So, my sad, sad story. Saturday I headed out the door for a 3 miler. Took the iPod and Leonardo with me – poor guy hasn’t been out for a run in far too long! And he totally showed it – he was SO rambunctious! In hindsight, I should have run him around the block a couple times to burn off that exuberance. But, that morning, I was too caught up in fighting with my headphones to really stop and THINK about it. We hit the trail and literally 30 seconds later, disaster hit.
He spotted another dog on the other side of the trail. I realized just in time to try & catch him before he did anything… but it was too late. He took off like a shot, cutting across in front of me. Pulled me down to the ground in the process: knee, then elbow and lastly, my head was bouncing off the asphalt, droplets of blood flying. 200 lb Great Dane running to play with another dog vs short pixie of a woman = no contest whatsoever. It was like being leashed to a car & trying to stop it when the driver floors it. LOL
I”ve got road rash on one knee, the inside of an elbow (don’t ask me how, I have no clue how that happened!). My neighbor (the nurse) strongly suggested I go to the ER to make sure I didn’t have a concussion, plus she felt I needed a stitch or two in my head. So off I went… no concussion, but ended up with 5 stitches.
The worst was yet to come, though. My back, shoulder & chest tightened up by the evening and were on fire by the next day. It is now Tuesday and while the back/shoulder feels ok, the chest is still killing me. Had a doc visit today, who definitely felt it’s a pulled muscle. He got me setup to go back for x-rays & physical therapy to help get it back to normal. Since I can’t get in until next week, I’m thinking I’ll end up canceling that appt – I suspect I’ll feel much better by then. LOL
Needless to say, no running until I can breath without it feeling like someone is stabbing me with a dagger every time I take a deeper breath. *sigh*
Taking a break from my newest HP sock pattern to knit up some socks for a fellow Rubbernecker’s boyfriend. He’s in need of some healing vibes, so I’m knitting up socks for him. It’s a stitch pattern that I totally love to death, actually – it’s one of my go to stitch patterns, actually. I will definitely be sharing it with you all here on my blog once I finish the socks – or at least once the first sock is done. I decided to do this one sock at a time, though I have both OTN. I knit up the toes on the first on DPNs, then the toes of the second sock on a circ. I’m working the foot of the first sock now – once I hit the point where I need to work the heel, I’ll go back to the second sock & catch up. That way, I’m doing both socks, but on separate sets of needles. This approach makes the project easier to handle for portability. I wanted socks I could tuck into my purse & pull out whenever I had a few minutes of waiting anywhere. This pattern is going to be “Healing Vibes”.
Here’s a sneak peak at the start of the sock, though you don’t see the pattern just yet in it…
Today’s Ravelry Search
So… in keeping with my current project, I give you some awesome patterns! The difficult part? Of 8 pages of patterns resulting from searching for “cancer”, probably 80% of the results are specifically for breast cancer. That is good news, of course, but I would really love to see a bunch more generic patterns – breast cancer isn’t the only one out there. I think it’s just the one that gets the most press.
As always, click the picture to go straight to the Ravelry pattern page…
* Free pattern
Happy Wednesday, everyone!