Today was my 2nd acupuncture visit, and since I’m not supposed to run after a visit, I was up early to get in my 3 miles beforehand.
This visit involved more needles. Mostly because I brought the appropriate attire (shorts), which meant the acupuncturist could actually get to my hamstring/IT band.
More needles meant more pressure. In some parts of my body, the needles go in with just a slight squeeze. Other parts, there’s a more intense pressure. It’s not painful, but it’s a surprise when it happens. The acupuncturist explained it well–some of the muscles are all knotted up, so I should think of a fine chain necklace that’s got knots. Sometimes you have to take a pin, and insert it into the center of that knot to shake the knot loose. That’s what the needles are doing. So, when I’m feeling the pressure, that indicates that my muscles are in the process of unknotting, which is good.
After acupuncture, Thing 3 and I worked on her planet project (Venus) and her Valentines (yes, we’re doing this in advance). Thing 3 is lucky she’s number 3; Thing 1′s and 2′s planet projects were
done by me very professional. And I’ll be honest, when they didn’t come home with top grades, I was more than a little miffed. Thing 3 gets to do her own projects. They’re not so pretty. The writing’s sorta crooked. Sometimes there are spelling errors. But, I’m so much more relaxed. Third time’s a charm, I guess.
It’s still the middle of the afternoon–and a slow day–so this afternoon I and evening, I plan on getting some knitting in. I’m a bit behind on Runner, especially if I want to wear it after Surf City (2/3). Good thing there’s a six hour flight to southern california that I can count on!
- Today’s miles: 3.39
- Total Janathon miles: 55
- # of planets learned about today: 1, Venus
- Diameter of Venus: 7,257 miles
- Venus’ distance from the sun: 67 million miles
- # of people on Venus: none–it’s too hot
- How long it takes Venus to orbit the sun: 224.7 days
- Length of Janathon (in days) if Venus could sustain runners: can’t quite do that math.