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I Like to Move It-Move It…But I Can’t Right Now

if you took the time to read this blog’s About page (and if you did, I love you so much I could kiss you but I won’t and I’m really exaggerating, but I do appreciate it!) you know that I used to be a total couch potato.  A chain-smoking, obese, and physically weak couch potato.  You’ll also know that I have learned to enjoy being physically active.  I enjoy it so much that this not feeling well is making me – well, let’s just say I’m not enjoying not being able to move.

It’s not that I’m immobile or anything, but I am in pain and I’ve been in pain since last week.  I went to the dentist yesterday to get my teeth checked.  He said it’s not so much my wisdom teeth that’s causing the pain (although I still have to have them removed in the future) as it is the fact that the sensitive part of my teeth is practically exposed to the air.  This was caused by the build-up of plaque, which he proceeded to remove while I struggled not to struggle as I lay there doing my best not to panic…I know, a visit to the dentist turns me into a wimp.  Please don’t tell anyone.  The other cause, which didn’t occur to me until after I left the clinic, was my brushing habit, which is best described as overzealous.  Apparently this was causing my gums to recede, exposing more of the sensitive parts of the teeth.  Well, damn.

Anyway, all that means is I’ve had a headache for more than a week.  The good news is it’s not so debilitating that I can’t function at all.  And it feels slightly better especially after the cleaning, and I believe it will improve more as I gently brush with Sensodyne (that wonderful toothpaste made for sensitive teeth like mine).  Heck, I’m already here at work.  The not-so-good news is, I still have a headache.  Which means, no physically strenuous stuff for a while.  Certainly not handstands, cartwheels, tumbling, and sprint intervals.  I hope I’ll be ok enough to join this Friday’s Aikido practice.  But for now, I guess I’ll just have to content myself watching other people move.  People like…

Luci Romberg of Tempest Freerunning

UPDATE:

I had to remove L’1consolable’s YouTube video because it’s not working for some reason.  Also, I am feeling way much better now. Yay!  Hoping for a full recovery soon!


Welcoming my 34th Year with a Cold

It’s been a week since I turned thirty-four and I’m still not feeling a hundred percent, though I am getting closer to it. Just yesterday I managed to practice L-sits and handstands – this morning I did more handstand practice. Yeah, I’m deviating from the plan. No excuses, just a perfect storm of circumstance and me trying to do way too much as usual. I mean, writing it down allowed me to make some daily structure for me to follow, but it seems I both greatly overestimated my ability to recover and underestimated the effects of the physical training on my body, especially given my 1-year-old’s newfound penchant for suddenly crying out several times after midnight and disrupting my sleep. And of course, after coming down with a terrible cold that had me call in sick, I opted to focus on rest and recovery for a week. Oh well, at least I weigh nearly a kilo less.

Therefore, my solution is just to: simplify, simplify, SIMPLIFY!

In other news, there’s this songwriting camp in November that I plan to join. It’s not as simple as signing up though. Only 60 slots are available, and I’ll be competing with Buddha-knows-how-many other songwriters from all over the country just to get in. It’s a pretty big deal, though – those who pass the final auditions get to stay in this place for about four days, learning from professional songwriters and composers about the craft and business side of songwriting. I’ll put in the link here later, if I remember.


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