Monday, June 30, 2014
Saturday evening, during half time of one of the World Cup soccer matches, I went for a walk. I had been stuck inside most of the day because of the rain, and wanted to get in a spot of exercise and fresh air. I walked a big circle around my neighborhood. It's familiar and generally well-lit so there should have been no problem. But on the way home, I tripped over a curb that I didn't see and fell hard. I walk fast and I fell fast. This was at 11 PM!
I was a little shook up when I got home, but nothing was broken. Both wrists and my right knee hurt pretty bad, though. Ice! I only had about 4 cubes of ice in my freezer, along with a cool pack that I use for my lunch box. AND a bag of green beans! The bag of beans ended up being the best ice pack ever for my knee while I used the ice cubes for my wrists and chilled a couple of gel packs to continue icing overnight.
Yesterday I was still quite sore but there was hardly any swelling. Today, the pain is even less. My left wrist is definitely sprained and my right knee is a little sore but I only feel that when I do stairs. This shouldn't put much of a kink in my exercise, so today I am thankful for that bag of green beans. Who knew?