Wild Children

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Lily Trotters: Fitness + Fashion + Medical

by WildChild

Lily Trotters Testimonial!

Growing up I was an athlete, running from practice to practice, sometimes up to three after school.  I THRIVED off the competition and physical demands of athletics.

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Junior year I was all set to start scouting out colleges to play field hockey and/or basketball until I was diagnosed with Chronic Compartment Syndrome.  For those who do not know this condition it feels like your legs are on FIRE.

Additional information (source WebMD):

Groups of organs or muscles are organized into areas called compartments. Strong webs of connective tissue called fascia form the walls of these compartments.

After an injury, vigorous exercise, blood or edema (fluid resulting from inflammation or injury) may accumulate in the compartment. The tough walls of fascia cannot easily expand, and compartment pressure rises, preventing adequate blood flow to tissues inside the compartment. Severe tissue damage can result, with loss of body function or even death.

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I played through the pain with lots of PT, electrical muscle stimulation, ice baths, until it was unbearable and decided to forego my senior year Varsity Basketball season for a double fasciotomy on both my legs.  The surgery was unsuccessful.

Life was tough for a while, I identified as an athlete, it was who I was.  So instead of giving up on my active lifestyle I slowly began to try long distance running.  I researched the best techniques, trained, stretched, educated myself and began to do longer and longer distances but was limited by my pace and distance.

When I found out about Lily Trotters and the benefits compression socks could have for my condition I was so ready to get them on and go for a run. Not only could I run further and faster, but my recovery time was cut in half.  It was also easy to keep up with my Siberian Husky 🙂 My ice calf sleeves for recovery weren’t even necessary anymore!  lt2

Not to mention these socks are aesthetically pleasing!  My MA in Fashion and Textile Marketing makes me a very picky dresser, even when I am “on the run”.

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Lily Trotters Kickstarter campaign launches July 14th, 2015!  Be sure to sign up here to get special deals and all the information necessary!

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A Letter To My Sister / E.E. Cummings

by WildChild

As a child I was the little rebel, the brat in timeout, the girl with her tongue sticking out while “in the chair”. You were the one who smiled sweetly, warmed peoples hearts with you cute words of “I love so and so” …. and it usually ended with “God”.  Those home videos still do make me crack up.

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You have this ambition and air about you that exudes a quiet type of confidence.  Not the normal type, the type that you have the ability to do what you need to do to sleep well at night, help others, be a great friend, lovely daughter, caring sister, and amazing fiance.   girl-hair-photography-sunshine-Favim.com-527749

When I think of courage, I think of you. When I think of love, I think of you. When I think of respect, I think of you. You are a pioneer and you are so good at being the older sister, I almost think you were born just to guide me. Pick me up when I fall down.  “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”
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If I were sentimental enough, I would say this to your face, oh wait that is my duty in a short few weeks.  But being who I am you will receive the love in public but always filled with silly side notes for self preservation, you probably taught me this as well.

This wedding has been coming for quite some time, but today it truly dawned on me today that you really found your person and that is what you deserve, pure happiness.  You will always be moving forward but you are never someone to leave others behind.  If we weren’t hundreds of miles away I would hug you because even though I’ve caught up to you in height, you still make me feel like a little girl.  So I’ll say this quietly and so softly you might never hear it because I hope you already know…. i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart).  And as always, thank you for being you.

The Future of Music: Thoughts by Jim Morrison

by WildChild

In a 1969 interview with Doors frontman Jim Morrison, one of the best musicians to ever live, was speculating about the future of music.  His predictions were correct…

The new generation’s music … will have a synthesis of those two elements and some third thing.  It might rely heavily on electronics, tapes. I can kind of envision, maybe, one person with a lot of machines: tapes, electronic setups, singing or speaking, using machines.

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Morrison’s words are almost a perfect description of the technological enhancements in music:  Skrillex, deadmau5, The Knife, and many more.

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one foot in the grave. one foot in the shower.

by WildChild

“Eagle in the dark
Feathers in the pages.
Monkeys in my heart
Are rattling their cages.

Found a way to blue
And another ghost to follow
Said “it’s only up to you”
And that’s the hardest pill to swallow.”

Gary Jules

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Free Bird

by WildChild

I have moved on.  On with my life in the ways of area code, personality, and state of mind.  Our love, too much or too little, I will never know.  In the end I think of you fondly. Now I think rationally about you, you are older.  You need a life to build.

I wonder will you find that one person that gets under your skin yet makes you love her due to to her quirks and artsy thoughts?  Will you find that girl?  I hope you do.  I knew you settled before, I knew I challenged you in more ways than one, but I know you deserve something true, honest.

I hope you get there and even though I may never know, I hold out hope that you don’t stop looking and never, ever, settle.

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you had me at “yes, these come in black.” // A Selfish Selfridges Love Story

by WildChild

Oh, Selfridges.  I have mixed emotions about jetting across the pond, back to my native country and leaving you on Oxford Street, all alone.  Hardly, you are a filthy cheater.  Selfridges, let ‘s be honest here.  You ALWAYS have been the one, since 1909.  No blame is possible for your wicked charms that make my feet feel at home in your leather combat boots, snake skin pumps, and over-the-knee black suede boots.  Selfridges, you are a beautiful thing.  I never stood a chance.  We never did.

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“The Opening of the Trunk” Jim Morrison

by WildChild

Moment of inner freedom

when the mind is opened & the

infinite universe revealed

& the soul is left to wander

dazed and confus’d searching

here & there for teachers and friends.

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“Then leave me in the rain. Wait until my clothes cling to my frame” Daughter

by WildChild

So leave me in the cold
Wait until the snow covers me up
So I cannot move
So I’m just embedded in the frost
Then leave me in the rain
Wait until my clothes cling to my frame
Wipe away your tear stains
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Well this is torturous electricity
Between both of us and this is
Dangerous, ’cause I want you so much
But I hate your guts. I want you so much
But I hate your guts.

“These are photos of locomotion. Silent visions of things turned up past their load. The tremble of the nightclub, the dive of backstage temporaries, electricity flung like paint through space, the face, the posture, the vehicle that hounds the road, sweats. I know when we’re looking straight on, we’re looking straight through. And I suppose it’s the drift and swing, that shows you who you are, and that music is a force and really is, all it’s cracked up to be. These photos make me remember everything.” Alison Mosshart

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