Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Curses! Foiled again - I am queen of the dumb injury

I smile, he plots his next move...
Knock on wood, I haven't gotten injured actually running. However, this is the second time in my short running career, where I'll be sidelined due to some other dumb thing.

If you've been following me for a while, you might remember this horror of horrors of when I injured my toe nail with the fridge door, resulting in losing my big toe nail and being in a good deal of pain for a few weeks...

Now, the latest.  Yesterday, in typical 3 year old fashion, my son dumped his bowl of cereal on the floor. As I got on my hands and knees to pick it up, my son decided to climb up on to my left calf with both feet - 35 pounds or so of a bouncing toddler on your calf, probably isn't great. I yelped and got him off as quick as possible but Mommy's not sure she can run on it now.  As it was happening, a searing pain shot up the back of my calf and through my foot, cramping it up.  I'm not in agony or anything but my ankle and the area feels a little tweaked. Almost like when you "lightly" roll your ankle. I can walk on it - and it doesn't hurt enough to even have to pop an advil but I'm wondering if I should rest it for a few days?

It's very annoying because I wanted to run today, as I was putting on my running clothes I spoke to my best friend who thought it would be dumb to run and potentially aggravate this thing. She advised resting it and unfortunately, the small voice inside has been telling me that too.  

BOOO. Not my week! First the smelly guy / baggy pants incident of Monday and now this. All I want to do is get my freakin' run on. 

What would you do?

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