Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ain't Nothing Gonna Break-a My Stride

About 10 days ago I fell down some of our stairs and bruised my tailbone. Unfortunately there's not much to be done for a bruised tailbone aside from avoiding hard seats and taking ibuprofen. No butt casts I guess.

After the birthday party I was in alot of pain, from stupidly moving picnic tables myself and then climbing on top of them to hang balloons and sitting on the hard seats to rest. It was this same kind of clumsy naive spirit that got me hurt on the job two times...once leaving a permanent scar on my hand and the other giving me a contusion on the top of my foot. Yeah, worker's comp loves me.

Anyway, come Sunday I had all but given up on the idea of walking the Indy 500 half-marathon, which is in 3 WEEKS! I could barely move.

I guess some prayer, ibuprofen and wine must have cured me since then because I'm doing so much better. I still can't sit at the kitchen table for very long but I did complete a 4 mile walk this morning. I've gone this far on the treadmill but today was the first time to go that far with both kids in the double stroller. It took about 1 hr 45 min but they hung with me. I brought snacks and toys and had to engage Tessa in lots of conversations about the trees and dogs we saw, but we did it!

Now this weekend our goal is to get someone to watch the kids so Jer and I can do that same route two times. 8 miles without dying?...I'm not sure but we'll try. I just have to remember not to move any furniture before then.

1 comment:

LeeandLoren said...

Hang in there, I know you can do it! Sneak a bottle of wine along with you for the moments when you want to quit, that will help tons, I'm sure!