This weekend my sister and I were playing with her new iPhone (I'm hella jealous), and she was showing me all the fun apps she had downloaded. One such app was the FML app. FML stands for F*&# My Life, a website she regularly reads. We read a few, laughed, and felt better about our own lives for a few minutes.

So, yesterday I posted about my plan to get fit again. I spent the day coming up with plans for workouts, diet adjustments, and so on. I was really excited about it, and packed my gym bag so that I could attend the "butts & guts" class offered at our office gym today. I was feeling pumped up and ready to go.

Then, on my way out to my car this morning I tripped and rolled my ankle. Immediately, I was in a huge amount of pain and knew that I had done some serious damage. I quickly set Gabbie in her car seat (she was wide-eyed and looked a little scared - I think I yelled out in pain and it scared her), as the edges of my vision went black. I took off my high heel so that I could assess the injury, and found I couldn't put weight on it. I got Gabbie back out of her seat and told her to go inside as I fought back waves of nausea and the black starting to creep in. I hobbled back into the house, grabbed the phone, and called Aaron to come home.

One look at my ankle told both of us that we had to go get some medical attention, so we dropped Gabbie off at daycare and headed into the emergency room to see if I broke anything. After a few hours I finally got the results of my x-rays - no break, but I do have a nasty sprain. I have to stay off of it for 48 hours, use crutches for about a week, wear a brace for a few weeks, and it will take about 4 to 6 weeks to recover.

So much for intense workouts! At least I can still work with my diet, I guess. Ab and arm exercises don't use my ankle, so I can do a little of that, and then, hopefully, I'll be ready to start the real work in 3 to 4 weeks.

I'm mad at myself. I have too much to do to sit here with my leg up and rest. And, to end this like posts from my sister's favorite site: FML.


Cassie said...
October 7, 2009 at 1:19 PM

That sucks. I hope you're fully recovered soon! That sounds like something that would totally happen to me -- and has, on more than one occasion.

I got stuck at the part where you said you put Gabbie down and told her to go back inside. And she did it? She actually LISTENED to you? That is just inconceivable to me, living with the toddler that I do.

I hope that ankle is better soon! Maybe you could do sit-ups? They don't really require ankle involvement, do they? (I can't remember; I don't think I've done one since gym class in high school.)

blooot said...
October 7, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Thank you for the exquisite time waster. I read your entry in the reader and then clicked on the link...and spent the last two hours on that site.


carrster said...
October 8, 2009 at 10:02 AM

oh no!! I hope your ankle heals quickly!!

SJ said...
October 10, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Oh noes! I'm so sorry that you've hurt yourself, heal quickly!

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