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Started weekly sessions of tui na treatment to fix my tight muscles and general circulation problems. I’ve had 2 sessions so far and am very pleased with the results — immediate relief of a few months’ of tightness and ‘heaviness’ have translated into easier swims, improved flutter kicks, almost no more cramping and sore back. I’m also walking better and differently now that the legs feel lighter and the back is better.

It’s ironic though, how painful the treatment is. If you’ve ever had a sprain and had to have tui na, well, it’s THAT kind of pain. Just a few more sessions to clear the blockages, in time for the swim meet. I wonder how the lactate clearance will be affected. Hmmm. Anyway, I hope to return to regular — and less painful! — reflexology and back massages for maintenance soon. These treatments are pricey at $200 each time.

The things I do for swimming.

And my replacement Speedo tech suit should arrive sometime next week. Really hoping the size works this time.

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“So you prefer ang mohs.” He looked at me meaningfully, when I confessed to  being unfamiliar with the Mandarin music scene.

Well, since we are on the topic of what I prefer, I’m partial to Asian men — it just so happens that it’s not you. And it just so happens it’s not Asian this time. Shrug.

I like eyes. I like the quiet glow of the lighter browns in the sunlight.

And I’ve always loved colours — and coloured eyes.


Written by The Intimate Stranger

March 23rd, 2014 at 12:49 am

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