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  1. My quads have been paying for it lately

    My quads have been paying for it lately

     
  2. Oldie but a goodie. Look at that vascular forearm

    Oldie but a goodie. Look at that vascular forearm

     
  3. My left leg is much less scathed

    My left leg is much less scathed

     
  4. Oh my I am champagne drunk. My favorite!

     
  5. I can definitely feel how much I used my arms while snatching yesterday. Lame. And as usual it fatigues the crap out of my hands. That plus the hour drive at 70 mph to rehearsal make my hands unhappy.

     
  6. gah. all my jeans/pants are 28s. I wanted to buy the stylemint skinnies in black so I checked the reviews, 90% said that ran true to size, one review said a little small and one said a little bit so okay… 28 it is. WELP. they fit like leggings! they fit… but they’re super tight and super stretchy and soft they just feel like jeggings. I can’t tell if that’s just how they fit or if I need to size up. returns are free but I’m nervous that if I go up to a 29 they’ll just sit weird. blerg I think I’m gonna do it anyway though. hmph. 

     
  7. Spicy carrots and curried cauliflower going up this weekend :D

     
  8. Real talk: just left my cardio class halfway through to go get a burger

     
  9. I remember once being prescribed Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) for a UTI and having to sign a waiver saying I wouldn’t sue anyone in the event that it resulted in the uncommon occurrence of a ruptured achilles tendon. Seriously. Like that is a fucking warning from the FDA and yet it is still 100% legal in the US. Is that not the most fucked thing ever? Meanwhile when I explain to nurses that I use D-mannose as a remedy for UTIs they get all concerned because it’s a naturally occurring substance and not a drug. 

     
  10. “Now imagine what would happen to E. coli in the urinary tract if those sweet little mannose molecules they crave were present not just on the surface of the epithelial cells but surrounding them in the urine as well. The E. coli couldn’t turn around without bumping into D-mannose ‘just floating around’ in the urine.

    Unable to resist the tasty bait they suddenly find themselves swimming in, they would latch onto the nearest mannose molecules, and happily sail off into the porcelain sunset. Those few E. coli left clinging to mannose molecules on cells then become easy prey for white blood cells and other agents of the immune system.”

    This is one of the best explanations for how D-mannose works. Honestly I can’t recommend it enough for combating UTIs. I use it daily as a precaution and more depending on what I’ve been up to lately. I have been taking precautionary post-sex antibiotics but I’m considering cutting them out due to their cause of YI and the fact that I’ve been so happy with D-mannose. 

     
  11. normally my only noticeable soreness in my back is through my traps and maybe a little in my delts but usually isolated just across my shoulders. nope. not today. my entire back is sore and I can SEE my minty muscle calming lotion sitting there on my table and AUGH where are a second set of loving hands when I need them D: 

     
  12. aww. it’s going to be a long 10 days. 

    but Casey visits on Friday and Emily gets here in a week so that makes for a vast improvement

     
  13. (Source: tastydashboard)

     
  14. expressions-of-nature:

Lake Louise : Alberta, Canada : Birk Possecker

    expressions-of-nature:

    Lake Louise : Alberta, Canada : Birk Possecker
    
     
  15. alexandrovathefirebutterfly:

Maria Alexandrova, a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, warmed up at the historic theater

Photo Credits: James Hill

    alexandrovathefirebutterfly:

    Maria Alexandrova, a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, warmed up at the historic theater

    Photo Credits: James Hill