I’m in the process of getting back into the swing of things, fitness included.
I had a bit of an artist’s version of a crisis of faith a couple weeks back, but that has mostly resolved itself by realizing other people like my art and I am sort of kinda actually talented a bit maybe.
Then two weeks ago I hurt my leg while cleaning up after a 4-part April Fools prank my friend and I pulled on my roommate. It had already been hurting but then when I slipped, it made it so much worse. Sciatica runs in my family, so I’ve always been on the look-out for the signs and symptoms When I started exercising last summer, I noticed when I ran too much, I would have a bit of pain that was associated with sciatica. One of the ways to lessen the pain is to exercise and lose weight— so I would joke I have exercise-induced sciatica, but it was really never that bad.
And then I hurt my leg. Now I understand what my mom has been saying for years— during a flare up (maybe that’s the term) walking and sitting are fine, but standing is quite painful. I went to visit a gallery in another building on campus with my class on Thursday. My entire leg went numb while standing and looking at the art.
I know I really should go to the doctor’s, but I feel like this really isn’t something the student health center can handle and I’ll just be referred somewhere else which will probably be impossible to get to without a car.
For now, I just had my sister send me some exercises and stretches to do, and I’m going to do them daily to try and lessen the pain and discomfort. It’s a bit weird- I really don’t think I feel pain as normal people do, but this shit is painful. It takes a lot for me to complain about pain and I am complaining about this. Crap— I should get it checked out. If it doesn’t get a better with the stretching, I’ll go before the semester ends.
But yup, it was this whole leg business that made me realize I need to start going back to the gym again. I’ve been neglecting it a bit in the past month or two, so this will act as my motivation to keep going.
And since the semester is almost at its end (one month left!!) I will either become super active, or disappear off the face of
the earth Tumblr once finals start. So, apologies in advance if I do disappear. I will return in May and become super active, both on tumblr and in real life :D