You can't make this stuff up! - Why a laundry cart is keeping me from running today

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wow am I stubborn!

Posting this and making it public partly to keep myself from going out and doing what I know I shouldn't do.

Last night was our first night in costume at rehearsal. For the past two weeks, during one scene I have a moment where I jump out of a laundry cart. Now, when we first started doing this, I startled everyone by having an easy time actually doing that.... thank you ballet for giving me NBA quality jump ability!

Last night, I put on the costume. No problem. I can move really easily in it. Then, for that scene, I put on rubber gloves. Not thinking much about it, I started to do the jump. I place my hands on the shoulders of my two minions (I get minions in this show) and they guide me forward while I take care of the "up". Well.. my gloved hands slipped on their arms a little, and my right foot caiught on the edge of the laundry cart.... and there I was, almost flinging myself off the stage. Thankfully I landed ON stage, and finished the scene. When I checked my foot later (probably too much later) the top of my ankle where I made contact with the cart was all red and swoolen. It hurt more and more as the night went on (thankfully that was my last scene).

This is my weird life... which I love, but today it's leaving me sad.

Because I had a run scheduled for today and my ankle and foot still hurt. Mostly it hurts to point and flex, but it aches enough that I'm aware of it most of the time, and randomly will just hurt more. So... as much as I keep trying to change my own mind, I'm not running today. I might go to dance class (going to test some things and decide), but running when regular walking doesn't feel good sounds like a bad plan.

I know I won't lose anything big by missing a run, but I'm stubborn, and hate giving any ground. Still, hopefully by taking it easy today and taking my usual "restish" day tomorrow I'll be back in form by Thursday.

Is it weird or cool that my on the job hazards include flinging myself off the edge of a stasge with a poorly executed jump out of a laundry cart?
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    Funny, but not really...glad you were not hurt too seriously, but the pain is telling you to stay off it for a while, I'd say. Good luck, and speedy healing!
    1834 days ago
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