TOE-ING THE LINE

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I have to apologize in advance. The picture below might make some of you a bit queasy. Uncomfortable. Or just plain grossed out.

On Monday, I did something incredibly stupid. I either seriously sprained or broke my big toe. I'm not sure which (although I'm guessing the sprain) since I didn't go to the doctor - what's the point? They can't do anything for it anyways. I'd like to regale you with tales of me shooshing down the Swiss Alps with a handsome ski instructor by my side; or running into a burning building and saving a family and their dog from certain death; or the even more unbelievable getting into a bar fight on the weekend and busting my big piggie when I roundhouse kicked some doofus in the face. Sadly, no.

I'm embarassed to admit it but...I tripped over my mouse cord.

When you stop laughing, you can continue reading below if you so wish.

I've tripped over the cord before, so I'm not sure why this time was any different. However, given my already fragile toe-bone structure due to my arthritis and the fact that I practically de-toed myself on the patio door a few years back, its really no surprise that something so minor would cause so much damage. Why oh why is always the same toe???? According to my superduper sister in law, its a family thing - Big Brother has broken the same toe twice! Yay, I'm not a freak. Or, I just come from an entire family of freaks???

The colour on the photo isn't very accurate. The bruising extends from the knuckle to about 1/2 way down my foot and is a sickening blue/yellow all down the big vien that extends from your big toe. The purple is on the side of the toe and goes all the way around the side and across the crease on the bottom of the toe. However, I would like to point out the white line that is separating the part of the purple currently showing: that's where the cord had wrapped around my foot.

Gawd, I'm such a klutz.

Also, please try not to think about how badly I need a pedicure. It makes me ill looking at my feet too.

So, what does all this mean? Well, its a good thing my first planned 5k race isn't until mid-March. Chances are I won't be back on the treadmill for at least a week, and the running probably not until the new year (both of those timelines are assuming its sprained, not broken). Its amazing how badly I want to get on the treadmill and run my little legs off. :( Health first, right????

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