Isn't everyone getting just a little bit tired of me bitching and moaning about being hurt and not running?
Stay tuned...cuz there's more comin' your way...
After doing just a kick-ass job of doing SQUAT this week, no running, no biking, no anything (yes, this was due to having a cold, but still), I went and hurt myself again today doing, of all things...
Yes, you read right.
And no, I don't surf. An no...there are no pictures of Betty or I surfing.
I took Turbo and a nephew to the beach this morning and met up with Betty. The high school where Betty works (and where I used to teach) started an after school surf club this year, and through some grant money, put together a week long surf camp. Very cool. Take some kids from east county San Diego (which may as well be Nebraska for all some east county kids actually see the ocean, even though it's only 10 miles away...geez), and teach 'em how to surf.
So of course I had to try.
In all honesty, I've pretended to surf before (it's much more difficult than it looks), but the last time was probably about four or five years ago...well before I started running. I felt pretty confident that I was stronger and would do better than my last outing...
And for the most part, that would be true, but on the third wave I tried to catch, I was too far forward on the board, didn't get to my knees fast enough, and went over the front end...which again, isn't such a bad thing. That happens all the time when you're in the surf. Unfortunately, this time we were in some pretty shallow water, so when my left foot hit the ocean floor.
I felt the tendon in the bottom of my foot just pop (like three times).
As the surf receded, I tried to put weight on my left foot and almost fell over.
I think I scared Betty to death. She took one look at me and said, "We are soooo done now."
She may have been wondering how she was going to carry me back to my beach chair, but I managed to walk back up, even though I was swearing like a sailor, and almost in tears the whole way.
So...the foot? It hurts like a mother. When I got home, I stuck it in a bucket of ice water for about 20 minutes. Swam 30 minutes in the home pool (which is a lot of effing laps by the way in a 40 ft pool), iced it again. Now it's taped and I think I'll ice it before I go to bed, but it hurts to stand on it.
Damn, I'm tired of being hurt.
With that...I'll leave you with some lovely beach photos...other than maiming my sorry foot, it really was a fun day.
Betty knitting at the beach...
Turbo, on the surf board. We saw loads of dolphins today.
Turbo and my nephew, who decided that boogie boarding was waaaaaaaay easier than surfing and switched
Scary beach-dude, who was playing horseshoes and had a totem pole with him.