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I Will Catch Up!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Oh, I didn't even want to blog about it. Can't believe I did it. But yes, I did. Thursday morning I knocked a casserole dish full of chili off the second shelf of the refrig around bleary-eyed 6:30am. It hit my right foot and shattered between my feet. I had to pull four shards out of my feet - two in each. It was one of those scenes: pushing dog trying to eat shard-filled food away, trying to remove glass and apply direct pressure to blood -- if not exactly gushing -- more than trickling, wiping up chili splattered in strange places throughout the refrigerator and even up my shirt. Aaargh. The voice says again for the 400th time "even if you are slender, you are just as much a klutz as you were heavy." No, no I'm not, I answer, kind of convincing myself.

OK. Now deal with reality. When I tried to put on a running shoe yesterday and again this morning, I got blood on my sock and it hurt. No good. OK. More flexibility called for. I skipped my planned 6.5 miles run this morning. I went and bought a new pair of Crocs that don't stress my sore spots. Then I rode the stationary bike for 45 minutes and did a really good session of strength training. I tried the elliptical gingerly and did 15 minutes. So I got my cardio in. Hoping I can run again by Tuesday. I'll be visiting my mom in South Dakota. We'll see.

I may be just a bit behind on my training for the half marathon in November, but I will catch up!!
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    1985 days ago
    1989 days ago
    You know you're having a bad day when! I'm so sorry that you are experiencing this set-back. The good news is that you are clever enough to work around it. From the looks of your face on Saturday, I think you had a pretty good workout even though it was on the bike and not running. emoticon
    Hopefully your feet will heal quickly and you can get back into "training" mode. Have a wonderful visit with Mom at her new place. See you when you get back!
    1990 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2012 7:45:28 PM
    emoticon Sorry you hurt your feet.

    I think trying to not use them cut up feet may be a

    option until they are healed a bit anyways.

    Persistent I would say is your main describing trait for sure.

    Hope your back up and running once your healed a bit. emoticon
    1990 days ago
    I think the worst thing is that it happened at 6:30 in the morning! There should be a LAW against any catastrophes before coffee. I cut my toe once on a casserole cover that went flying off the counter while I was trying to get dinner on the table - it required a few stitches and I had to cut the straps off a pair of sandals to fit the bandaged toe into something to wear to work.

    Seriously, I do hope you are heal quickly and are running soon. Enjoy your trip.
    1991 days ago
    I have absolutely no doubt that you will Marsha! Still, I'm sorry you had such a rough start to your day. I hope you have a better tomorrow! Mend quickly!

    1991 days ago
    Oh man. That is NOT a good way to start a day...


    Hang in there!
    1991 days ago
    Good luck with a speedy recovery.
    I hope it heals soon, and you are back on track.

    At 6.30am, that is easy done!

    1991 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Wow! So painful, and so brave of you to push through it and find ways to get exercise in! Well done!! Somehow, I don't think you will get too far behind! You never give in and never give up! Glad you found something you can wear comfortably on your feet! Here is hoping you heal fast and with healthy eating and lots of freggies, you will!
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    1991 days ago
    So sorry about your foot injury. NOT a klutz: just the kind of thing that can happen to anyone, especially when you're tired. Can't believe you had to clean it all up yourself while you were bleeing: I would have been calling for help!!

    Your persistentce with exercise is totally impressive. Be kind to yourself, Marsha . . . fitness is important (and you know you will always get back to that) but so too is recovery.
    1991 days ago
    Oh you poor thing! :( I hope you are able to run again soon!
    1991 days ago
  • JOHAL52
    Ugh! But you are AMAZING for persevering on and doing all that exercise!
    1991 days ago
    OH Oweeeie!!! I'm so sorry that sounds so painful!! glad to hear your not letting it hold you back. I believe you will catch up!! emoticon
    1991 days ago
    OUCH! but good for you, finding alternate ways to keep moving! Enjoy your visit with your Mom. And have a Blessed Day!
    1991 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Ouch, Marsha! AND, the same thing happened to me except I didn't catch any shrapnel! I think there are demons in the 'fridge!
    Way to work around your mishap! Let everything mend and you will slowly come back to your training. Trust me when I say that you will be fine for your Half!
    1991 days ago
    Oh my sounds like me!! darn! Crocs are great though and should keep you comfy. You will heal and be back to running in no time!
    1991 days ago
    I've been known to do that too. Where is your mom
    in South Dakota? I am sure you will have some
    great weather as it will be cool for the next week
    with just a chance of rain on Wednesday.
    Take good care of your feet. Hope it doesn't hurt
    too much. HUGS!
    1991 days ago
    Oh Lordie what bad luck, I couldn't agree with ONEKIDSMOM more, she's hit the nail on the head.
    emoticon Marsha emoticon
    1991 days ago
    Sigh. Life has that remarkable tendency to throw a monkey wrench into the best laid plans, huh? Still, your priorities are clear:

    1) Recovery from the injury.
    2) Visit your Mom (you'll just be one state away from me when you do).
    3) Cross train as appropriate to support the success of 1 & 2.

    When recovery is good enough to start back, go slow and gentle at first. Do not risk complicating the injury by an overuse right off the bat!

    You already know all that... just being mom-ly! emoticon emoticon
    1991 days ago
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