Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Big Kahuna: Week 10

I kind of feel like I should re-name my blog "Keeping Up with Kristen's Injuries."  Last week I hit a bit of a rock in the road (literally).

See Tuesday I had a job interview.  Three months and countless resumes later I finally had an interview.  Having not interviewed for a job in over five years I spend Monday diligently practicing every question they could throw at me.  I memorized, names, schools, interests of people I could possibly be interviewing with.  As I have done with most weeks I moved a few workouts around to give me Monday as a rest day to prepare.

Tuesday comes and I head off to my interview.  It goes great and I feel like I nail it.  I am on cloud nine hoping this is the one.  On my way home I am looking forward to lacing up my shoes for a good run followed by a good swim - I have energy to burn.

I get to my car at the BART station and I have a ticket?  Really?  I paid for parking?  Oh, but I failed to see the sign that said "carpool only" from 8 am to 10 am.  My ticket is time stamped 9:56 am.  Oh well, a stupid ticket isn't going to get me down.

I make a stop at my in-laws before heading home.  As I walk up to the door I trip on something (umm, my own foot) my shoe falls off and I stub my toe on a rock.  Ouch!!  It is throbbing but I am sure it is just the initial sting.  As I chat with my sister - in - law the pain seems to be intensifying.  I grab some ice and continue to talk.  15 minutes later as I get up to leave my foot won't fit in my shoe.  I look down and it is black and blue and huge.  Just great.

To make a long story short I either broke or seriously sprained my toe.  It was not until Sunday that the swelling had subsided enough that I was I could fit my foot inside a running shoe, much less my bike shoes.  Needless to say it seriously cramped my workouts for the week.  Who knew a pinky toe was so important?

I am disappointed but there was nothing I could do.  As I write this the race is 4 days away and I am taking it on a test run as soon as I hit "post."  This run will determine my strategy for the the race.

This story does have a happy ending though because I GOT THE JOB!
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  1. Congrats on the job! I've also stubbed my toe and was surprised how much it swelled and ached.

  2. Ooooh, congratulations on the job!!!
    Here's to a fast toe recovery!

  3. Sorry to hear about the toe, but congrats on the job!!

  4. I hope that toe heals quickly, and congratulations on getting the job!

  5. Congrats on the job!! The only solution I know for a bum toe is to tape it to the other ones to minimize movement.

  6. EXCUSE ME WHAT!?!?!? this is HUGE!! not the toe...haha....I'm so happy for you. I'm dying to hear more, dying. Please message me and let me know the story!! Way to go, and way to be so incredibly well prepared for an interview


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