Happy end of the week everyone!
This week was full of doctors appointments and trying to get my TMJ and migraines under control and I think I’ve made some really good progress. I feel hopeful and can’t say I’ve felt that way in the past. Every doctor I’ve seen previously just wanted to prescribe drugs and send me on my way. I don’t care how much pain I’m in I will never, ever pop a pill to mask the real problem. Plus, I have three children to take care of, who can be fully present when you’re doped up on painkillers? I don’t get it, but I do understand being desperate to rid yourself of discomfort and pain. I am willing to put the work in necessary for healing myself a more natural way.
I saw an acupuncture practitioner and, although it was exhausting (he did more than just acupuncture- he also did some PT on my jaw), I think today I am doing much better. I also saw a dentist who specializes in TMJ and feel like he will be able to help me, too. He did a small amount of botox into my masseter muscle and it’s starting to relax. He said it was so overdeveloped and tight that I was probably one yawn or bite away from slipping the disk or lockjaw. I can’t open my mouth all of the way, so eating isn’t very fun these days. I’ve been living on smoothies, ice cream, and homemade hummus.
I’m so hopeful that things will turn around for me. Fingers crossed. I also did a 3 mile trail run/walk this morning with my friend Keena. Very excited at the thought that I might be able to get back to doing what I love to do.
Okay, so enough boo-hoo’ing for one post. Fridays have quickly become my DIY day and I think it works. It’s nice to kick of your weekend with a quick and easy project for those who are the crafty type like myself, yes?
For years I wondered what to do with do with old race bibs. I’ve had them hanging in my closet on a nice display, but honestly, after awhile, I’m like, “why am I hanging on to some of these?” I am not training for any races right now, but I keep a journal with me at all times. I jot down quotes and notes and, when I am training, I write down my workouts and details about how I felt before and after. This project, like my others, is very easy. Just like the Race Bib Serving Tray from last week, if you can glue and cut, you can make this. All you need is a few very inexpensive items and you have this cool journal. I can see making this as a gift for many runner friends! After all, Christmas is only a few months away! Save those race bibs.
What You’ll Need
A Small Paint Brush
Old Race Bibs
A Blank Composition Book ( I bought mine at WalMart for less than a dollar)
Ribbon for the Bookmark (Optional)
How to Make It