A lacrosse ball held between wall and back is one of the best tools for self-massage out there. Lean back so your weight holds it in place and wiggle back and forth so that it puts moderate pressure on your sore spots. (A lacrosse ball is a rubber sphere about the size of a small apple. Substitute a tennis ball, baseball, or whatever you have in that size range.)
Over dinner last night, I read Eat food. Stuff you like. As much as you want. by Michelle over at Fat Nutritionist, and it occurred to me that I want to like vegetables, not least because my body seems to ask for them on a semi-regular basis... but I don't know what to do with them. When I was a kid, veggies came from a can and were served as-is (which is to say, disgustingly). I don't have the experience to evaluate a veggie-centric recipe for whether or not I'll like it, and as a result it's proving difficult to bootstrap myself up to preparing meals with them as often as I'd like.
403: Fractal of nested rainbow curves. (Edges)
( Jul. 23rd, 2010 12:50 am)
I noticed today that the arch of my left foot is substantially flatter than that of my right. Some idle poking around the internet suggests that flat feet leads to out-of-plane stress on the knee joints, which may be behind my left knee's persistent complaints. That improved a little after I started bicycling regularly, which argues that muscle strength can play a role in the solution. That, in turn, leads me to arch-strengthening exercises. After doing a set of ten, my feet hurt.

If I can remember to keep up with this for a couple of weeks, I'll post a progress report.


403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Default)


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