Let me start by saying that I did not mean for an entire week (!) to go by without a new posting. Life has of course taken over and honestly I have made little to no time to write. As to be expected, my first week here has been overwhelming, just not in the way one would expect. Ahh – where to start?
I am happy to say that I am loving my current living situation. I found my fabulous casa thanks to Airbnb. If you are looking for an alternative to hotels while traveling or a long-term situation, like I was, this is a great resource! Follow the link and as you can see you can choose your price range – ideal neighborhood – read reviews etc. Take a look I highly recommend this site!
Anyway back to my point. So here I am loving the house, my housemate (more on him later), and my neighborhood. I am living off a small, yet charming, park. I was really excited about this because I like to run. I am not a fanatic about it, but if there is easy accessibility the chances of my getting off my “bum” to run are pretty solid. Because, let’s be real, if it was just 3 blocks away I probably wouldn’t go…
So after choosing to stay in all day/night on Sat to rest and fully adjust, I woke up on Sunday excited to take a few spins around the park.
There I was getting in the groove, jamming to Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)”, FEELING life and then BAM! My foot hit a loose tile on the sidewalk and tumbling down I went. We may run the world according to Bey, but I clearly can’t run around a park. No Bueno.
I scraped my knees and one elbow up pretty good. I tested my ankle thought it was good and then I proceeded to dust myself off, get back up, and finish my run.
Oh, I didn’t stop there, I proceeded to walk around the city for 8 hours that day. Mind you it was a lovely day – in which I will indulge in another post coming soon. But I got home took off my shoes and my ankle was about 3 times the size it should be. WTF.
Soooo I have been taking it easy so my knees and sprained ankle can heal. I am going to buy a cord for my camera after work today so I can load photos of my ailments – pity comments are encouraged 😉
So the swelling has gone down considerably it’s still tender but I am on the mend 🙂
OK, as promised here are some photos of my ailments. Please forgive that I haven’t had a pedicure in a while… 🙂