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On my way out the door to work this morning, I ended up on the concrete.

I don’t know what happened, except there was a snap and a landing on the left knee and a terrible feeling in the right foot.  I’m not sure why I can’t ever have a “cool” injury. I always do something butt stupid.

The neighbor was in his driveway across the street, saw the whole thing, and I was so humiliated that I hopped up, leaving my purse, yogurt and work bag in the yard, dragging my right leg behind me and dinging the doorbell a million times for someone to let me in. I had grass all over me, where I apparently rolled off the driveway and into the grass.

Immediately, I was hysterical, crying. Thinking not about: “how am I going to drive to work,” but rather, “Oh no no no no no New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans.”

One hour post-fall. Right Foot.

The Expert will be home to take me to the ortho at 2:30. Right now, I cannot put any pressure on it to walk, so I am hopping around the house. The crutches we have are upstairs (which for future reference – is a bloody stupid place to store crutches).

Left Knee.

I am trying so hard not to freak out.  But I am freaked out.

And I can’t stop crying. I’m blubbering and blubbering.  I’m not seeing a run in my future anytime soon. Or a bike.  Or a flutter kick.  Here, I go again, crying. Okay. Breathing. Going to doctor, see what she has to say.

Two hours later… not looking better.

Not going to find the sky falling yet…..


(Even if it’s a crawl?)
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  • Barb

    February 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Oh NO!!!! I would feel the same way as you. Obsessing over every twinge and bruise between now and the ortho appt. I'm so sorry – here's hoping it's just a hiccup in the training and nothing serious.

  • Matthew Smith

    February 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Ouch! I'm so sorry you took a spill this morning! I hope that huge bump will go away quickly. You've still have 54 days till New Orleans, so if the pain and swelling go away quickly, then you can get back out there. Let us know how the visit to the ortho doc went.

  • brickstrainingmomma

    February 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I am so sorry – I am pretty new to your blog, and honestly had a fall recently while on a run and dislocated my JAW! I sincerely hope you are feeling better soon – if you want something to laugh about maybe if would make you feel better to hear about another klutz story – (and, you were brave to post pics – I didn't, but will share the nasty pic of my chin if it might make you chuckle a bit – email me!)

    Anyway, hope to hear a positive report and best of luck – I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    Lisa B


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