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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:32:42 pm »
Ultrasound Findings:
There is a disruption of the deeper fibers of the Achilles tendon insertion with focal hypo echogenicity, hyperaemia at the distal tendon insertion extending over approximately 2cm in length. There is an increased echogenicity and hyperaemia also noted in the retrocalcaneal fat.
No fluid collection / haematoma are identified in the posterior calf.

Conclusion:
Disruption of the deeper fibers of plantaris tendon at the distal insertion with association inflammatory changes.

5 weeks later and my Achilles is still fucked. I've now been placed on a waiting list to see an Orthopedic Surgeon.

damn man that really sucks. how long do waiting lists like that usually take?

also: is there anything you can do to just promote overall healing/recovery, without directly stressing it? ie increasing blood flow via stationary bike etc.

The GP said about 2 years waiting time in the public system. If I go private it could be a few weeks.

Good suggestions with the promoting overall healing / recovering. I should start going to the gym and using the stationery bike. Also just lifestyle factors like not drinking as drinking thins the blood and inhibits recovery time.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:20:02 am »
Ultrasound Findings:
There is a disruption of the deeper fibers of the Achilles tendon insertion with focal hypo echogenicity, hyperaemia at the distal tendon insertion extending over approximately 2cm in length. There is an increased echogenicity and hyperaemia also noted in the retrocalcaneal fat.
No fluid collection / haematoma are identified in the posterior calf.

Conclusion:
Disruption of the deeper fibers of plantaris tendon at the distal insertion with association inflammatory changes.

5 weeks later and my Achilles is still fucked. I've now been placed on a waiting list to see an Orthopedic Surgeon.

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MUSiC anD SHeeT! / Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now?
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:13:07 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxXcgSeAwM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxXcgSeAwM</a>

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Boxing / Re: Misc Boxing News
« on: June 03, 2019, 07:04:29 am »

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: June 01, 2019, 09:32:20 am »
5 weeks later and I'm still having intense Achilles pain. I can barely walk without limping. I had an ultrasound done and they confirmed that the Achilles was still in tact (not ruptured) but noted that there was a severe amount of inflammation, which is evident just looking at my Achilles. 38 pictures have been sent to my GP so I'll have to go and follow up with the GP on the best management practice. The radiologist noted that the inflammation was right where the Achilles and Heel connect, which is bad as wearing shoes constantly aggravates the injury and prolongs recovery time. As soon as I take my shoes off I feel instant relief.

 

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400m Sprinting or Shorter / Re: The Sprinting News Thread
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:36:17 am »
nice. u stay on top of that aussie sprint scene hah.

Yeah hopefully we can get another sub 10 sprinter soon. Rohan Browning is 21 (10.08 PB), Trae Williams is 21 (10.10 PB) and Jack Hale is 19 (10.19 PB). Josh Clarke is 23 and has a 10.15 PB but the last couple of years he has been cut down by hamstring injuries.

Trae Williams has signed a 2 year contract to play Rugby 7's.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-22/trae-williams-quits-athletics-for-olympic-rugby-sevens/11139158

That's a blow to the relay team, but I think it's a good decision for him. He took the classic post-PR backwards step and there's a few other sprinters in his tier now. It shows how limited a career in athletics is even when you're running 10.10. It's either: commit fully for 8-10 years to hit absolute peak in late twenties (while hopefully avoiding injury), or quit while ahead and still young enough to re-train in a different sport.

500k to play rugby 7's for 2 years versus limited money to fund yourself in athletics. It makes sense financially. It will be interesting to see how his speed translates to rugby. He should do well since 7's has tonnes of open space and endurance wise he'll have world class support to meet the criteria.

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400m Sprinting or Shorter / Re: The Sprinting News Thread
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:58:35 am »
nice. u stay on top of that aussie sprint scene hah.

Yeah hopefully we can get another sub 10 sprinter soon. Rohan Browning is 21 (10.08 PB), Trae Williams is 21 (10.10 PB) and Jack Hale is 19 (10.19 PB). Josh Clarke is 23 and has a 10.15 PB but the last couple of years he has been cut down by hamstring injuries.

Trae Williams has signed a 2 year contract to play Rugby 7's.



https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-22/trae-williams-quits-athletics-for-olympic-rugby-sevens/11139158

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:40:16 am »
my gf spent a year in an absolutely toxic work situation, which she finally got out of when she quit last month. a big part of the drain on her energy and mood was the constant self-doubt, wondering if it was just her shortcomings that meant she wasn't performing as well as she expected of herself or doing as much as she was being asked to do. that was never the case: she's brilliant at the responsibilities she had (although they're not her first choice of professional work) but the company she worked for was shambolic in the extreme, not to mention corrupt. (by the way, folks: do your due diligence before you donate money to a nonprofit.) it was a strange relief when she realized that one of the only coworkers she respected told her that she was crying every day out of frustration.

not the same situation as yours in the details but sounds similarly shitty. good luck getting out of there.

also, yeah: i do not regret "retiring" from competitive ultimate. i was never as good at it as you are at rugby but i had a couple of years of being a respectable player before the sixth ankle sprain just pushed me over the edge. playing pick-up now, in tennis shoes rather than cleats, is just good fun. if i were you i'd think seriously about hanging up your cleats and sticking to activities that are less likely to derail you for months at a time.

I'll be grateful once I get out of my work environment. I don't doubt my skills. I can type at close to 100 WMP and I'm meticulous with reading and actioning my emails, and I always complete projects within deadlines and am a proactive employee. Most of the criticism I receive is due to my role as a supervisor with management complaining about mistakes that my staff make or areas of operation not being adequately back-filled. In terms of back-fill we are running on skeleton staff due to fiscal constraints so whenever we have planned or unplanned leave it's a matter of robbing Peter to pay Paul. If I'm aware of planned leave I'll communicate to management two weeks prior with the plan of covering the area. At the time they'll have no issues with the plan but on the day they'll complain that their area isn't adequately covered and question my decision making ability. In terms of mistakes made by staff it's often due to conflicting advice from management. For example they will ask me to tell my staff to call them whenever customers want to discuss 'x'. Yet later they will complain that they are receiving too many calls from my staff referring customers to them for 'x'. However, if my staff don't transfer the calls to them about 'x' they will complain that they didn't receive the call about 'x'...

My interview on Monday went well. However, I am still yet to hear back on whether I have the job or not.

As far as rugby league goes I'm not going to play this year. Once my Achilles recovers I'm going to focus on building up my fitness again and getting back to the gym. My fitness goals will be more lifestyle orientated, such as losing 30lbs.

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400m Sprinting or Shorter / Re: The Sprinting News Thread
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:52:34 am »
GHANA'S WOMEN'S 4 X 100 METERS RELAY TEAM HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN DOHA 2019.


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not really a westside fan, even tho they basically got me started with lifting (lmfao).

trailer looks good tho :ninja:

those dudes are too hardcore for me. just cracks me up. perhaps not the intended effect.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4abutGjK68" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4abutGjK68</a>

True that I think it's nutty too haha. I remember the old super training videos where guys would start to fight each other.

ya like, relax folks. :derp: the hell analogies and such lose me. it's like bruh, ur just lifting weights. people are funny.

"It's a life or death situation...we're fkn thoroughbred horses and if we break our legs then take us out the back and fkn shoot us". 

LOL!

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:34:48 am »
6 years ago on this day I was working in a meat factory for $20.50 an hour starting at 4am. Every day I would wake up early, get to work and watch the clock and calculate the money in my head. 90 minutes prior to close I'd hose down and clean all the machines, and come home soaking wet smelling like meat. At the time I felt very resentful because I had gone to uni for 4 years, which cost me 40k. Yet here I was underutilised, working in a low paying job, with most of my colleagues barely able to speak English. These days I have a much better job and earn double the amount, but I still feel miserable. 6 years ago if I was in my current position I would feel happy. However, now I still feel underutilised...

Sorry to hear that mate. Has the new role in the Army not been much fun so far?

I haven't started the Army yet. Just waiting for the call but unfortunately I'm not much use atm with a busted Achilles. It's been over a week and I still can't walk without pain. Mentally I've pulled the pin for this season, which has been good. I'm still going out to watch the games but I'm not attending training's and have let my coach / team know the situation. I'm sure I'll get the bug to play again as soon as I'm fit but for now it's been good not worrying about when I can potentially play again.

In terms of the job I started a new role within the same department (for less pay) in March. Ultimately I still have to report to the same management though and apart from being in a different location the same problems still exist. I have no confidence in HR as they work closely with management and don't seem to place much emphasis on confidentiality. They are aware of there being problems within our department but it's easier for them to turn a blind eye. Of people that I know of who have complained to HR they have been scapegoated by management and made out to be 'troublemakers'. These people are then monitored and performance managed at the first opportunity until they either quit or get fired. Apologies if anybody works in HR here but from my experience they have done more harm then good and tend to side with management over employees.

The first thing you learn in business is that high sick leave and high staff turnover are the signs of low staff morale and or poor management. My department has had a staff turnover of close to 40% in the last 12 months and we regularly have high amounts of sick leave. Last year they realised turnover was a problem so they employed most of the workers as permanent employees. Yet half of them still left because it's a toxic environment and I can't wait to get out of there. When I first started in this department 18 months ago I always wondered why one of my colleagues appeared so apathetic and cynical. I now understand completely how she feels and being passionless and emotionally detached is the easiest way to survive from one day to the next.

I have been looking for jobs since December but have only actually applied for about 12 jobs, but each application is improving. I have my first job interview this Monday so hopefully I can get an offer. If not I'll keep applying. The reason for the low amount of applications is that I really don't want to take a step backwards career wise. Also the majority of jobs are all casual or contract positions, which offer less job security then what I have now. Hopefully with the end of the financial year more jobs will start being advertised and I'll find something. Until then I'm biting my tongue and surviving day to day.



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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Two Hands Two Feet
« on: May 02, 2019, 12:00:16 pm »
Nice photo!

I'm keen to see some of the vids if you can get hold of them.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:58:26 am »
Yeah it sucks but I'm used to it =:=

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