I'm wicked busy. I love it. I've learned how to effleurage and petrissage and a teeny bit of Tui Na and I now know exactly what happens in your leg when you get shin splints (PSA: it's gross, you don't want to know, but if you insist? Your strong muscles basically TEAR THEMSELVES OFF THE BONE. Told you it was gross.) I've made flash cards full of anatomical terms and have memorized most of the major skeletal bones. WHO AM I?
(A random student procrastinating, that's who. I should be typing up a little extra credit assignment right now, but instead? Blogging.)
I feel great about where I am and where I'm going. I'm always thinking about how I'm going to actually make money with this once I'm licensed, though; how do I get people to pay me to fix them? But these are things that I don't need to worry about right this second. Remember how to do the few things I've learned, pass that next Anatomy quiz, actually write the extra credit assignment - these are the things I need to worry about right this second, and the other stuff can wait (or if you have suggestions, by all means....) I was thinking about contacting all of the local tri clubs and offering a discount, or getting myself on that NYRR member discount directory... I feel like I could do house calls with members of these groups, too, without as much of an icky pervert creep factor as, say, advertising on Craigslist. (What did they tell us on the first day of Western Massage 1? Never advertise on Craigslist.)
I've still been running, at least on a "maintain some fitness a few times a week" level, and I've been strength training (this is kind of a big deal, since I never muster the will to go to the YMCA gym and actually lift something), and plans are even in the works to swim again, some day. I'm trying to fit in some bike time but I haven't been making it a priority, which is dumb because the Tour de Bronx is hilly, I just signed up for it, and it would feel a whole lot better riding up those hills if I'd maintained an appropriate level of bike fitness. Anyway, I'm not working, which is good because something would have to slide if I started, and things have been going really well so far.
In the meantime, I should probably go do that paper. It's about how the cyclical nature of running (the strides, the training cycles, etc) is an example of the interplay of yin and yang qualities in Chinese medicine. I'm such a dork, but I freaking love that I'm finally in hippie massage school.