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01 July 2004 @ 10:56 pm
Last night, I bugged Rando to look for knots in my back. He found one that hurt and pressed on it for a while. The tension in my shoulder released instantaneously. Earlier today, I found some more that I was able to press on by leaning against a wall corner. My upper body still felt wonky this evening, so I decided to forgo lifting, but it feels better now, and it's also better than it was yesterday.

In addition to the exercises for hip and lower back imbalances suggested on that website I linked to earlier, I've been periodically trying squats with no weight to see if they hurt. They usually would after a few reps, but I just banged out a whole bunch of them and my lower body felt A-OK. So that end of my body is improving as well.

Costume progress: I ordered 10 yards of .73 oz fiberglass cloth, 1 1/2 pints of 30-minute EZ-Lam epoxy, and a dispenser for said epoxy last night. The plywood has flattened out nicely. I got a giant roll of plain wrapping paper at Michael's and started working on the sword pattern. I'm quite lucky that someone made a nice fanart (fair warning - it's bloody) showing the sword guard clearly, as it's difficult to see its shape in the official CG's (you can tell that it's gold and curvy, but that's about it). I have the handle and guard traced, and I've started plotting points so I can draw the blade. I also got a block of 1/2 inch plywood to use to thicken the guard and handle. (It's not going to be enough for all the pieces, but I at least wanted to pick some up to mess around with.)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: "Headstrong" stuck in my head
Mountain-Hikermountain_hiker on July 1st, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Aidelayedneutron on July 2nd, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
swimming pool
The (relatively) newly remodeled White Bldg. pool is just the kind of swimming pool you mentioned - 25 yd, shallow all the way. It is supposed to be slightly warmer than the Natatorium pool, and there is a hot tub in the same area. Sigh... I'm missing State College again...
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quufer on July 2nd, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Re: swimming pool
Delayedneuton and I are not in State College, but we used to be, and wish we still were. Some others are, particularly Rydain.