :) A former bodybuilder/new client admired my biceps the other day. Why does it mean so much more from a fitness nerd?

    Comment by sassinak — October 14, 2005 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  6. for the record, the explanation is here

    Comment by sassinak — October 14, 2005 @ 11:39 am | Reply

  7. trying to send you an e-mail version of the video … hope it works!!

    Comment by DZER — October 14, 2005 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  8. needed no explanation… I totally got that.

    sneaker pimps.

    Sass I’m really hoping you can shake off some of this pain. I know how much head/neck pain sux (having been in a similar situation as you in the past).

    Stick to your program, sounds as if it may be working for ya, and will continue to.

    Comment by Everything nice — October 14, 2005 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

  9. um what’s a sneaker pimp?

    also, read the hubris post re the keys cause that shit is FUNNY

    dzer: it won’t… no plugin for it :(

    bubbles the pain looks to be improving and every class i teach helps it more… it’s just hard to keep moving when you want to break on the couch

    Comment by sassinak — October 14, 2005 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  10. been workin through lunch lately and just read bout the back crunch…ouch, that sucks!!…hope the universe keeps giving you what you need to recover!!

    Comment by curious_ntf — October 14, 2005 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  11. thanks dude, it’s working so far… killed myself climbing today… have bruises on my inner elbows…

    it’s delicious :)

    Comment by sassinak — October 15, 2005 @ 1:07 am | Reply

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