6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Graceful I am NOT

As Marathon day approaches I find my usual clumsy lack of grace to be very apparent. Managing to avoid a Clutzy injury and make it to the start line will be a feat. Here are some examples of my awkward moments:

1. While walking to the bathroom I hit my hip HARD on the corner of the kitchen table, leaving a large bruise.

2. I stubbed my toe on the coffee table.

3. Poked myself in the eye while putting on my makeup.

4. Felt a cringe in my back while playing on the floor with my boys.

5. And the TOPPER, the worst of all. While in Seaside staying at "Grandma's House" which is a beach house that smells and feels like a trip to Grandmas, I was walking briskly down the brown shag carpeted stairs. My left foot slipped out from under me slamming hard into the wall. My rump hit the stairs with a THUMP and I felt like my neck got smashed like the "Whack a Mole" game at Chuck E Cheese. Thankfully my toes feel fine, but my neck still is in a post-whiplash state of ouchiness..

Yes folks it is THAT BAD!!! So I will take some Tylenol on race day to keep the twingy results of my clumsiness at bay and HOPE that I can keep it together for the next few days... Please tell me I am not the only clumsy one...
3 miles today at lunch with Shelby...

9 comments:

RunToFinish said...

awww man do I know exactly how you feel, seriously maybe it's our big ol feet from being tall or something?!

Velma said...

I feel ya! I hurt myself in the swim part of the tri by running into the lane rope - who does that!

Jen said...

Oh you are not the only one! I'm as clumsy as they come. I've fallen down every flight of stairs I've had in my houses (which is bad since I've never lived in a 1-story...). I often poke myself in the eye...how? I don't even know!

Just stay away from staircases and sharp objects until race day! ;)

robinbb said...

I am not clumsy but have phantom pains. I don't know what is worse, thinking I am in pain or actually hurting myself. Get to that starting line!

Fair Weather Runner said...

i am a total klutz. and no worries friend, there are a few bloggers i'll keep up with on my hiatus, and you happen to be one of the lucky ones... shhh.

good luck this weekend, hope you are having a good mojo week! can't wait to read about your race. EIEIEIEIIA!!

Shelley said...

Have so much fun this weekend!!

Sometimes Taper Time is tricky. We were always told as swimmers that we had to let our bodies adapt to the strain we had put on them all season. And everyone's bodies handled that "adaptation" differently.

I predict you'll be in top form for the race on Saturday!!! Woo hoo! Get excited!! Yeah! (There's totally some random waving of arms for emphasis in there somewhere) :o)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

maybe you should just stay in bed until race time! lol

i'm sure you'll be fine. :-)

The Happy Runner said...

I need that t-shirt because I AM a clumsy girl. Right there w/ya!

You'll be fine. No, you'll be better than fine come race day!!!

J said...

Be Careful girl! I run into things a lot but I just don't bruise easy lol!