I managed to injury myself while walking to the library.
I survived 3 mile runs on Saturday and Sunday, after finally recovering from a leg injury, and decided to take today off from running so as not to overdo it.
You know, because I didn’t want to re-injure my leg.
It was a gorgeous day and I’d just finished reading The Long Walk by Stephen King, so I thought I’d take a short walk over to the library to return it.
I crossed the street and wasn’t more than twenty feet from The House on the Hill when I adroitly, and I use that word sarcastically, jumped from the street onto the sidewalk.
Why I decided to leap rather than simply step up onto the sidewalk is beyond me. Perhaps I was feeling adventurous since I was on vacation. Maybe I was feeling more athletic now that I was running again.
Or maybe I just do stupid things like this all the time for no reason.
Bottom line, I landed awkwardly on the sidewalk and rolled my left ankle. This, of course, being the joint connecting my giant monkey boy foot to the leg that I had recently injured.
The notoriously tough Olympic judges took off major points for my awkward landing, and it looks like I won’t be standing on the medal platform this year, Modern Philosophers.
Which is a good thing because I’d probably fall off of it.
Now my ankle didn’t feel that bad on the walk to and from the library, where I picked up a novel about World War II. I love books about World War II!
It barely bothered me all afternoon, either.
I had to hobble back into the house because I could barely put any weight on my foot, and there’s a lot of weight on this tall, out of shape frame.
How clumsy am I? Who gets hurt while out for a walk?
I could understand if I had tripped over my toga because I do that sort of thing all the time, but I jumped a foot in the air and couldn’t stick the landing.
I’ve been icing my foot and keeping it elevated. Hopefully, I won’t sustain any more injuries while sitting on my couch and watching TV.
Of course, I wouldn’t rule it out because this is King Klutz we’re talking about here.
Long live the King. Just keep a medical crew on hand at all times…
I know this is awkward, but could you follow me on Pinterest? You know, so that you can help me up if I trip again…