Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

As most of you know, I'm close to 30.  I thought I had finally grown out of my skinned knee stage of life (with the exception of last Thanksgiving).  For me, that stage of life started as soon as I could walk and I thought I grew out of it right after high school when I stopped playing soccer.  I guess I was wrong.  This morning I took Belle and Tanner for a short run.  I mean a short run.  I made it about 20 yards before Belle, who was running on my right side, decided to turn left in front of me.  It happened so quickly I didn't have time to dodge her and we both took a tumble.  Well, I skid down the path more than I tumbled.  I ripped up my knees just like in high school.  
This time I even have road rash on my left shin- although the camera didn't pick it up well.  I was so mad.  I have finally gotten into a workout routine: run, weights, yoga, and nightly walks with the dogs.  Now I have to put the runs and yoga on hold until the scabs build up enough to rapidly bend my knees and put pressure on them (during the cat pose, for example.)  I'm going to be amping up my weight training, trying to compensate, but it's still going to be hard doing leg weights.  Anybody in blogland have suggestions on low-impact workouts?  Right now my knees are so swollen it's hard to make them straighten out all the way. *sigh* That's the way of life, right?  My mom saw my knees a couple of hours after I fell and she kept saying, "That's how you spent most of your youth." Well, yeah, but it was fun then...the worse the wound, the bigger the props you received from your friends.  Now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to work tomorrow...I usually sit cross-legged on the floor and crawl around on my hands and knees.
On a good note, we had a great Mother's Day dinner at my parents' house.  Laura was the focus of my camera - as usual ;)  After dinner, she and Grandpa went swimming and had a great time.

1 comment:

Hilary said...

Oh no, your poor knees!!! Don't feel bad -- I still spill stuff on myself and bump into stuff all the time. Though I'd have grown out of that by now...

I had such a great time on Saturday! Thanks for hanging out. :) We'll definitely need to do it again soon.

P.S. Laura is SO CUTE!