“So you really hurt yourself, didn’t you?” Tiffany asked me the other evening. “It has to be bad, because I know you. You’re a shake-it-off kind-of-gal. I’ve seen you run through some pretty bad pains. You rest and then you’re back on your feet in no time. But this has got to be bad if you’re not running for weeks.”
Yes, it really is that bad. Taking deep breaths still hurts, so I can’t even imagine how I could run when it feels like I am being crushed. The pain conveniently sits under my bra line, so underwire brasseries only make it worse.
For the past two weeks since I crashed my bike, I’ve tried differently physical activities to test my limits. Swimming hurts. Mopping and sweeping the floor is a painful chore, but at least now I have a valid excuse for an untidy house.
Fortunately, sitting at my computer is pain free, which is doing wonders for my backside. Blogging, shopping on-line, tweeting on Twitter, updating my Facebook and watching videos You Tube do not require heavy breathing. Well, I guess it would depend on what videos I view on You Tube and of course, I am referring to comedy sketches, because laughing still really hurts. What did you think I meant?
“What does a mommy blogger runner write about when she can’t run?” Lori asked me the other day. Then, Tiffany also commented on the variety of interesting topics on Run DMT since my injury. At least I am expanding my blog’s reading audience!
So, what exactly does a “mom on the run” write about when she isn’t running? She writes about how she has missed running for a fortnight and feels like her body is turning to mush. And have I mentioned my face is breaking out too? I need my stress release again. I want my ultimate “me time” back before I lose my mind as well as my body. Since bruised ribs take about month to heal, I only have one more fortnight to go!