Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Joining the Injured List

As I sit here on a package of frozen squash, it is time to admit that my right hip is injured. You will hear no more of the "it's minor, I'm not concerned" that I have been saying since it first became a problem when I stumbled at MMT. Sunday, I fell three times at Nipmuck when I couldn't lift the right foot high enough to clear the trail. Tonight I fell in the same way, catching my right foot on the ground when I was trying to swing it through while pushing off of the left. There was no trail to blame tonight, it was bare, level, paved road. And if that wasn't enough to convince me to join the injured list, there are the Nipmuck race photos that show my right leg crossing way over the left at a strange angle with every stride. Enough! I admit it! I'm injured.

No running for a while, that's for sure. Tonight I made it about two miles from home before stumbling and falling. I decided then and there I wouldn't run another step until I got it checked out. So I turned around and walked back home. It is one thing running through the not-so-good part of town in a skimpy running top and short running shorts, it is something completely different WALKING through town in the same outfit. While running, people hardly seem to take notice of me. But WALKING seems to be an invitation for harassment from the local rednecks, which I was in no mood for. (No offense to any local rednecks who might read this). It hasn't been a very good evening.

My plan is to sit on this squash for a while tonight, then make a call to my doctor tomorrow.

9 comments:

  1. Laurel, sorry to hear your hip isn't getting better. I hope the rest does your body good.

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  2. Well you took the first step: admitting you're injured. Rest isn't that bad, honest.

    Rednecks? Blogs? I can't believe you got both words in a sentence! Me guessin' they ain't sittin' around reading blogs. Not enough pictures :-)

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  3. Damn! Injuries suck, no doubt about it. Sorry!

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  4. Yikes, hope it turns out not to be too bad. Heal quick!

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  5. Hhmmmnn...I got lost at skimpy top and short shorts......seriously though...take care of that injury ... sometimes it is just so hard to admit it.

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  6. Laurel, Take care of that leg. No sense causing any more damage. Take it easy for a couple of weeks and once the doctor gives you her/his advise, get a second opinion. Take care.

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  7. Laurel, nothing a little rest, arnica and healing won't cure. We'll have you ready for the VT 100 in no time. ;-)
    KC

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  8. For some people it's not easy to run. For you, it's not easy NOT to run, so, I know this is tough. Hopefully it's nothing major. Nothing that a short amount of time won't heal. Do what you can to heal up quickly!

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  9. Nice job at Nipmuck - - wished to hear more good news of another super long run...not u sitting on squash, take it easy and get fixed up soon ya'hear.

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