Friday, July 27, 2007

"If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck"

This is what everyone tells me. And besides finding the TRIgirls, I have had some bad luck in my day....fractured elbow, torn cartilige, stitches multiple times...accident prone much? i even broke my toe on the leg of the desk in the 3rd grade and broke my pinky tripping over a mat in gym class in 4th grade! Even interseting weather for my first two races!!! I received an email yesterday morning that made me think of a friend/team mate's running excuse "my toe hurts" (cough cough you know who you are).

Yesterday morning I packed up my bags determined to make it out for my 24 mile ride. busted foot and everything. My room mate looked at the wound for me to get close and check it out. It needs to be closed for me to do anything. Bad news. She said it was still open an dlooked like it was about to bleed. Aw nuts! I really wanted to ride so I called the BIG brother for advice. He told me I knew the right decision was for me not to risk it and he wasn't going to tell me otherwise. Aw nuts.

A few hours later, my brother emailed. After getting off the phone with me he continued his morning routine getting ready for work. then...bam...broke his toe! My bad luck vibes must have transferred through the phone. Sorry brother!

So...I hope no one else gets injured...

3 comments:

TriGirl 40 said...

You totally made the right decision. The foot is telling you it needs quiet to heal.

Oh - btw - I broke my toe in 6th grade by kicking a gym mat, broke a bone in my foot walking to school in 80s "clogs" and broke my pinky in high school playing volleyball. I'm accident prone and a klutz!

trigirl kate 0 said...

I'm so sorry that you can't race Charlottesville, and sorry I couldn't do it in your stead. You've made the right decision--getting that foot healed PROPERLY is priority #1. You'll have plenty more opportunities to join trigirl40 and I on 10 mile runs in 90 degree heat. And can you believe, someone stole my cooler with water and gatorade before we even got to it on the run. Soooo not cool.
Hugs chicka!

Diane said...

Hmmm, since I met you I broke my first bone... coincidence? HA! Just kidding baby. I'm thinking you're getting all your injuries out of the way in your 20s so you can race and win your AG for the rest of your life. Including when you're in the 90+ category and we're finally in the same one...