snapshots of an idle mind

December 4, 2006

piles and piles

Filed under: blogging,exercise,life,Uncategorized — sassinak @ 11:58 pm


a bunch of stuff has happened lately that’s been preventing me from blogging…

first of all the major problem here is that it’s christmas. well the holiday season.

okay that isn’t actually a problem, it’s in fact freaking wonderful actually but it’s wreaking havoc with my little routine.

take this wednesday for example, my wednesdays are always the same, i get up at the crack of dawn and go teach at 6:30 and 8:30am with an occasional 10am tossed in on top and a brisk swim from 7:45 to 8:15 and then i go home. i blog, i relax, i maybe have some food.

i sleep for a few hours and i get up. if i didn’t have food before my nap i have some now and then i go teach from 5:30 to 8:30pm. there is occasionally a 1:30pm mixed in but i arrange it so i can sleep.

i know, it sounds like the shittiest day imaginable and yet it’s one of my favourites.

usually i go climbing or go home and watch television after i do the second shift and on days without my 1:30 client i often climb in the late afternoon and then go to work. this depends largely on my climbing partner.

anyway it’s pretty set you know?

so this wednesday my 6:30am client is away so that means my usual thirty minute swim between her and my 8:30 class is kaiboshed because no matter how good my intentions? i ain’t getting up early to swim. i’ll try the recumbent bikes at work but i’m not sure how good that will be for reasons that are about to become abundantly clear.

i can’t swim after because aquafit is at 11, i will IF my 9:30 is done fast enough… doubtful, it’s a first session.

i may manage to blog this wednesday though, you see after that second class i have nothing all day. i moved my 5:30pm to friday and my 7:30pm cancelled due to inviting me to his company’s friends and family day.

why would i go to such a thing you ask?

it’s at a fucking chocolate factory!

yeah i said chocolate factory, and not the shitty kind either.

*pause for girls to clean off drool*

(yes i’m jealous of me too)

okay but see how my simple day is all weird? it’s awesomely weird but weird nonetheless and this has been happening every day.

consequently the usual holiday induced dearth of blogging is starting a bit early this year.

well that and a few other things…

let’s see:

i broke my ankle

i have two christmas parties this weekend

the one of a kind show was last weekend

i went for a drive in the country with othercat (pics!)

i made a new friend

there’s been much eating in restaurants and hanging with friends

i’ve been subbing

i’ve gotten a new client or two which steals some mental energy

i’ve been watching season one of supernatural (that takes a lot of time you know) [shut the fuck up if you watch it, i am currently UNSPOILED after season one episode 12]


oh the ankle thing? ;)

i was climbing a couple of weeks ago and there was this little chip about a foot above this very large flat handhold and my foot was on the chip and i fell and slipped at the same time and my foot slammed into the large flat hold and basically jammed my ankle bones up about a foot higher than they should be.

it bruised on the spot but i ignored it and assumed i would be fine.

but i wasn’t.

so i got an x-ray two weeks later (what? that’s what a doctor told me to do when in doubt about injuries, if it’s not improving in two weeks or gets worse in the second week go see a doctor) and i have a tiny fragment at the base of my medial malleolus (little bone that sticks out on either side of your ankle, medial means toward the middle) and tissue inflamation at the lateral malleolus (lateral is toward the outside) which is typical of an avulsion fracture.

[according to the mayo clinican avulsion fracture occurs when a ligament or tendon attached to a bone pulls away part of the bone. This may occur due to direct trauma, such as a hard tackle in football or indirect trauma…]

anyway i started to worry because deep flexings against unstable surfaces (think flipturns in swimming or scuttling around in a squat) were causing stabbing pain that was getting worse… and yeah i broke it. it’s a pathetic break but it’s broken enough that i’m off climbing for at least another month and i’m still having trouble getting swimming!

not to mention? the computer is not a comfortable place to sit if you can’t put weight on your ankle… well i can, but i don’t like it.

prognosis? you’ll be fine but your ankle is weak and your right foot and really whole right side are gonna feel twisty for a while. do lots of physio mostly to prevent the compensatory injuries and try to get in the pool…

so, as you can see, there are piles and piles and piles of little things that overall are adding up to less blogging than i like. i still love my blog and all of your blogs but my free time for the next little while will have to be spent on rice.

you know, rest ice compress elevate.




  1. Bugger about the ankle, bugger about the holiday blogging, but fuck yeah I’m jealous about that chocolate factory party!
    YEAH, I’m first! It’s been a while…so long I think I’m a born again virgin…

    Comment by debambam — December 5, 2006 @ 3:00 am | Reply

  2. Sorry to hear about the ankle, Sass. That is of the suck. :(

    But the chocolate factory thing sound fracking sweet! Enjoy it.

    Hope you heal quickly and well!

    Comment by Sonus Ex Machina — December 5, 2006 @ 5:24 am | Reply

  3. ankles are a total bitch … I had problems with both, thanks to football … and once I stepped in a hole and fell over sideways; I was so lucky it didn’t break.

    so yes … rest, ice, elevate … repeat … especially the rest part ;)

    Comment by DZER — December 5, 2006 @ 7:04 am | Reply

  4. Made a new friend? Really? What kind? Do tell! Broke ankle? And that’s just a passing comment? While in Dublin I stubbed my big toe and we thought I might have broken it. It still hurts a bit but nothing I can’t handle. Sucks, though. And the reasons for not blogging sound absolutely fucking delish. So no worries. I am really gonna try, now that all my traveling is behind me, to start an exercise routine. Ick!


    Comment by Natalia — December 5, 2006 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  5. what a DRRRAAAAAAG, that you broke your ankle.

    i think you need lots of chocolate for therapeutic purposes.

    and i’m with nat. DO tell about the new friend…

    Comment by terry — December 5, 2006 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

  6. deb: hey babe i’m jealous of the chocolate factory party… i mean this guy has amazing taste, i can’t WAIT to see what kind of treats they make… mmmm so stoked.

    but yeah, i miss y’all and my ankle is ANNOYED!

    ^5 of firstness!

    sonus: yes, yes it is!

    that said, chocolate makes up for a lot… now the dilemma, to bring baggies to snag treats or to act polite *g*


    dzer: yeah you are really lucky, that kind of break REALLY sucks.

    that said, my right ankle is ALREADY messy so this is just exacerbating an already injured area… i am not happy.

    love the resting, it’s why i’m watching supernatural season one :)

    Comment by sassinak — December 5, 2006 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

  7. nat: a pilates teacher in town, she’s awesome.

    nah, the ankle isn’t a passing comment, i was just trying to be funny :) i’ve broken a toe and let me tell you it hurts like hell when you do it… i do not recommend it!

    dude i can’t say i mind holiday cheer as a reason not to blog *g*

    also? start slow, one percent a day or one percent a week… start small and you’ll actually get there :)

    terry: not to mention? the gym is being an asshole about it and i broke myself AT THE GYM!

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate. :)

    y’all are funny, it’s a girl!

    Comment by sassinak — December 5, 2006 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

  8. You know, I’m pretty exhausted, so I thought it was really funny when you mentioned that you subbed twice this weekend.

    I was all: “Sass is totally getting down with her bad self– but she always struck me as more of a dom, at least in the beginning.”

    Now I am going to take a shower and with any luck I will emerge far more awake.

    Comment by Princess Valium — December 6, 2006 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  9. I admit I glazed over during the medical bone explanation stuff but still that sucks, you broke your ankle!

    I am such a little pavlovian… every time I write the word “broke” I actually write broker and then have to go back and delete the R. Occupational hazard I spose.

    Other than the broken ankle, sounds like a lovely week! Can’t wait to hear all about the chocolate factory. Tell them you have a loyal fan club, all of whom are expecting chocolates direct from the factory so to please give you several hundred free samples :)

    Comment by JMai — December 6, 2006 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  10. I hope your ankle starts feeling better soon

    Comment by Kristen — December 6, 2006 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  11. you know what? i bet the broken ankle heals faster than a badly sprained one.

    that better be some kickass chocolate you are on about. yummo.

    hobble on, girl. :)

    Comment by gabi — December 6, 2006 @ 8:55 pm | Reply

  12. I had a similar injury as a teen. It sucked! I was swinging on a rope swing in our barn, (about 10 feet off the ground) jumped and had to crawl down the hill to get help.

    Maybe the chocolate will help heal it.

    Comment by signgurl — December 8, 2006 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

  13. Darlin, you and I are too much alike.

    Comment by kathi — December 11, 2006 @ 12:42 pm | Reply

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