overworked my Achilles tendon. Too much walking and standing for too many hours
during the day and not allowing it to rest.
I have damaged it where it attaches to the bone.
I have had
problems with my Achilles tendon before, back when I used to run a lot. I think
something almost all runners go through at some point. But the issue has always
been higher up, in the tendon itself.
pain has been one of the most painful injuries I’ve ever experienced.
Usually I factor
in if you can relieve the pain too, for instance when I broke my tailbone it “rated”
as more painful than my complicated ankle fractures (That ended my running “career”)
because there isn’t a damn thing you can do to stabilise or relieve the pain
from a broken tailbone. And the cystic acne breakout I got from a biotin
overload felt more painful than when I impaled my hand on some broken glass
because it was right there in my face, just like a papercut on a fingertip can
be much more painful than a deeper cut some other place.
the attachment pain to the Achilles tendon? Brutal. I could feel how cold sweat
broke out just from having to work the pedals in my car, despite having eaten
the painkillers I had with me in my bag. I think it’s been like 3 years since
last I had to take any…
The doctor prescribed
me some seriously strong painkillers. They make everything feel a little soft
to the touch.
insult to injury I have overworked the adductor longus in my thigh from limping
so much. I’m actually kind of impressed I managed to do that!
take it as a hint that I need to relax a bit, so I took today and tomorrow off.
Spent most of the day doing gloriously nothing. Watched too many silly videos,
spent unhealthily much time on 4chan and generally saw way too many memes and
funny images for one day.
having done lots and lots of nothing, I started going through my pictures. I’ve
taken a lot of pictures over the summer. Hair pictures intended for the blog
too. “For when I have the time…”. Hah, who knew I had to wait almost until
winter before I found the time for them?
much has changed… Still crazy busy, still doing benign neglect. Although I’m
beginning to wonder where the “benign” part ends.
of the reason I made a new page… Figured it would be interesting to see how my
routine changes over time. If nothing else it could be interesting to compare
routines later to my bordering on actual neglect-current one.
wait to get more time on my hands. My free time definitely isn’t free as I have
about a hundred things on my “should do” list. (That list that is my list of
things I theoretically would like to get through should I ever get done with my
“to do” list) As things are now I find myself answering skype messages even
from my Hubby just because it’s stressing me out and I’m desperate for the damn
flashing to go away.
spending a bit of time on UTT today and found myself reading the Would you rather game, hair edition-thread. I
found a clear pattern in it: The members of UTT would rather lose some length
than take overall damage through the length. It made me pretty happy: These
people know what’s up with haircare and they don’t believe in any of the weird
crap you can find on other sites. Such a difference from other places like youtube
where expensive, complicated and time consuming hair care ideas run rampant.
particular reason for mentioning this, no deeper meaning… I just found it
refreshing and awesome.
To make up
for this lame post, here are a couple of links I stumbled upon today
found this little swallow flapping around helplessly on the parking lot. Since
I have experience taking care of (injured) birds, I took it in.
this is a big baby that just wasn’t ready to fly, or was exhausted and landed
on the parking lot. Swallows cant take off from the ground, so it ended up
flapping around helplessly and probably got further dehydrated.
most of the first day in my care just sleeping, so I guess it was exhausted. I
cut up a sock to put it in and carried it around inside my shirt. That always
calms little birds down :)
A friend volunteered
hunting insects with me and force-feeding the little guy or girl and I even
bought mealworms for when I just couldn’t catch any other insects (Must have
given the neighbours some good laughs at that!!)
The little swallow
became quite tame as you can see!
how to release swallows and tried releasing it twice each day I had it in my
care, but it just fell helpless to the ground again.
did flying-exercises together (lol) and it “hopped” around on the floor like a
bat, so it seemed like it really tried it’s best to gain strength and get to
thought he or she would make it and I could get to release it successfully some
day, but on the third day I came home from work to it being cold and dead. It
made me very sad…
issue has cost me more time and energy than expected.
Chose a new upload site.
research, I chose a place called Shutterfly. It had great reviews. Free, no
upload limit and no size limit. Seemed perfect.
When I first started taking hair pictures and
uploading them, I didn’t always know what styles would “stick”.For instance
when I first saw a Celtic knot I thought it would be my most favourite style
it only looks like a slightly lumpy Chinese bun when I do them, that didn’t happen.
I had a lot of braided Nautili buns stuck under “Updo xxxx” since I didn’t think
that one bun would become my go-to.
most of my pictures needed an extra “0”
in the file name to keep them ordered or some renaming that made more sense.
Sort in categories for easy upload.
easier when I have to find pictures again too.
Upload everything to new site.
thing I didn’t have to upload them one at the time!
Step 5: Insert
new picture address in old broken images.
to start with a brand new picture and take a length shot.
discover that Shutterfly doesn’t allow you to link a picture as easily as I
expected. At least not in full size. And what’s the [bleep]ing point then? Sure
I can make albums and invite people to see them, but why can’t I just stick my
full sized picture in a simple [IMG]?
try to get small trims every 3 months. It keeps my ends feeling smooth and
But I haven’t
had a trim since… May? Gosh, has it really been this long? Yikes. How strange
that my ends still feel good.
I guess the
benign neglect routine has been good for my hair: CO wash when needed,
otherwise daily WO and putting it up with some leave in-conditioner. I’ve been
good with spraying it with SPF products too.
yesterday I had a bit of time and decided to go for a trim. I went to a drop
in-place a work buddy mentioned.
what I wanted: A trim of 3-4 cm.
She nodded and seemed reasonable enough.
Then I took
my bun down. I swear I saw stars in her eyes. She started eagerly talking about
all the things she should do to my hair: Semi-permanent dye, bangs, layers, I
think I even heard something about a perm in there in the mass of words.
she wanted to change every single thing about my hair.
actually the first time I encountered someone who wanted to change everything
about my hair, but this woman really got on my nerves.
when people talk about what you “should” get done to your hair they hide under
the intention of it being more flattering for you, or cut back for health. Of
course with total disregard to how much time and product you feel like spending
on a certain style.
maximum hair length you can carry “for healthy ends!” is always the longest the
other person has ever had. Ever notice that? And what would “Be the most
flattering for you!” is always closely resembling what the other person has, no
matter your differences in figure, face shape or even colours. Odd, isn’t it?)
just seemed like she wanted to change everything just because she could.
Today I came the closest to having a day off I've been in weeks: Didn't have to go to work #1 and I only needed to compose 4-5 emails for work #2.
So what did I do with all that time on my hands?
Did I go explore the city of Ringsted that I've been in since April and still haven't had the time and energy to check out?
Did I curl up with a good book to relax?
Did I just play computer games and waste my day on nothing?
Maybe I did something useful?
Did I do something for work #1 that wasn't entirely necessary but could be useful?
Did I look ahead for work #2 to take on the next project?
Maybe get started on sorting my pictures for my upload?
So what did I do?
When I first came to see the place where I'm renting a room for work, I did notice it wasn't very clean anywhere. But I figured it might even be a good thing because I wouldn't feel obligated to keep it clean.
As long as the bathroom and kitchen was clean enough to use, I only had to think about my own room. Good thing when you know you will be busy.
So with Hubby safely in the neighbour country, I could indulge in some serious foul bachelorette frog-behavior.
But it turns out I have been getting more and more irked by how dirty the common areas are. I like being able to walk around in bare feet at home...
Oh well. I tracked the two hour vacuuming-spree on Fitocracy. Haha.
Things are still pretty stressful, but at least I get more exercise than usual, eat fairly healthy and get enough sleep.
All things good for hair.
But I still should try to relax next time I have a day off.
I'm pleased to announce that my Flexies have arrived. And I'm very pleased to announce that my choice of styles has good quality beads all of them! I'm mildly displeased I still don't have a working upload so I can show them off, but the upload is literally item # 137 or so on my to do-list. But I'm extremely displeased with the fact that I had to pay import! Seriously, Flexi? All the other places I've ordered from over the years have avoided causing me this extra expense, why can't you too? 1067 Danish kroner for the Flexies and 390 kroner for the stupid import. I could have bought almost 3 megaflexies for that.
that has been the only brand that has succeeded in making my hair feel really
soft, so finding it ”here” was a pleasant surprise.
I may have
to return at some point to purchase every single Nexxus conditioner product
they have in stock!
have this one product I’ve never heard of before: Nexxus
Polymedic Emergency Reconstructor.
glance it sounded like a serious reconstructor, even calling for shampoo to get
the excess out and Google provided some very favourable reviews. I just couldn’t
find an ingredient list anywhere and it kept me from ordering it.
that and the fact that I could keep my hair happily and routinely conditioned
with mid-price supermarket products like Schwarzkopf, ElVital and Tresseme for
like 6 months for that price!)