So, this week has been interesting. I woke up Monday morning with heart palpitations and severe symptoms from my TMJ. I know I write about this a lot and, finally, I am taking action on my health and getting something done.
I am tired of having migraines and being in a constant state of discomfort. I have hesitated going to the doctor, for many reasons. First off, the insurance, or should I say lack of. Insurance pays little to nothing for the treatment of TMJ. Second, there is only so much doctors can do other than prescribe pain killers and I’d rather suffer than take them.
I have set up an appointment to see a TMJ specialist and an Acupuncture practitioner that has had success treating this ailment. Next week I start the process of trying to get myself back into a place where I can run again, and manage this so that it’s not affecting my life and the lives of those around me. I can’t keep sweeping this under the carpet. Time to get my life back.
In other news, I did my first few Periscope’s. I’m in a private facebook group and when I heard everyone talking about how you need to get the Periscope band wagon, I kid you not I almost spit my coffee out. “NOT another social media platform that we bloggers “have” to do!!” after I threw a little tantrum, I took a deep breath, and went over to check it out, and actually… it’s really pretty awesome.
It’s like Skype, a conference call with a stranger, a group live chat room, I dunno, but it’s really fun! I get it that we only have so much time in the day, but it doesn’t hurt to explore new things, so go check it out and, if you like, let’s follow each other– you can find me if you search- @runwiki Trust me it’s a lot of fun.
So, now onto my DIY for the week. Do you ever wonder what to do with old race bibs? Me too- I like the holders I see on etsy, but I started thinking there has got to more that can be done with them. I think this idea would be so cute as a gift for runners. You could use this at your next party for your running club and track friends. If you’re a coach, use this at the next Cross Country meet to supply fuel for the students, or even hang it on the wall as a decoration in your home or office. If you can cut and glue, then you can make this project, so it’s ideal for kids to make for their runner parents for Christmas, birthdays, or any occasion.
Let’s get started…
What You’ll Need
A clear Acrylic Tray- I bought this one at Target
A Paint Brush
Old Race bibs
Spatula or Nylon Scraper ( to smooth out air bubbles)
How To Make It
Have you ever had an issue that insurance wouldn’t cover? Have you tried ever tried Acupuncture? Are you on Periscope? What do you do with your old race bibs?