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Injuries Are Like Sour Patch Kids

I am called “accident prone”, to which I must say, nay! I merely have fun until it hurts!

One of my snowboarding injuries is coming back to bite me in the butt (kind of literally too)…I had broken my tailbone right off. Now that I am pregnant I supposedly get to experience back pain, but with this old injury I am nearly debilitated.

Extremely frustrating – I’m already dying to hit the gym hard (but told by doc to cut back) and now THIS… *le sigh*

On one hand…I love injuries – they are memoirs of great times, chances taken, limits pushed.  On the other hand…they haunt you. The sweet then sour reality…

PS. check out my sister (also “a chaser of good times”). She just started blogging while she is recovering from shattering her pelvis doing a jump in the terrain park (snowboarding).  Our mom, bless her heart, often told us growing up (and still does) “I wish I could just put you in a cage” or “I hope you hurry up and get married to someone tame who will knock some sense into you” 

Injured In-Season, What’s a Girl To Do?

Faith Keith - snowboarding injury #2
I went snowboarding last week with my husband, sister, and a few friends (and had the time of my life).  On the last day I was on the first run of the morning just relaxing to the swoosh of the powder (and ice).  Then a simple poor decision of a skier up-mountain from me threw my mind into slow motion.  He plowed right through the front of my board and causing my board to turn into his pole and flip.  (for those of you who snow board, I was traversing toe side, I fell, then the guy’s pole flipped me heel side)  OUCH!!! My knee was strained in 3 places.

6 weeks out.  What’s a girl to do.

I can walk fine, but balancing is painful.  Its amazing how much stabilizing your body does when doing simple things like walking up stairs or lunging or squatting.

6 weeks out. What’s a girl to do.

Per my trainer she wants me to rest my legs a week and then reassess.  I know the injury is not too bad.  After talking with her, I am going to try light elliptical or stair master to see what I can handle.  I will be VERY cautious and listen to everything my body says.  Just a few seconds ago I attempted a walking lunge with kickback.  After 10 lunges my knee was already swelling. Ugh…sigh…we shall see, we shall see…

Lord, what do you have in store for me? 🙂

Praying for wisdom to know how to continue training or the wisdom to know to stop.

Thanks for everyone’s support and encouragement!

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