heyloserrrr asked: crossfit Reading? Hope you don't mind me asking, do you mean Reading in the UK, like Reading in Berkshire or am I off the mark completely...?
Yep. I was born and bread in Tilehurst before I moved to New York in December.
My good friend and fellow Reebok Crossfit Reading athlete Becky just finished 21st in the European Regional
So proud of her and she has only been crossfitting for 12 months. Watch this space next year!
Front and centre ‘95 and my Hockey team had just won the British Junior Championships and were heading for the Europeans in Switzerland.
I have been looking for photos of when I used to play Hockey for a few weeks and then suddenly I got an email contains this photo. I don’t think I had ever been in a newspaper before but I remember my Grandma being incredibly proud and had it on her fridge for years. I cannot believe it was almost 20 years ago now!
Bruins @ Rangers Game 4
I Just Got Tickets!!! :)
Text chats with mother during the FA Cup final. I love how much she loves her football.
For no apparent reason I woke up with chronic back pain again on Sunday. What started out as irritable stiffness soon turned in to all out back spasms by Wednesday morning.
This isn’t the first time I have had this and as some of you may well know the first thing that people like to point the finger at is the type of exercise I do.
This time it was nothing more than sleeping in a funny position.
I went to see a movement specialist on Tuesday who was horrified at my lack of hip mobility and said that he is sure that 98% of my back issues come from this problem. So I’m having my first session with him today.
I also went to see a Chiropractor yesterday who basically couldn’t do anything for me - so he referred me a specialist who practices Trigger Point Injection therapy. Basically this involves injecting the site of the muscle in spasm with injections of saline and Novocaine.
I had approximately 50-60 injections into my lower back and butt. I was going to count but I gave up after the second injection. This process basically induces a relaxation of the muscle which feels like when you get a twitchy eye (but in your bum and legs).
The relief was almost immediate and it felt like I was melting into the table I was laying on. I have woken up with more soreness and this is most likely due to bruising around the spine from the muscle contractions during the spasm - almost like the feeling you get after a heavy cramp. Sometimes it takes a few days to get the full feeling back.
Tonight I am seeing the movement specialist again tonight followed by the Chiropractor again on Friday along with more Chiropractor and Injections next Wednesday.
My main goal of this is to become more flexible in my hips and to relieve the pressure that this tightness puts on my back. The other things I need to look into are Yoga (I did it once before and quite enjoyed it) and stretching both in the morning and in the evening. I now need to learn what type of stretches I need to do, how long for and then I can start thinking about working out again.
My walk to work this morning was nothing short of eventful. My back has been sore since Sunday so where as people were running to the subway station to avoid the rain I was waddling along like I had shit myself.
The umbrella I was using was crap and decided to only keep half of me dry.
A few people have asked where I got my fitblr T-Shirt from since I posted my last photo and I have to be honest I made it myself. I was running through Central Park and there were so many other runners and I thought to myself.
“I wonder if he/she has a tumblr and if they are a fitblr or runblr”
Anyway seeing as people were asking I put some of spreadshirt if you want to get one.
I thought they would look quite cool during races for both runners and spectators.