Tuesday, October 21, 2008
grrrr. (a boring post on my morning's events)
My OB told me she didn't think that I should run anymore because she is afraid that I am going to fall due to the disruption in my balance caused by my expanding mid section. I love my OB and respect her greatly- but I have no intention of stopping running. It's one of the things that keeps me sane and happy. Not to mention- it's my back and behind that seem to get bigger than anything else- so if worst comes to worst I figured I'd just fall backwards due to any impending balance problems. Today, however, I fell forward. HARD. And it did NOT happen on my run. After my morning jog and some swinging at the park I was headed back to the car to go home. Zeb was not super pleased to be ripped away from the playground and was writhing around in his stroller. As I picked him up to make the transfer to his carseat I stumbled on something and went crashing on to the pavement. It hurt ridiculously bad. Zeb was wailing and I nearly cussed (and wailed a little bit too). I couldn't put my hands forward to catch myself because I was holding Zeb so I absorbed the weight of me and my 1.5 children all on my knee. It swelled instantly to four times its size. It was disgusting really and it looked like I'd cracked my kneecap in two. Luckily you can see now (as pictured in the hideous knee shot [let's face it, you can't get a good shot of this part of your body in this position]) that the swelling has gone down considerably to a minor bump. I think I'm fine -I just can't kneel. I do wish I'd gotten an "immediately after" shot- it was gruesome.