It was fantastic to have everyone together, and we got to spend some time with my grandparents and the cute babies in the family. I went running with my dad and took John for a little walk around Garden of the Gods, one of the best places in the Shawnee National Forest.
|Garden of the Gods|
|Mountaintop bow pose. I promise I kicked my leg out further and got my upper body parallel to the ground, but John took the picture while I was in motion.|
|Kissing Camel Rock|
Lots of good times, but one major downer (literally).
As I was coming down the hardwood stairs in my parents' house, my feet (in socks) slipped out from under me and I fell down the entire flight. I bruised up my arm and calf, but the fleshy part of my rear end took most of the fall. This is good in that I have no broken bones, but it is bad, very, very bad, in that my butt is completely black, blue, and extremely, deeply sore. The black bruise is swollen and covers my entire left butt cheek, and hurts when touched, when sitting, when walking, etc. It hurts all the time, and it still swollen five days after the injury. I would post a picture, but...no, I wouldn't. I don't want that out on the Internet for all time.
There is absolutely no way I can run. I tried the tiniest of jogs yesterday morning, and the minimal bouncing almost made my cry, it hurt so badly. For now, I also don't think I can do yoga, because much of my class is sitting on the floor and even that sounds painful. There is pain deep down in my glute, so any use of the muscle feels bad. Just sitting in my chair at work, or lying in my bed at night, is uncomfortable.
It certainly could have been worse, and I'll recover, but I am disappointed. I was just getting back into the mood to train again, and have been thinking of a spring half-marathon, but now I will wait a while to register. I have also been enjoying my weekly Bikram yoga class, and was planning to up that to twice a week, but I must put that off for a little while, as well. Believe me, I wouldn't do any of this if my butt didn't really, REALLY hurt. I thought after a few days it would be getting better, but it is not, at least not yet.