I'm injured.

Crap Crap Crap. Double Crap. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

It started on vaca (have I mentioned that I spent 2 1/2 weeks in paradise while you guys were working?) when I was running on what they called a "road," and I tripped. Of course I tripped. I'm the biggest klutz in the world. Anyway, in an all-out effort to keep from face planting on a pile of rocks, I did whatever it is you do in a situation like that and somehow really fucked up my shoulder. Wasn't too worried - it was nothing that a butt-load of ibuprofen couldn't take care of. I figured I pulled something and in a few days it would be just fine.

But it's not fine. It's been bothering me quite a bit, though not enough to keep me from running. Just enough to keep me from ENJOYING my runs.

And then, this morning, on my run through the park, I got totally flattened by a mean 8 year old on a bike. She came off the pedestrian ramp like her life depended on it, probably didn't bother to look before she crossed the 2 bike lanes, and totally slammed into me. From behind, so I didn't see it coming, didn't brace myself, didn't have a second to try and get out of the way. I fell, hard, and she half rode over me and half fell on...my shoulder. My left arm has been rendered useless, my knees are scraped, and I have a bump/bruise on my forehead. And the poor little girl just cried and cried and cried - especially when she saw I was a round-eye. Poor thing!

Anyway, whatever I had already done to my shoulder was totally aggravated. Tomorrow's a scheduled rest day anyway, so hopefully by Saturday it'll be OK. You don't go through the health problems I've gone through without being forced to learn a thing or two about how to suck it up and handle physical pain, but holy cow it hurts right now!

Nothing else to report - except a random Korean dude in the coffee shop I'm holed up in just gave me an ice cold can of Cherry Coke. How sweet is that?!? For those of you back home, Cherry Coke is not an easy item to locate over here.

Just when I think the Universe hates me (fair enough - it did run me over on a bike this morning) it redeems itself by tossing a can of yummy Cherry Coke in my lap! Now if only it would deliver a pizza or a sandwich or something - I'm freaking starving!!!


Mel-2nd Chances said...

OMG, sorry to hear about the shoulder injury and re-injury! Yikes! If only cherry coke had magic healing powers... feel better soon! :/

Ryan Castillo said...

Wow, that sucks. Shoulder injuries are the worst as they can be rather chronic.

Carolina John said...

that stinks Jes. any kind of pain is no good, and getting run over by a kid on a bike sucks! ouch. hope you feel better soon.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

August 27? Nothing since then? So where are you, sister? Was the cherry Coke poisoned? Was that "nice" Korean dude just using a cherry coke to take out another unsuspecting round-eye? Finishing the job the 8-year-old had fucked up on?

Or are you just being lazy?

So post, already! Even if you have nothing to say.

Otherwise, what am I supposed to do here at work? Actual work?

You can't be that cruel ...

Well? ... I'm waiting ....

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

So ... you ARE alive.

You don't know how close I came to declaring you legally dead in today's post. (I'm a librarian. I have that power. So don't fuck with me.)

But I didn't understand your comment so I'm going with:

Status: ALIVE but in some kind of stupor, hopefully beer-induced.

That status is roughly two steps away from STATUS: Dead.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are doing better. I will be coming to see you in November. I hope the shoulder is getting better or you have good drugs or both. I hope to see you and Ant soon.