Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Since the beginning of May, I have vowed to get back on track with some daily exercising...I have been going great, and keeping a log of my daily accomplishments, and even set a goal for myself for the month of June. My goal is to walk 60 miles...which, if you break it down, is not that impressive...a mere 2 miles per day. But, coming off of a non-exercising slump, any exercise at all is an improvement!! :)

So as the month of June is motoring right along, so am I. I am on target to reach my goal, with hopes of surpassing it--until this morning. I got a late start, as I had overslept. I was late to meet my walking buddy (my dear sister, Mary--bless her soul for allowing herself to get dragged along with me in my quest for a healthier self!), and needed to take the shortcut to catch-up with her. This means cutting through my backyard and my neighbors backyard, instead of walking the long way around. Well, it had rained last night, and my sneakers were squeaking as I tip-toed over the wet grass, and through the rickety gate that separates our backyard from our neighbors. Heading down the hill and making an effort to be quick and quiet (as it is 5:45am) as I pass the neighbor's house, I head down their stairs. In one step, I slip and fall down their slick stone stairs. YOWCH!! I can only imagine how it must have looked from a spectator's point of view....My foot went right straight out from underneath me, and went down full force, PLUNK!!--right on my tailbone on the edge of the stone step...then bounced on my butt down a couple more steps. It all happened so fast, in the blink of an eye, I am immediately flush with pain and embarrassment.

So I am nursing my pain in the butt--literally. I have an ice pack that I am sitting on, and I am downing the motrin in an effort to stave off the swelling and pain. What's a girl to do? I am utterly mortified to take this ailment to the doctor...I'd have to drop my drawers and show my cottage cheese butt, and maybe even get an x-ray of it--I don't think so!! What could they possibly do with a broken tailbone?

I am due to teach a class at LM tomorrow--hopefully I won't be out of commission for that...I just won't be able to sit down. Not sure how I am going to make the 30 minute drive over to the store, and the 30 minutes back home. I have considered making a "donut" out of a towel to sit on for the drive...I'll let you know how it all turns out.


deborrah said...

Boy, I can relate to that, Edith! Hope the pain is worth the gain!

Amy Birch said...

Ouch, Edith!!! Sounds painful!

I slipped on a wet hill on Tuesday, as well, watching Sam's soccer tryout. I didn't get hurt though...just a wet muddy butt and some great embarrassment!

Feel better,
Amy :)

jadadog said...

Well, at least the effort was there! You should get a Boppy (for babies) and use it to sit on...it might help! Good for you tho, setting and attaining your goal!

Rachael said...

Owie!!! Hope it is feeling better soon!!

The cottage cheese butt comment cracked me up!! I feel your pain! LOL