Saturday, September 15, 2012
Argh! Taking a walk with DD this evening, I didn't notice that the sidewalk was cut away and managed to step on the edge of a well-disguised hole just perfectly to flip my ankle and fall to the ground. We were about 3/4 of a mile from home, and had to limp the rest of the way back.
I'm applying RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation), but it's just *so* frustrating to be hurt. I have another 350 miles of riding to get in this year. But even more, I have always had a tendency to fall, and I've been so proud of myself that I've been healthy and not had an accident throughout the whole summer. Having my hubby tell me that I needed to stop hurting myself just cut me to the heart. I know he means it in a loving way, but I really needed to be reminded of how well I've been doing, not how I am a klutz. I want to be graceful, and aware of my body. Not clumsy and given to falling. It's been over a year since I took a tumble, and there have been a number of times when I've found myself noticing a possible fall and avoiding it. I've been pleased with myself, and now I feel like all that confidence has been stolen away. I want to cry.
Fingers crossed that it's minor....