You know those injuries that happen when you’re being just plain stupid? The injuries that could have definitely been avoided? Like not looking where you’re going and running into a pole? Or stepping on a rake and having it hit you square in the face.
Well, I had one of those moments last week. Wednesday evening I somehow managed to kick my ankle into the edge of my chair. The chairs in my dorm room can kind of rock back and when they do so there is a sharp edge towards the front on either side. I think I was going to get up from my chair and wasn’t paying much attention. The funny thing is that it didn’t even hurt that much. I didn’t put any ice on it or take ibuprofen because I didn’t think it was a big deal.
The next day we got dumped with another big snowstorm (don’t get me started on how ridiculous that is). I think I aggravated my ankle more by trying to walk to the gym in all the snow. The uneven footing probably didn’t help.
Turns out kicking my chair left me with an itty bitty bruise and a pretty sore ankle. Luckily, I think it’s finally getting better. I had to miss a few days of running, but nothing too bad.
Have you ever had any stupid injuries? Leave your story in the comments.