In June 2021, I failed to reach my goal of completing nine hours of running or rowing at moderate intensity in the final four days of the month. Nevertheless, I learned several things from the attempt, which will probably improve my exercise performance going forward.
Artemide Microlight by Ernesto Gismodi, founder of Artemide Group, who sadly passed away in January 2021.
Glass coasters by Country Road.
Mionix Alioth desk pad.
Kinesis mechanical keypad with custom SA Dasher numpad keycaps by Signature Plastics.
Kinesis contoured keyboard Model 100. I have two Model 100s in my collection; both are functional but this one is in much better condition than the other.
I suffered a clinical relapse of ulcerative colitis in January 2021.
The code snippet I used to implement a Search form in the primary navigation menu of my website, built on the Genesis Framework and Dynamik Website Builder.
When using SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin out of the box, the display output of the ampersand (&) is
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A guide on how to display post excerpts on the blog and category pages, except selected categories, for which full posts are shown, using the Genesis Framework.
I sprained my back two weeks ago, probably from excessive rowing. My last row (72 minutes) was on October 7, 2020, after which the low back pain was too severe for me to do any exercise. In addition to the pain, the back was as stiff as a board from muscle spasm, presumably of the lumbar region of the erector spinae. I wasn’t able to stand up straight for about a week. Therefore, any exercise was out of the question. I went for a 48-minute slow jog on October 19, 2020. I took a break on October 20, 2020 because I was aching a little in the low back and in the lower limbs, and I really didn’t want to inadvertently injure myself further before my medical appointment on October 21 (yesterday). I was feeling generally unwell yesterday, so I took the day off exercise. This afternoon, I did a light row for 60 minutes without any issue. Throughout the row, I was extremely careful to maintain my form. There is some residual pain when rolling in bed but this seems to be improving in the past few days.
I attended a scheduled appointment with my gastroenterologist this morning. My full blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein were all normal. My ulcerative colitis remains in clinical remission.
The plan is to continue my current dose of Salofalk, i.e. 1 gram b.d., and repeat the bloods in three months, with a view to reduce the dose of Salofalk to 500 grams b.d. if all goes well. 🤞
I had a scheduled repeat PSA test yesterday and a follow-up appointment with my urologist yesterday morning. Yesterday’s PSA level was 1.25 ng/mL (normal range: 0 – 2.5), even lower than the 1.75 ng/mL on June 3, 2020. My urologist suggested I try stopping the Hytrin, which I had been taking every night. I skipped the Hytrin last night without any untoward effect. I think my urinary tract woes are truly behind me. My next appointment with the urologist is in a year’s time, i.e. October 1, 2021. I’ll have a repeat PSA test at that time.