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So, so frustrated today, steepsterites.

I think I may have stress-fractured my tibia.

It’s not a horrific sort of break. It’s pretty common, actually, as I understand it…but it hurts, and if it really is a stress-fracture, it’s probably going to mean that I can’t run for the next few months…and since I’m halfway through this Couch to 5K program, that would be a huge, huge setback. I have all of this energy and motivation to run (finally!)…

…and now maybe I can’t.

ARGH

Today was a comfort tea day.

Usually chai is my comfort tea, but since I got most of a run in before realizing that, hey, my leg really was getting worse and worse and I probably ought to stop, the last thing I wanted was hot milk in my system.

I can’t believe I’m almost out of this tea. I bought a BIG bag of the coconut pouchong from Golden Moon, and I’m finally getting down to the very last of what I have. I think I ought to polish it off; it’s breaking up and the leaves are extremely dry. I heaped an extra half of a teaspoon in and was too impatient to wait for the water temp to drop to 175, and it’s still awesome. Coconut and buttery and smooth and sweet, with just a little bit of oolong greenery peeking through. The scent and flavor of this tea still waffle back and forth between straight coconut and coconut-masquerading-as-gardenia to me, and I like it.

Hadn’t had this one in a while. Going to have to order more when this is gone. It has a permanent spot in my cupboard.

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__Morgana__

Hope you don’t have a stress fracture! I have problems with my knees now so can’t run the way I used to or want to. Today I’m going swimming instead. I have been forced into crosstraining.

Angrboda

I tried running once. Turns out my ankle can’t cope with that amount of stress. I had a rather bad sprain some years ago and even starting up slowly with running it only took a week before it had flared up. I’m a generally lazy person otherwise, so I was really proud of myself for having given it a go in the first place. I tried power-walking instead which is much more gentle on the joints and that worked much better for me, but I lost the motivation to do exercise while I waited for the second stress-sprain to go away. (When I sprained it the first time my dad did ask if I wanted to go to the ER and have it looked at, but I said it wasn’t necessary. Now I’m wondering if that wasn’t a wee bit stupid)

sophistre

I hope I don’t, too. :( I like some cross training anyway…it’s good to keep your body guessing!…but I’ll be sad if I can’t keep running. The most motivating part of this program has been all of the progress I can see.

Angr — ankle stuff is so rough! Once you sprain it, it’s like everything is loose there forever. My mother (61 years old now) just had surgery on her ankles to tighten ligaments and tendons she’d stressed over the years (we’re a clumsy lot and she used to roll over on her ankles all the time).

I guess some strength training to compensate for the looseness would probably help (this is my method for handling the very loose and dislocation-prone right shoulder I have, owing to a snowboarding accident in highschool)…but strength training ankles seems like a difficult prospect.

Rabs

::HUGE HUG::

Angrboda

I’m somewhat hyper-mobile which doesn’t help. I’ve had my knee cap twisted out of place twice as a teenager (That! Hurts!), and while I haven’t twisted it again, my knees still start hurting easily and sometimes I get some rather harsh reminders that I should be careful. Doctors started threatening me with that sort of tightening surgery on my knees when I did it the second time in six months. That seemed to scare my knee into submission. Later came this ankle business. At least my knees are still the same size and shape. My ankles aren’t. The sprained one is slightly thicker than the other, as I discovered with a small panic attack the last time I had to buy new winter boots.

Ewa

Bah, that sucks! Hope that it turns out to be something that heals quickly!

sophistre

Angr – me, too! Hence the shoulder that dislocates at the drop of a hat. It sounds like you may have it even worse than I do, though. :/

Thanks Rabs and Ewa! I’m doing a lot less exasperated flailing around today, so I suppose I got it out of my system. ^^

Angrboda

Knees or shoulders… I’m not sure what’s worse there. If it’s the knee it’s difficult to walk. If it’s the shoulder it must be difficult to do anything else… I think we’re equally afflicted. Do you also sometimes get that warning sign telling you to start being super-careful, where it feels like the entire joint is made only out of elastics?

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__Morgana__

Hope you don’t have a stress fracture! I have problems with my knees now so can’t run the way I used to or want to. Today I’m going swimming instead. I have been forced into crosstraining.

Angrboda

I tried running once. Turns out my ankle can’t cope with that amount of stress. I had a rather bad sprain some years ago and even starting up slowly with running it only took a week before it had flared up. I’m a generally lazy person otherwise, so I was really proud of myself for having given it a go in the first place. I tried power-walking instead which is much more gentle on the joints and that worked much better for me, but I lost the motivation to do exercise while I waited for the second stress-sprain to go away. (When I sprained it the first time my dad did ask if I wanted to go to the ER and have it looked at, but I said it wasn’t necessary. Now I’m wondering if that wasn’t a wee bit stupid)

sophistre

I hope I don’t, too. :( I like some cross training anyway…it’s good to keep your body guessing!…but I’ll be sad if I can’t keep running. The most motivating part of this program has been all of the progress I can see.

Angr — ankle stuff is so rough! Once you sprain it, it’s like everything is loose there forever. My mother (61 years old now) just had surgery on her ankles to tighten ligaments and tendons she’d stressed over the years (we’re a clumsy lot and she used to roll over on her ankles all the time).

I guess some strength training to compensate for the looseness would probably help (this is my method for handling the very loose and dislocation-prone right shoulder I have, owing to a snowboarding accident in highschool)…but strength training ankles seems like a difficult prospect.

Rabs

::HUGE HUG::

Angrboda

I’m somewhat hyper-mobile which doesn’t help. I’ve had my knee cap twisted out of place twice as a teenager (That! Hurts!), and while I haven’t twisted it again, my knees still start hurting easily and sometimes I get some rather harsh reminders that I should be careful. Doctors started threatening me with that sort of tightening surgery on my knees when I did it the second time in six months. That seemed to scare my knee into submission. Later came this ankle business. At least my knees are still the same size and shape. My ankles aren’t. The sprained one is slightly thicker than the other, as I discovered with a small panic attack the last time I had to buy new winter boots.

Ewa

Bah, that sucks! Hope that it turns out to be something that heals quickly!

sophistre

Angr – me, too! Hence the shoulder that dislocates at the drop of a hat. It sounds like you may have it even worse than I do, though. :/

Thanks Rabs and Ewa! I’m doing a lot less exasperated flailing around today, so I suppose I got it out of my system. ^^

Angrboda

Knees or shoulders… I’m not sure what’s worse there. If it’s the knee it’s difficult to walk. If it’s the shoulder it must be difficult to do anything else… I think we’re equally afflicted. Do you also sometimes get that warning sign telling you to start being super-careful, where it feels like the entire joint is made only out of elastics?

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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