Saturday, September 17, 2005

Stretching

My friend Stephanie is going to compete in her very first sprint triathlon Oct 31. I am just so very proud of her enthusiasm and motivation.

She was complaining to me that training for the running was hard because she was experiencing pain from shin splints. I am happy to say that I helped out yet another person alleviate their shin splint pain completely with a very simple stretch.

I continue to be amazed at how much can be fixed with some positive thinking and a little stretching.

Last night I was thinking about how I know several people that allow themselves to be sick because they want to be 'cared for'. I always whine to Brian about how these people would benefit more from a psychologist than a general practitioner.

Then I realized that I do it myself. I have had joint problems all my life, the worst of them my wrists. But I now realize that I describe my wrists as weak to myself and those around me. Perhaps if I spent a few minutes a day visualizing my strong wrists and stop belittling them, I could improve their health. Don't believe me or think that I'm full of metaphysical hogwash? Some research actually backs this up: http://www.exn.ca/Stories/2001/11/22/51.asp"Stronger Without Moving a Muscle"