May 1st, 2004

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09:19 pm - on shoulder rehab...
my shoulder is feeling a lot better since the injury a couple weeks ago. I am now able to bench about 204 on it, but it hurts like the dickens. I used to be able to max out the machine (247) before I got hurt, and I won't be happy til I can do that again. Pulling the lat bar is worse...155 used to be a non-issue for me. Now I am straining with 135. But hey, I'm working through it. Was at beststephi's brother's house earlier playing with the kids, and discovered, that doing a handspring is still a bit much for me. Pretty sure that the ligaments are still sprained. I lack some range of motion with it, but its due to it just hurting when I try to stretch it too far, not a complete inability to do so, so I'm pretty sure the ligaments aren't completely broken like they were with my ankle when I blew it out a few years ago. Perhaps I should pick up some tiger balm. Where does one get tiger balm in Pittsburgh? Anyone have any suggestions?

Anyway, I was able to wrestle a match at practice this week, so things seem to be coming along nicely. I guess that's the most one can hope for. Doug (beststephi's brother) asked me if I wanted to do the American Adventure Sports PURE with him. It actually sounds exciting, and I kind of would want to do it, but its pretty grueling and I'm not sure that I'll be in good enough shape for a 100 mile extreme race (as much as I'd like to be) by May 22nd. Also, I don't have the $150 entry fee. And also, I'm very irritated by their inabilty to make a website that works correctly in Safari. Still it does sound really fun. I am ever so slightly considering it. And if not, eh... maybe next year. Wow... sometimes I really do think about the kind of stuff that I'm into and realize... yep, I'm fucking nuts...

In other news, I'm still unemployed. This has nothing to do with shoulder rehab really, I just hadn't posted an entry in a while. So if anyone knows of a good contract (or better yet, a full time position, I'm kinda getting tired of contract work) for HCI, Web development or sys-admining (or really, anything else interesting that you think I'd be good at doing) let me know... Not only am I poor, but I'm kinda starting to get bored with not working.

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[User Picture]From: nowishere Date: May 1st, 2004 - 06:30 pm (Link)
I have some tiger balm that a guy from meditation gave me even though I tried to tell him I didn't think it would help my shoulder. Maybe everything really does happen for a reason! Lemme know if/when/how you want to get it =).
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 1st, 2004 - 08:39 pm (Link)
cool... I'll have to stop by at some point... thanx...
[User Picture]From: anisodragnfly Date: May 1st, 2004 - 07:08 pm (Link)
i wanna adventure race! although i'd probably only be able to possibly manage the mountain biking...
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 1st, 2004 - 08:50 pm (Link)
yeah... it sounds really cool...

actually, my bike is screwed up... that'd be soemthing else I'd have to fix. Umm, wouldn't you be okay with the climbing/repelling stuff too?

I think one of the things that appeals to me about it is that it doesn't have swimming. Swimming is the thing that has pretty much always kept me from looking into triathalons. I like swimming I'm just not good enough at it to not die if I have to do something like that. This sounds like stuff I could do all of.
[User Picture]From: jameel Date: May 1st, 2004 - 07:27 pm (Link)
USA Karate carries Tiger Balm.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 1st, 2004 - 08:55 pm (Link)
cool... i should go down there and see what stuff they have in stock anyway... I don't have enough things on my mantle that i can kill a man with. I mean... less than 20.
[User Picture]From: stuntviolist Date: May 1st, 2004 - 08:43 pm (Link)
If I said this before, I'm sorry....

Icy-Hot comes in these long lasting patches now. I'm pretty sure I would have killed myself if I hadn't had that for my broken ribs.

I'm glad to see you're on the mend. Hopefully the rest of your recovery will be quick.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 1st, 2004 - 08:57 pm (Link)
Hmmm.... I should probably have some of that just to have it. But aren't you pretty much just supposed to use that for swelling and stuff when you first get injured?
[User Picture]From: stuntviolist Date: May 2nd, 2004 - 09:52 am (Link)
That's when it's best to use it, but I found that it was able to provide me with relief for quite some time after the first couple of weeks. It really helped my diaphragm muscles a lot when nothing else did.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 2nd, 2004 - 11:25 am (Link)
hmmm... maybe that's something I should try out too... thanx.
[User Picture]From: rackletang Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 08:39 am (Link)
Glad to hear that the shoulder is coming along.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 08:47 am (Link)
actually, it's pretty sore again today... its really weird... it was fine yesterday, today its sore and stiff... I'm pretty sick of it.
[User Picture]From: rackletang Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 08:53 am (Link)

Hmph. I hate when appendages are uncooperative. Well, I'm sending you happy shoulder thoughts, and not only because that's one of my favorite parts of the male anatomy...
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 08:57 am (Link)
hmmm... someone else, I think nowishere said something similar about shoulders. Is that a common thing among women?
[User Picture]From: rackletang Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 10:41 am (Link)
I don't know. I have a full-fledged arm and shoulder fetish, and people tend to act as if I'm insane when I mention it... But I know there are others out there.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 11:28 am (Link)
Oh... I don't think its abnormal or anything like that... I was just wondering how common it was.
[User Picture]From: rackletang Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 11:36 am (Link)
Understood. Wasn't referring to you as thinking I'm insane. Actually, most of the women I talk to share a certain fondness for that area of the male anatomy. It's mostly if I mention it to a guy, he looks at me like I'm a crackhead. I may be more vocal about it than most, though.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: May 3rd, 2004 - 09:29 pm (Link)
ok... thanx. Actually, I'm told I have nice arms and shoulders so perhaps I will stop analyzing it and just be happy about it...

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