Nokie173 wrote:Sometimes when I force myself to do things… I don’t keep up with it… I tend to stick with what works for me and once in awhile I’ll try something new.
I may have worded that wrong - I LOVE running, so it isn't about forcing myself to do it - I am just afraid of hurting myself again! I actually decided not to run last week because I knew if I got shin splints I wouldn't be able to do the 5K with my mom. So I stuck with the elliptical instead.
We did the 5K yesterday morning and my mom did awesome! She has pulmonary fibrosis and possibly pulmonary hypertension, so we weren't sure if she would make it the entire 5K. We started out at the back of the pack and ended up pretty much at the front of the pack
I was so proud of her!
Then last night we had my nephew's b-day party - he had his party at the roller skating rink - what a blast
Between roller skating and the 5K, I got plenty of exercise yesterday
If you don't remember my story of skiing last winter, let me just remind you that I am not the most coordinated person in the world
I was actually doing pretty good, much better than I had expected. So I guess I got a little cocky and I came up behind my sister and pinched her in the butt. Big mistake
Somehow our skates got tangled - I am not sure how she went down so gracefully, but she did. Me, not so much. It kind of felt like slow motion - my left leg went forward, but my right leg didn't follow. Before I knew it I was in the middle of the rink doing the splits
But it wasn't graceful, I think everyone there was laughing. And since I am not the most flexible, it all went wrong - my right knee ended banging down really hard on the floor and somehow I ended up facing the opposite direction
When it happened I was laughing so hard I didn't quite realize the pain I was in, so I just got up and kept going (for 1.5 more hours!). When I took my skates off I realized that I probably should have stopped when I fell. My knee was the size of a baseball
It is terribly bruised and disgusting! Somehow it bruised ABOVE the kneecap too, so I must have hit pretty hard
I think it is going to be ok, I have been icing it, but I think I did a little more damage than just a briuse, so I am keeping a close eye on it. I am just glad it isn't the knee I hurt running last summer, because this could have made it much worse! But at least we had fun and of course I once again gave everyone a good laugh