So, a weird thing happened last night – I threw my back out! I suppose in the grand scheme of things its not that strange, but here are some things that seemed off about the whole thing:
- I’m only 30! And someone told me 30 is the new 20 (lies. I told myself that.) But seriously, I’m not “throw your back out” old yet.
- I’m a model of physical fitness! (LOLOLOLOLOLZZZZ) Ok, but in all seriousness, I am a reasonably fit human being that exercises regularly, and maintains a reasonable weight.
- I generally avoid heavy lifting, or even light lifting. Picking up objects and moving them is so 2012.
- I have never really had back problems before.
I suppose it’s possible that I just randomly threw my back out. BUT, here’s the kicker – the two guys I share a work space with (that are the same age as me) have also thrown out their backs in the past few months! I suppose it could just be karma getting me back for making fun of them for being old and out of shape (Damn my sass-mouth!!!)
|The torture chamber.|
So, we had a pow-wow this morning at work, and determined we have crappy desk furniture, because three young healthy people should not hurt their backs in such a short amount of time. (if ever.) Luckily, my back pain seems minor (compared to what they went through) and I don’t foresee physical therapy or anything drastic in my future. As a means of getting better equipment, we came up with the plan to demand radical and expensive change that would naturally be shot down, (for example lunch time personal massages and a zen meditation garden) in hopes that the compromise could be new chairs.
Obviously, given the choice, I would have never had a “desk job.” I would be much more suited to be like a forest park ranger, or a circus acrobat (fun gingerfoxxx fact: My ancestors were circus trapeze artists! The more you know.) Despite the fact that I like what I do, and I seem well suited for it, my biggest regret is that I spend so much time sitting. And no matter how many lunch break adventures or walking breaks I take, I still sit hunched over a computer for
8 9 hours a day.
Have you ever demanded upgraded tools for your job? Do you have an interesting way to move/keep active during the work day?
Is your job also trying to kill you???