Friday, February 4, 2011

Me And My Stupid Foot

This morning, there was a thin layer of ice on everything, but I got up and went to the gym anyway. It's only two miles from the house.
I wanted to do the Spin class at 5:15, however, when I GOT there, there were only 3 cars in the parking lot.

Spin was cancelled. One of my training buddies came in and suggested we just play basketball.
I don't play basketball so I said "sure".

We really didn't play basketball, we ended up doing a bunch of drills, which I have to admit was a good workout.
That's when I decided it would be fun to show off my prowess with a hackeysack on the basketball.

Everything was going great after 9 or 10 kicks, but then it started getting away from me. I went after it and leaped to get that last kick off the wall. When I came down, my right foot just folded underneath to the inside.
I heard several cracks and pops as I crashed to the floor in excruciating pain. Many curses and swears spewed forth from my mouth. Haha
I knew I had messed it up. The first thing that ran through my mind was:
This is really going to put a damper on my training.
Then I thought about our trip to Vegas in a couple weeks.
Anyway, my friend came running over and said it was definitely sprain. The swelling was almost instantaneous.

After sitting there for a while with an ice pack on it, I finally decided to go home. I managed to drive veeeeery slowly. I didn't want to leave my Jeep at the gym.
Amy and I went to the ER Minor Care place and got X-rays and all that good stuff.
My ankle is sprain, and my foot is broken. Lovely.

It's in a splint now, but I'll get a cast at the orthodontist next week.
I keep trying to figure out a way to keep training. Not being able to swim is going to suck... I guess I can work upper body at home, maybe figure out some upper leg exercises, some way to get my heart rate to a cardio level. I bet there are some good ideas online...

On the PLUS side: I won't be at work until the cast comes off. That means a lot of free time to make music, and videos, and write! Outstanding.


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