Anonymous asked: (Hip flexor/acupuncture/elephant fact anon here). Can you tell me a) one unusual thing about your day b) one thing you're glad happened/to have done today c) a positive of your day and d) a negative of your day?
Woops haven’t been on tumblr all week because my law school schedule is stupid. Ill post in general soon.
Anonymous asked: Hey there B. I'm really sorry that your depression is bad again; I'm sorry that ~life~ is just throwing the shit on in general tbh. I know I can't really do anything seeing as I'm just an anon, but on an unrelated but interesting note today I found out that elephants are pregnant for like 645 days at a time, and I think that's really quite impressive. Thinking of you x
postgraddreams asked: I read that anon but I'm confused, how did they mix up a groin pull with a stress fracture though?
i never got a freakin x-ray on the left leg, but i finally saw a REAL doctor when the right one started to go and he could see the healed break on the left and the new break on the right. apparently they’re hard to diagnose since the pain refers down the leg like a groin pull. I AM A MORON I SHOULD’VE SEEN A REAL DOCTOR FORM TEH STAAAART.
Anonymous asked: Oh shit that is not ideal! What's the prognosis per se?
so the one from the winter is pretty much healed, no biggie.
but this new one is about 3 weeks old. it is not so severe that i couldn’t run—i mean, i was pain free on the grass barefoot for a few miles.
however, i am not to run for the next few weeks. i can swim and bike for 2 weeks, then move to the elliptical, then get back to running.
so about a month of cross training and lifting.
and a shit ton of calcium supplements. and more milk.
i am just in shock about the stupid thing from last winter. i wasted so much time on groin pull bullshit and it wasn’t that at all. but hey, i guess i know what it is, so that gives me a better sense of control over it. i will not break down like i did last time.
i am a little sad that all the damage anorexia did to my bones is still catching up to me. arg.
sunvapor asked: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
really good breakdown for anyone still wondering what is happening
ran 2.5 miles barefoot on the grass today. made a little rut in my backyard over the course of 50 laps around the perimeter. HAH.
then i rolled, stretched, rubbed and heated my hips.
i’m hoping that this is all good stuff and that i’m on the mend and that i don’t have something super effed up going on my leg.
Anonymous asked: Go easy on that body, man. You only get one.
this kinda made me sad, because i know i run myself into the ground, literally and figuratively. my brain just isn’t happy unless i suffer, i guess. i’ve always been like that, and running has been the least destructive of my poisons.
i guess your concern also makes me a little depressingly happy, because someone else cares that i try to fight that tendency. heh.
Anonymous asked: (I'm hesitant to talk 'definites', but...) I'm pretty sure being a temporary porcupine on a semi-regular basis is helping and is what has made the break through in getting back to training! I didn't expect it to make such a difference; if you're able to go back to PT maybe hit them up about it? Also I think that your altered race schedule is for the best, and will make for one hell of a base as well as being fun!
awesome! i am so glad it’s working out for you! i can’t go back to PT until I have a doctor’s note, which won’t be for another week. :[
i am hoping that i can start building my base soon, but god damn these fucking hip problems, they’re killing my training!