Thursday, August 21, 2014
I TOTALLY SUCK! No one, EVER, has accused me of being graceful!
On Saturday I was on a 10-foot ladder cleaning the cobwebs/wasps nests on our front porch with a broom...when a GIGANTIC spider came flying out of its web and down the broom toward me!
I HATE , so did what any normal person would do -- I jerked back. Then the ladder started tottering, and down I fell. On the concrete porch. Flat on my back. ON TOP of the metal broom handle.
I thought I was OK. I cut my leg and arm pretty badly, but they'll heal. I walked 4.5 miles on Sunday (very slowly) and did bike class on Monday. But on Tuesday & Wednesday, I was a mess. SORE. BRUISED.
Yesterday I did two slow miles on my brand new treadmill. LOVING the treadmill and sooo sorry I couldn't crank it up and see what that baby could do! But by the evening even doing two slow miles I felt like I'd been run over by a Mack truck. My ribs were killing me. My glute was sore.
So today -- I went to the doctor today just to make sure I didn't crack any ribs.
Luckily, the answer is NO. Just bruising all over with strained muscles. Worth going to know for sure. Ibuprophen, a heating pad, and rest is the ticket. She thought it would be two weeks until I was able to do fitness center classes.
SOO...my Whole30 was a bust, I can't even get on my new treadmill...did you ever feel like the Universe was conspiring against you???
PS - MY TAKEWAY: I am now one of those "old people" who does stupid stuff they shouldn't be doing! From now on I'm NOT getting on a ladder unless I have someone else there to hold it. Live and learn, live and learn...