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May 12, 2011

It’s Bubble Wrap Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 12:41

Because I took another spill Tuesday morning (warning at the end of this post is a picture of the damage. Hey it’s my blog and I ❤ these pictures. Like, if you have any then post ’em on your blog!)

thanks google images


Another fall?! Last time the damage was minimal.  Because this time I fell hard enough to crack my iphone. And bruise a rib (or two).  Seriously. There’s no point tenderness, only soreness/bruising pain (although interestingly enough, no bruise) so I haven’t gone to the doctor yet because it isn’t a clear-cut fracture and, after talking to a doc at the clinic later that night, the treatment for everything else is just rest, ibuprofen and ice.  If I’m in lots of pain I can go to the doctor for a Rx painkiller but I’d rather not do that.  I mean, I didn’t take any painkillers when I got my wisdom teeth out.  I think I can handle this a little bit.

So running: on hold until the pain goes away (I’m told ~4 days which puts me into the weekend) then I can ease back into it.  The pushups/situp challenge I was doing? (aka the 365 challenge) On hold as I can barely use my arm / rib muscles to push myself out of bed in the mornings (and the past few mornings my muscles have spasmed there. Ugh) or prop myself up in bed.

When it rains it pours right? I mean, at the moment I feel like nothing running-related can go right. Or without incident. I will say that the run ended up being pretty damn good aside from falling. Nice and steady and long with a spectacular finish (twss) (the fall was ~1 mile from the end of the run) But I do think my ego hurts more than any body part. Especially since both falls could have been prevented (aka tying my shoes and not getting lost in my hot mess thoughts)

Or my knee as when I went to the dermatologist (for a yearly head-to-toe skin scan) on Wednesday she looked at my sorry body (fall Friday, shenanigans Friday night, fall Tuesday = banged up) she noticed an odd looking scab on my knee.  Upon closer inspection it turns out that it wasn’t a crusted blood scab but a rock/pebble the size of an apple seed / green bean seed in my knee. It was lodged so deep that I couldn’t feel any sort of excess bump other than what a scab would look like.  The doctor actually had to use NOVOCAINE to my knee as she extracted the, as she so eloquently put it, “boulder” from my knee.  And she kept it to show her colleagues.

Of course I took a picture of the hole in my knee. DUH.

Moral of my last two posts? MM = hot mess. Like, who else does this happen too? The good news is that this year I didn’t need any moles removed at the derm.

I also want to mention in passing that there’s some family stuff going on right now and things have been very emotional. Well actually one large family thing. So I may be absent from the blog world for a week.  I am acutely aware that now that I make that disclaimer I’m going to find lots of time to blog/comment.  Because that’s how it works. And, because I like reading blogs and I like writing my posts.  We’ll see. I just don’t want anyone to worry that I died from infection or lung collapsement from that last fall.  Things are just going to be busy and my mind is going to be all over the place, that’s all.


  1. ugh seriously girl you DO need bubble wrap 😦 hope you are ok!

    Comment by Aron — May 12, 2011 @ 12:47

  2. Dude, take it easy! I thought I was a klutz! Feel better soon!

    Comment by walkamileinmyboots — May 12, 2011 @ 13:14

  3. Oh man girl, be careful! I fell on my bike bad on Tuesday – can I get one of those bubble things too? Maybe we can get a discount if we buy two! 🙂

    Comment by Jill — May 12, 2011 @ 13:15

  4. Double knot those shoes, girl! Sheesh, that thing looks like it hurts. I do appreciate the Bubble Boy picture, because that is in fact one of the greatest movies ever. 🙂 Maybe during those 4 days off from running, you’ll have to to watch it if you haven’t already! See? I’m already coming up with awesome things for you to do!

    Seriously, hope that knee/those ribs feel better soon!

    Comment by Eat:Watch:Run — May 12, 2011 @ 13:21

  5. My prayer is to keep pace with myself…slowing down and speeding up as needed. And knowing, trusting, that the lessons off the pavement will be received with integrity. To be who you are, with the here of now, and not with tomorrow. I believe that worriers see problems and concerned people solve them. And yet….there are some things you can not prevent…the fall and rise of the seasons.
    I do wish you recovery, but more so, that you seize the moment and know, you can handle the loss.

    Comment by specialkphd — May 12, 2011 @ 13:37

  6. Ouch! Def get this woman some bubble wrap! Here’s hoping it heels up quick!!!

    I will keep your family in my prayers and hope that you all get through this tough time.

    Comment by Morgan — May 12, 2011 @ 13:53

  7. I love how you live such a full life – work, shenanigans, running like a BAMF (even when you fall it’s like a BAMF)!!! I hope everything works out for the best with your family. Maybe some baking/cooking would be good therapy for you! 🙂 Sending happy thoughts your way!

    Comment by Lindsay — May 12, 2011 @ 13:59

  8. It can never be good when a “boulder” is removed from your body. Ick…

    I hope everything outside of the running world ends up ok. Sorry if things aren’t going so well… 😦

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — May 12, 2011 @ 15:04

  9. Ouchie! I think I need to get you some of those elastic stay-tied laces. Wishing you and yours all the best with the family stuff.

    Comment by Marcia — May 12, 2011 @ 15:30

  10. Aww no 😦 Hope you’re ok. Amazingly I’ve not yet taken a tumble whilst running which is really quite something given how clumsy I am!

    Comment by Laura @ box run eat — May 12, 2011 @ 15:36

  11. OWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Chelsea — May 12, 2011 @ 16:22

  12. Ouch! I just saw your last post too…what is going on? Did you somehow contract the “Clumsy Ameena Disease?”

    Take care of yourself my friend!

    Comment by Ameena — May 12, 2011 @ 17:04

  13. A. You are a hot mess!! Be careful lady, geez!!!

    B. sending positive vibes your way 🙂

    Comment by Kelly — May 12, 2011 @ 17:27

  14. Wow! You couldn’t feel the rock in your knee. Lol you’re funny! I’m always afraid of falling. Especially when running ans walking down/up stairs.

    Comment by jamie — May 12, 2011 @ 17:57

  15. OMG, I cannot believe you had an actual rock lodged in your knee. It makes me understand those people walking around with a bullet lodged in their skull, but then, they’re probably aware there’s a bullet in their skull. Good luck with whatever’s happening at home.

    Comment by Flo — May 12, 2011 @ 19:52

  16. i forgot to include this in my text earlier…

    sorry for whatever family issues are going on. never cool. :-/ i am your friend! i am here if you need me for anything!

    anyway. the last time i fell hard i scraped up my elbow pretty good. it’s still a little wonky today when i try to do pushups. let’s hope your rock-embedded-knee handles the recovery better!

    Comment by lindsay — May 12, 2011 @ 20:20

  17. Wow no way! Ouch! Hope you feel better in a few days.

    Comment by Jess — May 12, 2011 @ 20:53

  18. Girl, are you drinking and running? Haha. Seriously, be CAREFUL out there! I’m glad the dr. got you fixed up and I’m sending some prayers your way this week. Hang in there, Mini Me!

    Comment by Rebecca — May 13, 2011 @ 07:26

  19. You know, I hear that helmets and knee pads are very in vogue these days 😉

    Just kidding! Hope your battle wounds heal quickly!

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — May 13, 2011 @ 08:03

  20. AHHHHHHH!!! karyn i have to say the boulder in your knee mascarading as a scab is pretty hilarious. i know it’s no joking matter tho. yikes!!! your derm must be GREAT a social mixers 🙂 “you’ll never guess what i found in a patient’s knee today!” hehehe.

    take care of yourself over there!!!!!!!!!! sending you some TLC > > > >

    Comment by Lacey — May 13, 2011 @ 10:01

  21. Oh NO! I hope your rib and legs are alright. That is no fun. Sounds like you have had quite the week! Heal up quick!

    Comment by J — May 13, 2011 @ 12:43

  22. are running so fast that your legs can’t keep up? haha. And I am praying for you and your family. Let me know if I can do anything friend.

    Comment by lindsay — May 13, 2011 @ 19:41

  23. Wow. Ouch. I think running in Texas is safer. 😉 Heal quickly.

    Comment by Lesley @ racingitoff — May 14, 2011 @ 09:45

  24. OOOUCH. Man that looks painful! Perhaps you need running bodyguards… who wear lots of bubble wrap haha.

    I hope everything gets better with your family 🙂

    Comment by Kelly — May 14, 2011 @ 09:56

  25. AHHHH OUCH!!! That looks SO painful!!! Time to run on the grass:) I am so sorry about your family situation!! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you, I am worried about ya!

    Comment by janae — May 15, 2011 @ 18:50

  26. Aww girl I am SO sorry about your injuries, I hope you feel better quickly:( I also am so sorry about whatever is going on in your family, I hope it’s nothing too serious. Take as much time off from the blog as you need!

    Comment by Ada — May 15, 2011 @ 20:12

  27. OUCH!!! That looks SUPERRR painful. Hugs!!

    Comment by Jess — May 15, 2011 @ 20:57

  28. Oh this is so like me. I’m such a klutz! I have bruises constantly on my legs and hips because I’m always running into things. But the hole in your knee looks pretty nasty. Those are some good battle wounds for sure! Be careful, girl, and rest up!

    Comment by Jen — May 16, 2011 @ 15:19

  29. OOh man that’s so cool that she extracted the ‘boulder’ from your knee….great souvenir.
    Hope your ribs feel better soon!

    Comment by Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner — May 17, 2011 @ 10:33

  30. oh no!!! I hope you are healing well!!

    Comment by Caree @ Fit-Mama — May 17, 2011 @ 17:24

  31. Oh man! I can so see you in bubble wrap ha ha! If it allows you to run again, then duct tape that stuff on all your joints!! 🙂

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — May 18, 2011 @ 21:21

  32. Thinking of you! how’s the application process going?

    Comment by specialkphd — August 3, 2011 @ 11:47

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