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Born to be a Writer

Or: Having an Exercise Intolerance

I’m sure I heard Irony giggle when I did my back in due to an exercise in the gym. I have tried again and again to get fit, with little luck so far. I’ll give you a list of what happened over the years.

  1. As a toddler, I have never been able to touch my toes (still can’t, never will), much to the annoyance of my ballet teacher.
  2. Inter-(primary)school running race: ย A toddler crossed my path and I had to dive over it to avoid it. I still have the scars to show for it.
  3. Fencing at uni: I was diagnosed with, I kid you not, exercise intolerance. I now have a puffer I never use.
  4. I tried a boot camp: tore a ligament in my foot.
  5. I tried swimming: got calcifications in my shoulder tendons, first left then right side.
  6. Tried boot camp again: got shin splints in both legs.
  7. Bought a treadmill, so I could at least walk. But my Achilles tendons have shortened so much that even walking, i.e. lifting my feet beyond a 90-degree angle, is painful. I also have Hallux limitus (my big toe joint can’t bend normally), so can’t wear high heals either. It appears I can’t beat them but also can’t join them.
  8. Tried going to the gym: did my back in, twice (did the same thing last year).

So you see, I don’t have good experiences exercising. The problem is that I need to exercise if I don’t want to get morbidly obese. I just got my weight back to the border of healthy, but now, with this back problem preventing me from exercising, I don’t know how long this is going to stay there.

I could eat less. I suppose I could. I certainly don’t need the amount of calories with my sitting lifestyle. But food is nice. I like food. Especially the high calories stuff. I certainly have a choice to make here.

In the meantime, I’ll have some ibuprofen, some diazepam (why not get happy as well ๐Ÿ™‚ ), and stick my cherry pit bag into the microwave for the zillionth time. Can’t live without my cherry pit bag at the moment.

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Writers’ Corner update 14/12/2016

Check out my Writers’ Corner update 14/12/2016!

I’ve been visiting my family in Holland last week and came down with the flu, but hope I still have enough interesting articles for you. For example, the one that has a cute animation running in the background of Stephen King Talking About the Power of Dreams or the one on theย 5 Benefits of Writing Fiction Longhand Versus On A Computer.


In Focus on Filming there’s a fun article on Superman’s Bulge. A more serious one is about the masterpiece that is the movie ‘The Big Sleep,’ with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. I had heard about the fantastic screenwriting of this movie before and have downloaded it from the internet. Unfortunately I still haven’t had the time to finish it, but the writing is indeed very powerful with a minimum of words.


In Health Herald fiction seems to become reality with the HoloLens. Soon we don’t have to dig up bodies anymore ๐Ÿ˜€ . There also is an article that will keep me from doing a ‘shake’ diet from now on.