Three Days And I’m Out

Posted By on June 27, 2011

Yes, I know. I know. I didn’t post on Sunday, so I officially fail at my renewed blogging attempt. But, I posted on a Friday AND a Saturday, so I figure it makes up for it. And I’m not giving up! I’m still going to make it a majority of the 21 days.

I have no excuse for not taking the time to post something Sunday. Well, besides my laziness and amazing sloth-like tendencies.

See, after Saturday night’s wine fest, I was not feeling up to much on Sunday. I slept until 11 and moved from the bed to the couch and then watched 6 straight episodes of Mad Men. (I would have watched more, but that was all I had from Netflix.)

I had big plans for this weekend. BIG! HUGE! It was the first weekend since getting back from Jamaica where I had nothing to do. I didn’t have to drive anywhere, or visit family. I had no obligations. It was glorious! I was going to clean! And go grocery shopping! And do laundry and get organized!

I did none of this. I drank wine, went to my WW meeting and that was it. I didn’t even make it to the store, with my paltry list of like 10 things. I made it, though, to Taco Bell for dinner. And then I even walked to 7-11 to get some chocolate milk. But getting in the car to do the grocery shopping? Too much effort. My laziness knows no bounds.

And then I went to bed at 7:30. No, really. I got like 11 hours of sleep last night.

I’m pretty sure that additional sleep was to blame for the fact that I have this giant bump and scrape on my right shin:

In a move of pure insanity, I decided that I would run for the train this morning. I heard it arriving as I was paying my fare and decided I could totally make it if I ran.

(Not only is this a thought I should never have, it’s also a thought I should never have at 7:30 AM before I’ve had any coffee.)

In a stroke of what I assumed was pure genius, I decided I should run up the escalator, as opposed to the stairs, since that would get me up to the platform faster. This was a stupid idea mostly because I take the stairs every day. My body is aware of the height of each of the steps. The steps on the escalator are bigger.

So in a lazy, sleepy haze, I was running up stairs on an escalator and the end of my flip flop caught on the step I didn’t quite make and DOWN GOES JOHNSON!

I ignored the pain and hoped I didn’t rip a hole in my pants, and continued running up the stairs to the train. I made it just as the doors were closing. I made a little wave to the driver, to please let me on, to no avail.


The stupidest thing about this? The trains come frequently in the AM rush. It’s not like I was going to have to wait 20 minutes for the next one. THERE IS NO REASON TO RUN! Plus, escalator stairs = way more hurty than other cement stairs!

And it chipped my brand! New! Pedicure! That I got Saturday!

This will teach me to try and be active before 8 AM sans caffeine.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


9 Responses to “Three Days And I’m Out”

  1. Angella says:

    Dude! You get a gold star for effort. 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    You totally get extra mad points for running in flip flops 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    Ohmygod that looks painful. This just backs up my no running policy. Ever. For anything. Except if the kids make me, but then I’m certainly not happy about it. I really hope it’s not as awful as it looks – get some ice on that!

  4. Mahnee says:

    OUCH!!!!! I do similar crazy hurrying to catch a train or bus, knowing full well they run much more frequently during rush hour and if I miss one, i won’t have to wait too long for another.
    Hope it doesn’t hurt too much!!!!!

  5. A'Dell says:

    So, in that picture? My knee starts about halfway up your shin. I am very jealous of your long legs.

    But, OUCH. That would be so hurty.

  6. alimartell says:

    But the REAL question is…what’s happening on Mad Men for you right now???

    (Also. HOLY OUCH.)

  7. Alice says:

    ahhh the escalator wound. i’ve, sadly, done that on more than one occasion. although i have to say that overall, falling UP the escalator is still better than falling DOWN it, which my friend did when her stilletto got caught in one of the grooves as she was hurrying down one time. it was… not good 🙂

  8. lceel says:

    Ouch!! I kiss you and make you better. MWAH!!

  9. Ruby says:

    I know I should not have laughed when I read this but I did … I see that bruise and cringe because that would take 5 years to go away if it were me! I hope you are feeling better no more running!