dragging on Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
dragging on Friday
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 8:33am

OMG, I am tired!  14 hour days = one tired "puppy."  I have work today, and I would like to see if I can find a local chiropractor that has massages because my pocketbook is really hurting at this point from weekly massages.  Ok, enough of the whine.  We are going to an art fair tomorrow, in search of a large mural for one of our walls.  My daughter is home for one more week, so I am hoping to get some nice quality time with her.  Maybe I will take a day off of work next week to "play" with her.  :)  Oh, and I started doing yoga in the hotel room this week, finding some nice segments on youtube.  I may go to yoga this evening.  Namaste.  Glad to be back home!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 10:23am
FSN, do you have a Massage Envy near you? Here, after the first massage in a month, the second is $39.(plus tip, of course). I never manage two in a month, but it seems like a good deal.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 10:46am

I haven't had much luck at Massage Envy...the last two there were filled with TALKTALKTALKTALK, plus, very few can get my knots out.  The current massage therapist I found is the only one who uses enough pressure...she often asks if the pressure is "ok" because I think she is shocked that I can take it.  Last week, she said that, "she would be whining in pain" if she were me.  :O

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 11:16am

FSN, maybe don't give up on Massage Envy quite yet.  It can take a bit of experimentation to find the right therapist.  After my favorite therapist left about a year ago, I therapist-hopped based on the recommendations of the front desk staff (in my experience, they're generally pretty knowledgable about the therapists' techniques/pressure). I found a gal and we've been together most of this year.  I regularly tell her to "beat me up" and to go hard enough that we might need a safe word.  Wink I feel like commiting to going every two weeks has been really good for my health and well being.  

I too am dragging this week.  I just don't want to work... plain and simple.  And I've been struggling a bit with all of my friends/family heading off to BM next week.  While I am looking forward to the time by myself, all of this lead-up is a bit of a bummer.  

I've decided to respect where I'm at for the moment and do as little work as I can get away with today.  I may or may not work out.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 2:58pm

YIKES the thought of a massage makes me cringe. I find them so horribly painful! 

I'm not feeling real well today and I hope I am not coming down with something. I'm a little dizzy and sick to my stomach but nothing horrible. I have a 16 mile long run planned tomorrow so I really hope I am not getting sick. I think it may just be allergy issues since we have a front moving through. 

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday so I am taking her out to dinner tonight. Ugg. I don't feel like eating. 

Hope everyone has a good weekend. 

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 4:12pm

Welcome back! I agree w/ the others about Massage Envy. After a few months, I finally found one who I like.  If you're going as often as you are, itl'll be worth it. Also, if the pressure isn't enough, you can tell them.  I took a massage class and they told us who to tell therapists what we want, "More pressure" is good because I think they hold back since most people dislike it thain painful.  OTOH, have you talked to a chiropractor about exercises to help w/ your upper traps? It's a whole kinetic chain thing and there is a lot you can do to help.

I finally went to parkour today and took it easy, just mostly played around.  My ankle feels much better after moving!  I still resisted jumping and landing, which was difficult.  And, there was this new guy (Older because that's the class) who, I don't know if he's clueless or being a man but he kept cutting in line, getting in front, doing things way too hard so kept banging himself on the rails. Ugh, I finally make a comment to my friend, after he cut in front of her and she gave me a look, "Why don't you go ahead and take your turn now."  Seriously, I think he thought he was so much better. LOL, I'm being a parkour slob.