Tuesday, June 07, 2005

This morning ...

... while running through Eastlake, with all the athletic grace of a young wildebeest, I tripped right onto my face. I put my hand out to break my fall, and forced all my fingers backwards. Now my hand is swollen and hard to close.

Only a klutz of the very highest order injures her upper limbs while running.

5 comments:

jeff said...

don't sweat it. i'm the same way. out of all the years of climbing, running, etc, i do more damage to myself walking around the house than in the outdoors.

hope your hands are okay!

Bob Eytalis said...

It happens to all of us. I stil have a scar on my knee from when I wiped out (on a tread mill). The good thing is, that even with a swollen hand you can still run. You should have someone take a look at that, swelling could mean a fracture.

runr53 said...

ICE! ICE! ICE! ICE! ICE! and get to the doctor! I too forget the basics of "tuck and roll" that I learned so long back, oh well!

Riona said...

runr and jeff, you're totally right ... ice is the best ... luckily it worked and my hand is in much better shape - my clicking finger is back in shape! Thanks for the suggestions!

Riona said...

thanks bob!