Wednesday, September 11, 2013

When Inanimate Objects Fight Back

I'm a klutz.  I know it and if you read my blog you know it too.

Over vacation I bought an elliptical machine of which I had full intention of using when my spouse went back to work last week.  Well I think that the thing is possessed.  No sooner do I put on my work out clothes the thing bites me.

I'm serious.  In the past 8 working days I have had the thing bit me three times.  Sure okay, I admit it is my fault because I get distracted.  Yesterday I was headed to the elliptical machine when I got distracted by the color of the tarmac outside.  I thought it was wet and possibly raining which meant I would have to go around closing all the windows.  No rain.  Crap, ouch, damn!  Yup the elliptical bit me again.

If I'm going to injure myself by accident I do it well. I'm sure some of you are wondering what I did now and others probably are laughing with me in anticipation.  I broke my feet.  Feet?  Yes both feet three times now.

This is the left foot early yesterday which showed signs of healing nicely.  The bruise is there from the first striking of the elliptical plus two spider bites.  I struck the underside of the left foot on the elliptical.
This is my right foot of which you can see I recently injured not long after the left one.  Again healing nicely.  I struck the underside of right foot on the elliptical.  So the bottom got hit which means when the top of it bruises you know you did some good damage to the foot.
The left foot this morning.  I hit the elliptical machine directly with my little toe this time.  Spider bites are still there.  I have about 15 bites; the house is getting sprayed for  the spider issue today.  I guess it is a real problem this year in my village.  I've never had to get the house sprayed for spiders until this year.

Oh and my foot hurts!  No sense in going to the doctors for any of the above as there is nothing to be done.  Most I can do I did which is use ice on the broken  part and apply hydrocortisone cream to the bites.

But I thought I'd share with you all that I am attempting to exercise but I am failing miserably.  Right now I can't even get a sock let alone a shoe on.


  1. OUCH that looks PAINFUL! Heal quickly!

  2. Ouch :( Sorry! Hope you're on the mend soon.

  3. Ugh those bites look like they must have itched a lot. Love your nail polish, I am wearing a similar shade right now too :-)

  4. WOW that looks so painful!!! I'm very clutzy, too. I broke a rib just by running... didn't even know that was possible!!


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