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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Injured Reserve

Tuesday afternoon I was chugging away on my elliptical when I started having stabbing pains in my left hip.  I don't think I did anything weird, but after a couple minutes the pains started getting worse so I slowed down until I finished my planned 20 minutes on the machine.  It quit hurting a few minutes later, but my leg was stiff whenever I got up from my desk that night at work, so I decided to stay off the elliptical for a couple days and just do my nightly walks outside.

Walking outside is a nice break in my workday, but on Friday I wore the wrong shoes, choosing my old favorite dress shoes because I couldn't remember why I stopped wearing them.  I remembered about halfway through my walk: they have little zippers on the side of each foot, and the right one won't stay up.  This makes the shoe too loose, my foot slides around a lot, and by the time I finished walking my loop I had a quarter sized blister on the bottom of my foot.  Yep, the bottom.  No getting around that. I get a reminder every time I take a step.

Then on Saturday, Walker, Diva, and I went grocery shopping.  I was digging around in my purse looking for the shopping list on the way into the store, but I should have been paying attention because one of the trucks in the parking lot had a big tow bar sticking out from it's backside and I walked smack into it.  Hard.  I hit the dang thing just under the knee on my right leg.  I was rewarded with a ginormous bruise in a really pretty shade of purple.

I think I'll just read a book today.  
 

7 comments:

  1. Exercise can wait. When you are accident prone like this, you must be so careful, not to injure yourself further. Rest. Read. Enjoy. Quilt free. Take care.

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  2. Did I just say QUILT free. LOL I meant GUILT free. I can see where this day is heading.

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  3. I think you had better just stay quiet and do not move. Sounds like you are in a spell of nothing going right.

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    1. You ladies make me laugh - and you're very wise!

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  4. Ouch! That sounds like it hurt a lot. Take it easy.

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  5. Hey Girl, Some days we just can't get it together. I hope things are smoothing out by now.
    I tripped over something a few weeks ago and got me a nice blue bump on the front of my leg just above my ankle. It was days or maybe a week before that bump went down.
    Be careful.

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  6. Yikes! Sounds like reading a good book is a good idea. I have only been able to do the bike at the gym ever since I broke that toe and wrecked the tendon. I don't know if I'll ever get back on the elliptical or treadmill. It's frustating! And now my husband will not be doing any skiing or hiking any time soon, which really is his joy in life.

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