All the Injuries

My blog and I have always been associated with injuries.  Though I’ve only been running about 3 and a half years I’ve already run the full spectrum of injuries.  Sadly though most of those injuries are not running related and mostly freak accident related.  I decide to compile all the injuries I’ve had since beginning running and how they occurred.  I don’t really consider a week long issue an injury, though the only week long issue dealt with my knees.  Anyways someone asked about my life and injuries from a stress fracture to 2 broken arms. 

July 2011 would be considered my running injury.  After about 1 month of forcing my body to run an hour a day when I wasn’t ready and at a pace I wasn’t ready for, I got a tibial stress fracture on my 21st birthday.  This injury was devastating for me at the time.  I had less then a year of full training under my belt.   Though it was a devastating injury, it was an injury I needed to learn and grow as a runner.

 

 

MMM. Injury (this was before they discovered a SF and thought it was tendinitis).  I limped my way to Happy 21.  (not at the bar but out with my parents)
MMM. Injury (this was before they discovered a SF and thought it was tendinitis). I limped my way to Happy 21. (not at the bar but out with my parents)
Still enjoying my 21st (also point of note I did not mix meds and alc,)  I could write a post on how much I hate medicine...another day.
Still enjoying my 21st (also point of note I did not mix meds and alc,) I could write a post on how much I hate medicine…another day.

January 2012 I slipped on ice, fell and broke my arm.  It’s as simple as that.  I don’t have an excuse or exciting story as I was wearing UGG boots and they have no traction.  In that same week my car slid on black ice and hit a police car.  It was not a good week for me, my wallet or my love for winter. Except for that it was a pretty minor break and I may have gone to the bar the same night.  Also during January I was feeling some knee twinges but after taking 4 weeks off of running for my broken arm, the twinges never came back.

At least this is like 97/100 percent better :P
A broken humerus is not humerous… 
The only day I wore the sling...that day...
The only day I wore the sling…that day…

 

September 2012 I developed a cyst in the arch of my foot.  They still don’t know exactly what it was from and it could have developed anywhere in my body.  I am extremely lucky it didn’t develop in my brain or somewhere very serious.  However, I am still very bitter that it ruined my cross country season.  I was able to run on it until it got to be so big it ripped the muscle off my bone.  After a couple of months of waiting it out, they gave me cortisone shot which made the cyst slowly disappear.  If only I had cried my way to cortisone shot the same day they saw it develop…should have, would have, could have. Though this was not running related it was a rather painful stab at my running career.

September 27, 2012 when I realized the cyst in my foot had caused the muscle to rip off my bone.
September 27, 2012 when I realized the cyst in my foot had caused the muscle to rip off my bone.

August 2013 I was hit by a cyclist and knocked to the ground, fracturing my elbow.  I was devastated but after a week (and trip to an orthopedist (realized it was the most nonserious elbow fracture I could have had.  I was able to run (awkwardly) less then a week after it.

Was this really 2 months ago?  Soft cast removed.  Christmas!
Was this really 2 months ago? Soft cast removed. Christmas!

A few weeks ago I was having a twinge in my knee but after a deep tissue massage and a few days of rest it went away.  So instead of letting it become an injury, it was just an issue.

So there you have it.

Questions for you: 

Are you injury prone?

Do you like snow? By that I mean do you like old crusty snow that was nice and fluffy until it got to be -30 and it froze over?

With my records of slipping and falling on snow and ice throughout college (that was no means the first time it happened) I am surprised I haven’t broken my arm more than that.