April 2, 2008
uncertain as to an appropriate title
Feel free to shower me with ridicule, but I'm a fan of C. S. Lewis - not the childrens' fantasy stuff, but the grownup xtian-semi-allegorical stuff like Out of the Silent Planet and That Hideous Strength. In one of those, the protagonist is faced with some moral dilemma, resolves to do the Right Thing (though it would be far more comfortable not to), and is promptly smacked in the face by circumstance. He's stunned and dismayed that the oceaen didn't part and life didn't suddenly become easier just because he made the Right Decision. He thought he might get some reward for that, but all he ended up with was the certainty that he was going to do the right thing, and it was still going to be damn hard.
I thought of that today: my hip and leg hurt more despite 3 days of not-running; my office rent went up, and I have no clients; the chiro's office has been dead this week; my husband's hours have been cut; money flies out the door but only seeps very slowly back in. And did I mention, my hip and leg hurt more? I think I may have mentioned it.
No moneyfaeries flew down from the sky to visit me. But luckily, one of the therapists at work had some time to work on me, and wow! she hurt me but it was for the best, because when I got up from the table all I could feel was soreness where she'd worked. The nagging ubiquitous crappy ache was gone, at least for a while. Let's see for how long.
As always when I get a good or helpful massage, I'm awed. I know exactly what she did, but how did she know to do it? There's so much to learn. I hope it doesn't take me too long.
Posted by joe positive at April 2, 2008 5:55 PM
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Hi - I've spent the better part of the spring recovering from a hip flexor/knee problem. Don't know if it's similar to what you've got going on, but I did want to let you know that dynamic stretching really seems to be helping me: http://mattfitzgerald.org/article.php?id=16
(forward leg swing in particular). I'm only a week into it, but the tightness in my hip is noticeably improved.
Posted by: at April 3, 2008 1:23 PM