Sunday, April 01, 2007

because easy is for wimps

Today is April 1, the official beginning of my participation in Catherine's unofficial Walk-a-go-go. The goal - walk 100 miles by July 4. And for someone in my current searching-for-the-answers medical condition, that's really pushing things. But Catherine's head exploded last month, so if she can do it, so can I.


Never one to do things the easy way (this typed by a woman who dislocated her knee, simultaneously shredding the ligaments nearby, while doing a cartwheel. And not on the landing, but while the aforementioned knee was upside-down, in the air, having pressure put on it by absolutely nothing.) I seem to have seriously injured my foot.

Well, I blame Trevor, mostly because he's in the other room and isn't defending himself. But I woke up last week with foot pain, and assumed he'd slept on my foot funny. But it didn't get better. And while my doctor thinks it's funny that we suspect my cat may have broken my foot by sleeping on it (I didn't show him the little cat-foot sized bruises all over my body) he did take an X-ray. Nothing showed up there, so we're thinking it's more likely a tendon sprain. And it was much better yesterday, but then I foolishly walked around the hovel this morning (the butler is away for... you know, ever... and I needed food) and hit a bump in the floor, stepped wrong, and am in serious pain again.

Which of course causes my three little furry guys to flock around my ankles "protecting me", making a five step walk across the room more dangerous than your average minefield, assuming the mines don't actively swat at each other as you're walking through.

But I'm still gonna go for it, even if the start is a little slow. I'm just wondering if I can have Oscar do some of my miles by proxy...


Anonymous Brandy said...

I can do some of your miles by proxy. I'm doing a bit less than usual this week due to recovering from surgery, but still about a mile or 3 a day, 4 days a week. Next week I may be back up to as many as 5 miles a day a few days a week. I do plenty of walking since I don't drive.
Anyway, I hope you feel better soon.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

You can do it!
I joined the January-April one and was COMPLETELY sick (in bed sick) for the first week and a half, and murph and I made our 100 miles 2 weeks early!! We try to walk every can join us ANYTIME.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Oscar a little harness - you can sit in a wagon and let him pull you!

Sorry for the injury - Did treavor have too much sugar for his birthday? Tisk tisk - pesky puddin'

Loving you from PA -
Emma, Gracie & our mom

1:32 PM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

Oh, ouch! Put it up for a bit, and maybe some ice on it. I hope it feels better soon!

I'm going to have to check this 100-miles by whenever thing out. I missed the January-April one (no interest in it at the time, now it's a hey, I could do that thing).

2:45 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Good luck with the 100 miles. You've got the right attituce so you'll be fine!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For your protective pets, do the pussycat shuffle..a step all cat owners should be familiar with, especially at feeding time with an open can of food in your hand!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous sallyjo said...

I think one uses up considerable energy watching one's pets bounce off the walls, or be really happy to be going for a walk. So, yeah, count Oscar's miles as your own.

10:24 AM  

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