Monday, October 13, 2008


I know this isn't 140.6 miles or anything but if I freaking get hurt before this marathon I am going to be so annoyed.

Today was a long day at work. 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. It was a little bit weird with some crazy things at the hospital but all in all fairly good. Until 5:15 pm.

I was finishing with a patient and I turned around to get his crutches. I stepped over towards them with the schedule book in my hands and caught my foot on the Bosu ball on the floor. I tried to pick my foot up higher but my running shoe stuck to it and there was no hope. I dropped everything in my hands as I crashed towards the floor and the wall. I stopped suddenly as my left knee hit the carpeted concrete and my left shoulder crashed into the corner of the wall. The caregiver of my teenage patient stated that perhaps I was the one who needed some therapy. Only one other therapist witnessed the clumsy incident. I was extremely embarrassed but I was pretending that it hadn't happened as I quickly took inventory of myself to assess the damage. Seemed like just bruises to the shoulder and the knee. I'll keep tabs on it. In the meantime, more running and less falling down would be the best option I think.

And maybe a helmet. At all times.


SUB6 said...

$h!t ... be careful out there :) Nothing worse than a non-run/bike/swim accident!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Like two days before my marathon, I was wearing heels for a formal event and slipped going down the steep carpeted stairs from my room - I swear I saw my marathon flash before my eyes! Well hopefully only your ego was bruised!

Jamie said...

Damn, be careful out there KT. PT should be an extreme sport. :-)

Benson said...

Ouch! Crap, I hate things like that. Just jump right up and yell "Ta dah"!!