Ouch!

It has finally happened.  I had my first fitness injury yesterday. 
There I am running in my neighborhood, minding my own business when the next thing I know I feel something at my left foot and I’m falling forward.  I broke the blow with my hands, but took most of the hit on my lower forearm/ elbow.  Had I not had capris on I would’ve scraped up my knee worse than I did.  
I laid on my back for a couple of seconds and then got up.  Knowing there are lots of little bones in the feet I was nervous to keep running.  The few jogging steps I did take brought an ache to my foot, so I decided to just walk home.  
I was so frustrated and cried a little.  Then I made myself stop, because I didn’t want someone to see me crying and wonder if I’d broken something.  Since I could step on my foot I didn’t think anything was broken and didn’t want that kind of attention.  
Unfortunately, I think I’m easily shaken, or overly precautious, but I wasn’t about to try running anymore after the fall since I was just out running for a workout and not a race.  (That’s the thought I had, “I’m not in a  race, so I’m gonna walk…” knowing full well I’d probably walk in a race too if it hurt that bad.  I’ve just read too many running stories of people who pushed past pain and had bad issues afterwards.)
I still don’t know if I stepped wrong or what, but the outside of my left food aches a little.  I took naproxen, iced it and my husband was kind enough to massage it a little before bed last night.  
Today I decided to skip exercise and give my foot a rest.  I had enough errands to run this afternoon, so it got plenty of exercise.  There is no swelling, and just some slight discoloration, so I’m sure it’s fine.  My elbow had a nice scrape and bruise on it, which I feel every time I adjust myself in the car.  Ouch.  
Anyway, I’d be proud of my bruise if my foot didn’t hurt.  I’ve gotten on a good roll with exercise and hate that I took a fall.  However, more than anything I am very grateful it wasn’t anything worse.  With a friend dealing with back issues I know I have no room to complain right now.  🙂
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3 Responses to Ouch!

  1. Jeanette says:

    Sorry you got hurt! It always sucks, no matter what, but unfortunately is a huge part of being an active human being!! It's what you do with the situation that counts – good luck!

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  2. Lori says:

    Ouch! Take it easy on the foot. Don't run on it until it stops hurting, just in case you fractured a bone.

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  3. The way I see it, there's plenty of room for complaining! 🙂

    I hope your foot continues to improve, but meanwhile, enjoy the badge of honor of a sports injury. (Beats the heck out of a Cheetoh injury.)

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