Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fall down, go boom.....

It's no secret that I'm a clutz. If there is somewhere to fall I will, even if there is NO reason to fall, I'll do it anyway. It's one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place, so I would have somewhere to document my injuries. In my old house I routinely fell down the basement stairs, many times per year, sober or after a few drinks, it didn’t matter. Sometimes I fell because I was in a hurry which was my own fault but other times just walking down the stairs I'd trip on nothing and down I'd go.  The worst was when I'd fall while carrying things down the stairs, usually a basket of laundry so at least it made my landing a little softer. Continuing that trend I have taken tumbles on the stairs at my current house. I'm an equal oportunity faller, I fall at my house, your house, in the mall, on the streets, like I said, anywhere. It's been well documented in this blog that I fall off my bike, ALOT, rarely when it's moving and of course I have fallen down while running.. No reason, I just fell down.

This morning I walked out of the GO station turned the corner and started walking along the sidewalk beside the gym, wandering along minding my own business. I don't walk slow but I don't race. In fact as I was walking I was thinking about how the weather had really warmed up and I could probably go for a wussy run, I say wussy because I don't run outside in the freezing cold… and boom out of nowhere, down I went. I felt my right ankle roll and couldn't do a damn thing to break my fall, before I knew it I was sprawled out on the sidewalk in the mud!! About 10 women helped me up and it must have been quite the fall considering how many people stopped to ask if I was ok. I was disappointed that no one gave me a rating though, my friends would have all stood there and laughed at me and rated it! I am going to give it a 9.0 based on how much mud I was covered in not to mention the fact that I couldn't get up and run away immediately. 

I stood there for a minute to catch my breath and started to walk towards the office, realized the best I could muster was a hobble so I hobbled to the offfice. At first it was really painful and I had to stop a few times but after a couple of minutes it felt a bit better. It was a SLOW hobble/limp to the office. I arrived and my co-workers were quite impressed with the amount of mud on my jacket and pants (and I believe my ass). I was hoping I could just sit for a bit to rest my foot and see what was going to happen but no, I had a meeting in another building so I left 10 minutes early to get here in time. Once here my co-worker and I assessed the damage, pulled up my pantleg and yup, my ankle is twice the size of the other one. 

So, I'm waiting a bit to see what happens, I have a drawer full of ibuprofen back at my desk which I will take if I need to and I'm not sure but there may be ice in a first aid kit around here somewhere. If nothing else I can go across the street to the Rabba store and get a bag of frozen peas. I can't do that til I'm out of this meeting though. It hurts, but what's worse, I am dying for a coffee!!! 

And how is your day??

That's all I got... that better be all!!

**Update, I have the BEST co-workers!  One just came back to the meeting room with a bag full o'snow because we don't have icepacks  AND she brought me a coffee..

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, now I am TOTALLY convinced we are sisters separated at Birth!! First the Wine, and then the deepest of feelings for our beloved Tassimo’s…and just coffee in general!! Of course, then there is the Longo’s salad, hell any food in general. Now the random, epic falls that come out of nowhere and make us do the next best thing…Laugh at ourselves for it because really what else can we do??…lol!!! Feel better and I want pictures of that bag of peas on the ankle!!
Heather

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am going to start a bubble wrap line of clothing, expecting you to be my top customer

She said I need a goal said...

Heather, they were right when they said we'd get along well. We are the same in the things we like AND even the things we don't like haha!

BDD, I will be, trust me. ;-)

One Crazy Penguin said...

Best coworker ever!

I'm the same as you though. I can trip over a cordless phone. It's strange though since I'm really coordinated when playing sports, but when I'm just in normal life it's Cutzy McGee.

Hope the ankle starts to feel better soon!

PS - You know what helps ankle swelling? Lots of wine! It's a blood thinner :)

Still Running said...

It's your blog and we all would have totally believed a more awe-inspiring story about how you hurt your ankle -- saving a small child from being hit by a bus for example. You're just too honest! Hope it feels better soon.

Jason said...

I just started tearing up from laughter at BDDs comment.

Hope you are alright and I knew I liked you because you and my wife have the same gene. The fall down go boom gene. Although she hasn't fallen since she has been wearing the c-prime bracelet. Coincidence? Maybe but I am not going to dissuade her one bit.

Caratunk Girl said...

Dude, I am totally a clutz. I hope you are OK. I like BDD's bubble wrap comment. I almost wrote his first name....

Cute bunny.

JohnP said...

go swim, it'll feel better in no time. Swimming heals all!!

Hope you feel better soon. If I slipped like that, I definitely would have just gone home. And billed the company for my wasted time anyways lol.

My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

If it makes you feel better, I keep an ice pack and a tensor bandage at work because I always have some running injury

Julie said...

I can sympathize...I used to fall over the smallest pebbles. I'm better now but still have my moments. Hope the swelling goes down and all is well.

ree_ti_ree said...

You are the exact opposite of the phrase: "A picture is worth a thousand words." In your case, a thousand words is worth a picture. Create a positive image for your next blog!!

Matty O said...

HAHAHAHAHA AT JP. I would have billed for half a day... I HAVE A CONSCIOUS! LOL.

Bummer on that fall though. Sucks before work because you have to sit in that messy clothes :(

Hope the ankle is ok. I have a bad right ankle that rolls at least 3 times a year, takes a good week to get back to running shape :(

VanAwesome! said...

LOL!!! OH MAN!!! woman that sux :(....but love how you wrote this while at work LOL!

Runnrgrrl said...

great story! get better. i walk into walls and also occasionally fall. oh well. makes us look like tough chicks! :)