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Functional fitness for the win--except...


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rock wall: 1
Barb: 0

Always up for fitness on the job, that's why I volunteered to do some EW--Extreme Weeding in the rose gardens at work, including shoveling out old stumps. What I hadn't planned on was an old honeysuckle bush that had pretty much taken over everything, including working its way through the rock wall that the rose garden abuts. Picture it: foot on rock, pulling vine. Vine holds on for dear life, rock wall gives way.

I wasn't too high up, about five feet or less. And I hung on the edge just enough to think okay, I'm good. Then in slow motion, I went over and that's when I thought, okay, not good. It must be karma because I fell into...more weeds. I laid there for a bit and contemplated life, but didn't come up with any epiphanies.

Moral of the story: Rock walls, don't trust 'em unless you're the one who built' em. Also, honeysuckle is just bad news.


Not the one at work, but it looks sneaky.
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CTUPTON 7/18/2014 6:14AM

    Thank you for describing your harrowing fall so elegantly! Thank God for weeds to cushion your fall! chris

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 7/17/2014 6:03PM

    Glad you didn't land on rocks or poison ivy!

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OPTIMIST1948 7/17/2014 12:45PM

    Funny now, not so funny when it happened.

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PMRUNNER 7/17/2014 11:45AM

    At least it wasn't poising ivy!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/17/2014 6:43AM

    I hope you're not too banged up. I've had battles with weeds and rocks! My nemesis are raspberry canes.

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ICECUB 7/16/2014 5:59PM

    hope you didn't get hurt. honeysuckle smells so good

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/16/2014 5:11PM

    I understand. My Dad was always fighting with foliage, weeks, vines and once even a tree truck. Nature usually won there too.

I hope there aren't any serious injuries.

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