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Ridicully ([personal profile] ridicully) wrote2013-08-07 09:51 am

I can't really title ever single entry "I aten't dead"

My ankle looks like this at the moment:

This, amazingly enough, has nothing to do with climbing or the Tough Mudder I ran last month. I simply stepped in a pothole on the street. Pure stupidity.
It doesn't even hurt any more. Just ... is swollen and purple-green.
I'm not someone to make sensible health decisions, so I went climbing on it once already. Which I shouldn't do but I have way too much energy and no way to get rid of it.
Problem is, swollen as it is, it doesn't squeeze properly into climbing shoes. Also, my california trip which involves lots of hiking is less than a month away. I *should* be sensible.

It's something I do so well.

Exhibit A - The Ridi shaped mud monster on the right.

Yes, maybe sensible decision making is better left for someone else.

Please note the lovely orange hats on the rest of my team. This is what I've been doing when I'm bored at the moment. Knitting hats.
Knitting hats and marathoning first the West Wing and now ER

It keeps me entertained.
And since the summer sale on Steam I have a playable version of Civilization for the first time in 20 years. This is not good. I can lose days to that game...

Hmm. Coherent, this entry is not. But it's got pictures and will maybe break through the barrier of "Too much stuff, can't post before I have talked about all this".
We'll see.

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2013-08-07 09:31 am (UTC)(link)
Once I fell down a short (like, five step) staircase because I was reading a book.


Here's hoping it's less heinous by hiking time.
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[personal profile] schnurble 2013-08-07 09:56 am (UTC)(link)
Potholes are really dangerous! Hubby once stepped into one and went over his ankle and then his foot looked exactly like yours.
I'm crossing my fingers it'll be good again when you'll go on your hike!

The mud race looked like a lot of fun :o)

[personal profile] zoi 2013-08-07 10:18 am (UTC)(link)
I meant to ask you on facebook, but, well, then didn't. And now I remembered. Was the "ΓΝΩΘ..." I saw on your arm "ΓΝΩΘΙΣ ΕΑΥΤΟΝ"?
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[personal profile] kateshort 2013-08-08 02:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Google translate has only half a clue, so I'm guessing it's "know thyself"?
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[personal profile] astridv 2013-08-07 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
That race looks like heaps of fun!

Are you toproping? You could go for one-legged climbing and pick easier routes to balance it out. I tried it once or twice... it's still fun. It's interesting.
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[personal profile] bettina 2013-08-07 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
That looks... really painful! :O

Mud is good for the skin, I hear! ;)
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[personal profile] kateshort 2013-08-08 02:09 pm (UTC)(link)
D: D: D: to the foot. Yikes!

The Tough Mudder pics are awesome. You all look great!