20 July 2008

Why a 39 yr old should not roller skate

Yes, I have injured myself again. My nephew Andy's birthday party was at a skating rink yesterday and being the cool aunt that I am I just had to lace up a pair of roller skates and play with the kids. Now keep in mind I was never any good on rollerskates, somewhat ok on inline skates but the heavy-ass traditional skates, uh-uh. Well I was getting the hang of it and after about 30 minutes was starting to build up some speed and then disaster......got my feet tangled up and face first I went. I now have a broken front tooth that I'm not going to be able to get fixed until next Thurs. or Fri because we couldn't find an emergency dentist in Russellville or Conway. My brother in law works for the hospital in Russellville and was calling everybody he knew but no luck at all. I don't have any nerve pain, it just looks like hell.

Do you know how embarrassing it is to have a group of mothers swarm you trying to find out if you're okay? Trust me you don't want to know. I am also a walking cliche with my accent and the broken tooth. It will be later in the week to get it fixed because I leave for work tonight and can't afford to take another week off after being down for so long with my collarbone. sigh.......

So, I was grumbling to James last night about me being so klutzy and he said that it wasn't that I was klutzy, I am just extremely active and some of those activities can be dangerous. That if I was going to continue at the level I am that I was just going to have to take the risk that these things could happen. He just now came in to check on me and told me I was lucky I didn't get a broke nose too.

The Wii was a huge hit, although I did get grumbled at by my sister for spending too much. Andy had a birthday party to go to after his and Shelley & Craig had a meeting so I watched Abigail while James & Mike hooked up the console. Of course they had to test it out again so they played golf and bowling. After everybody got back Shelley and Andy did the boxing game, it's just as much fun watching the players as it is playing. I loooove the bowling game! Maybe if I quit injuring myself we can get one for ourselves.

Saturday workout was a 29.19 mile bicycle ride, 12 miles of it with the Sat. morning Bike City fun ride. My legs were sore from the ride and run on Friday so it took me a while to work that out. The group met for breakfast afterwards at Main Street Cafe and I practically inhaled my short stack with 2 scrambled eggs, I was starving. Petra was joking about me eating my meal so fast and that I really must have been hungry. Becky let me know that she has Jason working on a jersey design for me so I hope that will come about pretty quickly.

This morning was a 3.86 mile run in 37:35. Did a warmup loop around the neighborhood then ran up Country Club Road for some hills. No walk breaks but it wasn't one of my favorite runs, woke up at 7:15 so didn't get out of the house until 7:45, it was already hot, humid, and miserable. I'm sure my mouth being swollen didn't help my disposition any.

Didn't get as many cycling miles in as what I would've liked this week. I've started with the 2x day workouts one day a week last weekend. Will do that for another 2-3 weeks then will try it 2 days a week after that. I don't know how else I'm going to get the mileage in that I'm needing for both cycling and running without doing that. I have no way right now of carrying a bicycle on the truck so it's running only on those days.


Susan said...

Soooooo sorry about your tooth!

Terry said...

James is right.... You are lucky you are not injured more.. given all of the activities that you pursue.... :) Thanks for the good vibes!!!!