Usually my injuries are just dumb luck. The one I have now is because I was just plain dumb.
Bike the Drive 2011 was particularly chilly this year, and our little one was cold. To warm her up, we did jumping jacks.
Lots of jumping jacks.
And what was I wearing on my feet? Cycling shoes.
I didn’t think anything of this until my right foot started to ache Sunday afternoon. And it got worse Monday.
I figured it was from carrying the kiddo about a mile in my stocking feet — maybe I stepped wrong and strained my foot.
But when I told Jason about my foot pain yesterday, he pointed out that doing jumping jacks in hard cycling shoes was probably the culprit (and not so smart).
And it totally makes sense. My foot hurts on the outside, across from my arch; in exactly the spot my foot would continually smack the side of my shoe if I were (ahem) doing dozens of jumping jacks.
Now my foot continues to hurt. I’m limping when I walk. And it’s uncomfortable no matter what kind of shoe I have on it.
The pain continues to worsen today. It might be time for a doctor’s visit. Dear God, if I actually hurt myself enough to have to take time off of training for doing jumping jacks, I’m going to lose it.
Does anyone else have a “stupid injury” story, or am I all alone in my lack of brain power when it comes to keeping myself injury-free?