Friday, April 11, 2008


So just as I'm really getting into this walking thing I go and mess up my knee! I swear... sometimes I can't win!

Last night I was at the other house - stopped by to visit hubby and see what progress he's made and remembered all of a sudden that I'd told my daughter I'd pick my grandson up from day care for her because she had to work late. I flew like the wind through the back yard and just as I approached the house I tripped and smacked my knee on the cement steps and then proceeded to smack my face against the side of the house. I felt my nose go smoosh and before I could stand up there was blood pouring out of it. I was so concerned about that as I yelled for hubby who was still out back - and being late to get my grandson - that I didn't even notice my knee. Not to worry. It let me know loud and clear about10 minutes later as the swelling kicked in.

Poor hubby didn't know what the heck happened. He came running only to find me with my face in my hands catching blood. Suffice to say my nose doesn't appear broken (it's straight at least!) and I am able to walk much better today than last night. I have quite a lump over my eyebrow that has been giving me more pain than my nose actually.

Anyway....I am truly a klutz. On the first day of school several years ago I fell and tore my thumb ligament from the bone and ended up having surgery and wearing a cast for 9 weeks. 'Twas truly interesting since I was teaching Ceramics and Sculpture that semester!

So - I'm hoping that all mends quickly because I really want to go on that hike Sunday with my sisters and nieces! Yesterday I racked up 7,800 steps which was pretty good considering from 6 PM on, I was on the couch with ice on my knee.

Today I braved it and went to school. I hobbled a tad but it wasn't bad. I've done 5014 steps so far. I won't be taking my walk though. Rest is best at this point until the swelling goes down.

Last summer when I really got into the walking routine I broke my toe! Oh well - I'm not going to let this stop me. The pedometer has me consciously taking MANY more steps than I normally would. Like getting the mail. I'd always pull my car up to the mailbox on my way home from work. Not now! I pull into the driveway - park and walk to the box. Hey - that's about 100 steps! ANd I truly DO look for parking spaces that are farther away!

I guess I'm realizing how basically (ahem) lazy I can be. And the guy on "I Can Make You Thin" was right. If you measure it - you will do it. to start a fire in the wood stove. It's damp and chilly in here!

Happy Friday!


Grumpy Chair said...

Ouch is right. I hope you don't have two black eyes right now.

Hanlie said...

Well done for not letting that stop you! But as you say, rest up before going at it full blast again... I also used to be rather accident prone, but I'm much better these days.

Pattie said...

Oh Lora, my heart goes out to you! I can feel your pain from here. Don't push too hard: you don't want to do more harm than good, you know? But I'm rooting for you to take that hike this weekend!

PS - If you have a chance, head over to my blog and cast your vote... :-)

*ccc* said...

Ow ow ow ow!

Hope you're feeling better. That sounds like a nasty fall.

Take care of you and get some rest!

RunningNan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your fall.... It's best to take it easy for a little bit. I bet if you take the week off with RICE, then you will be just fine for your hike!

I was lucky enough to avoid my knee cap.. And the bag of doggie poo!

CactusFreek said...

You poor thing [[HUG]] :o/