December 30, 2013

I'm accident prone

With less than two weeks until Dopey Challenge I did something really dumb.  Instead of getting out of my chair to retrieve my iPad from an end table shelf, I reached in an awkward way and strained a muscle in my chest. That's right, another chance to sabotage an otherwise good training cycle.  Someone knew of my proclivity to accidents and mishaps and this appeared in my Christmas stocking:


If you have never heard of a Bucky, before, I understand.  Until I unwrapped it several days ago, it was something I had not seen.  However, it is now being used as an ice pack to help me heal my sore chest.  As someone who works hard to stay fit and in shape, it is amazing that I don't seem to get injuries from running. According to my coach, most runners suffer with injuries away from their sport.  Just yesterday, she stepped in a hole that her dog made in the backyard and twisted an ankle. Obviously I felt terrible that this happened, but also felt a wee bit better to know that I am not the only klutz.  On a better note, I have already started to pack for my upcoming trip to Florida for Dopey Challenge.

Do you have mishaps and calamities that seem crazy to your family?  Would you ever use a Bucky as an adult?
(Pam)

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  1. I think you have plenty of time to rest a minor tweak like that. Some gentle stretching to the left and right while standing with arms raised and while in child's pose with arms outstretched may help. I'll be at WDW race weekend - at this party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410016802567215/

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  2. I hope you are feeling 100% soon!

    I have a tendency to trip over my own feet every once in awhile. Definitely get that from my mom's side of the family :) Though I think it may be rubbing on my husband, because when we went out for our long runs on Saturday, he tripped and ate dirt, but did a forward roll and got right back up and went back to his run. He is absolutely ok thank goodness, so I feel fine about chuckling at the sight of it now lol!

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    1. That is kinda funny that your husband tripped while running. Glad he is okay, but I bet the somersault gave you a good laugh when you knew he was fine!!

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  3. Good luck! Hope you feel better soon. I'm a klutz as well and would be more than happy to use Bucky on a regular basis. Sadly though, I'm sure my dogs would consider it a toy and it wouldn't last nearly as long as I would like.

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    1. Leslie, I am keeping it away from Lulu. She would love it and tear it apart.

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  4. O yuck! Don't you just hate when you get injured over something silly that could have been prevented? This kind of stuff usually happens to me in the kitchen!

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    1. I've been known to have knife trouble too! Only one ER visit though!

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    2. I had to visit the ER and get several stitches in my finger the day before school started one year. The funny part was that my first class I had to teach was a Foods class and the lesson was on kitchen safety. Needless to say I did not tell the students I cut myself with a knife! It's those darn Cutco knives my husband had to buy!

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  5. I've admitted I'm a klutz. I denied it for years and years, but I've come to grips with it. I haven't injured myself yet, but I have my moments.

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  6. I'm a klutz as well, I completely understand! I have a little frozen ducky with the little gel balls inside that I tend to use.

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    1. That frozen duck sounds cute. Anything to make you feel better!

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  7. Well considering I've literally fallen flat on my race while running more times that I care to admit I'd say I'm right there with you.

    I pulled one of those intercostal muscles between my ribs (not sure if that's what you did) a few months ago when I pushed myself too far in yoga and OH MY GOODNESS did it hurt! I felt like I couldn't lift my arm on that side at all and just breathing hurt! Rest and some ice are probably the best thing for it...good thing you have Bucky to help!

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    1. I love my new little Bucky. I guess that makes me 5 years old!

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  8. Thanks for a reminder that I need to add some kind of ice pack/heating pad to my packing list for the trip! Bucky is so cute.

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    1. Thanks, they are definitely meant for children but work for accident prone adults as well!

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  9. Pam! NO!!!! You can't be hurt before Dopey. Fingers crossed that ice/heat will do the trick and you will be in perfect working order for the big weekend. You trained too hard to let a muscle strain get to you!

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    1. I'll be fine by Dopey. Just need to remember to not use that arm, side of my body. Picked up a few too many grocery bags with it this afternoon! :(

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  10. I am the most accident prone person on earth! Last year I broke my finger and then smashed up my knee only a month away from each other and no one was surprised. I should probably buy that ice pack!

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  11. I am totally accident prone! I sprained my ankle (minor) exactly one week before my first half marathon! Actually, I've sprained my ankle 8 times and don't even get me started on random injuries and bruises! lol No worries, you are far from the only accident prone person. Hope you recover fully for the Dopey! :)

    And I definitely need one of those ice pack/heat pack things!

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    1. Kellie, I suspect they sell them at baby stores! It really is meant for children!

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  12. I think I'd be more inclined to ice my joints after long runs if I had one of those cute little things!

    I hope you're on the mend soon!

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    1. Thanks Jamie. I am improving a bit each day so that is encouraging.

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