So much stuff happened yesterday, and not all of it was good. But let’s try and focus on the good part, shall we?
I had to get the brakes fixed on my car, about a $900 repair. So I dropped off my car and decided to walk home – it’s something I’ve done before, after all, so why not? It sure beat sitting at the garage for the 2 1/2 hours it would take. With that thought in mind, I threw on my headphones and started walking.
I just googled the distance. It turns out that it is 2.8 miles from the garage I used to my condo. They estimate it can be walked in 58 minutes. It took me about 75, but there were a couple of delays. One was the classic “call of nature”, and we’ll leave it at that. The other was tripping and falling.
That last was fun, particularly since it happened while I was crossing a (thankfully not busy) side street, about 1/4 of the way along my route. I don’t know if I tripped, or if I lost my footing as I moved from sidewalk to road, or what. All I know was that I was suddenly and badly off-balance. I managed approximately three steps while thinking “I don’t really want to fall”, and down I went. Landed mostly on my left knee and then my elbow.
Don’t worry, I’m not badly hurt. It felt like it took forever to get organized and be able to stand up, but it couldn’t really have been more than 30 seconds. My knee ached (it turned out I scraped it enough to bleed slightly), and I limped for the next 50 yards or so until I – as they say – walked it off. For some reason, my upper left arm actually aches mire than my knee.
So, that’s my exciting cross-country walk story. It made sure I hit my walking goal, but also means I’m adjusting my exercises for a while. Squats and pushups are on hold until my knee and arm feel better, because I can put weight on my arm but see no reason to push it and risk injuring myself more.
Good times. Here’s hoping today goes better.