Stitched Up

Thursday, November 18, 2004



It’s supposed to get easier. I’m supposed to go quicker. I’m not supposed to get two stitches and take longer than I did before. What is a stitch anyway? In my case, I think it might be some sort of allergic reaction to see-saws – yesterday and today I was struck at exactly the same point in my run; just as I passed the see-saw. Or maybe it’s an anxiety disorder, brought on by a fear of running past the swings…

(In fact: "Pumping your legs increases the pressure on your abdominal muscles, which press up against the diaphragm. At the same time, rapid breathing expands your lungs, which press down on the diaphragm. The dual pinching from above and below shuts off the flow of blood and oxygen to the diaphragm." And, as Johnny Ball would say, that's how a stitch works. For more insight, including a handy list of remedies, click here)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Snez says - Just Do It.

John said...

That's your answer to everything.

Anonymous said...

Hope it's not going to be like the cricket jumper I knit for you in Primary School---The more stitches I dropped--the longer it got!!
For those people NOT reared in Norn Ireland--A cricket "JUMPER" is actually a jersey which has a lot of holes in it!!
(or a short wire used to shorten a circuit)!!
Keep at it J.
wowo

John said...
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John said...

Have you been at the cooking sherry again, mother?