friday, 5:25am. 56°, mostly cloudy.
i've been thinking a lot about posture lately. i read a lot of
my scapulae have been really sore this week. that tends to be where i hold my stress anyway (and i've had some this week, taking on yet another thing at work, though this time it's my own doing), but they've been sorer than usual.
most people sit in flexion all day. that is, they lean over their desk, back arched, shoulders hunched forward toward their monitors.
i don't. i stand for most of the day at work. and at home, my desk, chair and monitor require me to sit up to get the best view and to be the most comfortable. i often even stand for things most people would sit for at work, and i'll pace around the living room to watch tv until jb reminds me i should come sit next to her.
to further indicate that i stand a lot, i have a repetitive stress injury in my tfl, which is a short muscle on the outside of your hip. when that sucker flares up, i either have to sit or stand; transitioning between the two is too painful to bother. standing still, while it keeps the pain away, is doing more damage to the muscle. so if you ever see me sitting during a time it would be more appropriate to be standing, that's probably why.
i'm consciously walking taller, pulling my shoulders back, and being aware of my stature and personal space, even during the 5:00 hour. it's helping me be more alert and more awake, too. not a bad thing.
friday, 5pm. 69°, cloudy.
walks are such a great stress reliever.
i had a great workout this afternoon. two minute treadmill walk warmup, half mile at 6.8mph / 0 incline, .1 mile at 4mph / 5 incline, another half mile at 6.8mph / 0 incline, three minutes' rest. 3 sets of 50 rope jumps, 15 kettle bell swings (12kg), 15 SB/DB chest press, 15 SB/DB chest fly, 15 SB/DB pullover (0 rest between exercises, 30 seconds between sets), three minutes' rest, rowing intervals (1 minute at 100% followed by 30s rest, for 10:30).
but i still came home frustrated from work.
so rufus and i (and david sedaris in the headphones) went for a long walk. we saw some people, sniffed some poles, pooped under a tree, and breathed in the air. breathed in the air. breathed in the air.