A long, long time ago (OK â€“ a year and a half ago), I really wanted to go to University of South Carolina and become a physical therapist. In fact, I even secretly attended two semesters of pre-requisite classes at community college! I say â€œin secretâ€ because I kept it off the blog since I wasnâ€™t sure if my former employer (I was an urban planner) read, and I knew they wouldnâ€™t approve.
On September 22, 2009, I received the phone call that changed my life â€“ my blog was going to become a book. Less than twelve hours later, I called my urban planning boss and quit my job (it was the.most.epic.call.EVER). I immediately started writing. And then wonderful, awesome things happened with my blogs. In the Spring, I found out that all my studying and shadowing had paid off, and USC had granted me admission! But â€“ the timing just wasnâ€™t right anymore. Everything changes, after all.
So itâ€™s kind of bittersweet to visit a physical therapist and see what couldâ€™ve been. I still think itâ€™s an awesome career! Maybe someday? :) Who knows, right?
We went back to Dynamic Health Center this AM for our free exams. I have been experiencing lower back pain, which I attribute to running. The doctor believes my psoas muscle is weak, which is causing hip and back painâ€¦ and is also causes me to need knee sleeves.
Everything is connected, after all!
Dr. Jeff taught me an awesome at-home exercise to strengthen my psoas.
Stand straight against a wall (make sure your heels touch) with a broom stick out in front of you.
Lift one bent leg up (straight up â€“ no twisting), hold, and release. Repeat 10 times on each side â€“ three sets, if you can stand it!
Iâ€™ll be doing this for sure â€“ Dr. Jeff says one day I might not even need my knee sleeves.
Pre-appointment snack was an orange:
And lunch was a medley of leftovers:
Mashed cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and kidney beans.
I literally heart Bone Suckinâ€™ BBQ sauce:
And a side salad:
Did you think you were on one career path and end up on another? Or do you want to make a change now?