My shoulders feel like coiled springs – only not in that ‘ready to strike’ ninja-like way. More like the ‘consistently extremely tense’ kinda way.

I guess this is how bodybuilders feel all the time: angry for no reason and extremely tense in the neck and shoulders area.

It’s a real downer.

On the plus side, I’m not really angry for no reason. I’m not angry at all. In fact, I’ve managed to push through a little bit of the frustration and negativity. I’m becoming a better person. A better person with tenseness in the upper back area.

Going away helped me gain some perspective and bump the slump. Thanks Scotland!

Our tiny holiday apartment in Edinburgh had scarcely enough room for me to lie prone on a couple of cushions, tuck my feet under the bed, and repeatedly ‘sit up’. But I did it – and without hitting my head on the radiator.

Press-ups? Got them done too.

Onwards and repeatedly upwards.

In other news, my touring of other pledges has fallen by the wayside. While the Plagiarist herself, Lizzie Poulton is still going strong, I’ve veered off to dabble in a little of this and that. The good news is this week my ‘this’ was drawing, and I did that.