Sunday, March 14, 2010
I am injured.Luckily it's not an injury that will affect my running in any way, shape or form but none-the-less I have some pain. It's actually my thumb and it's a pathetic injury that was caused by my oven self-destructing a couple of weeks ago.
The sequence of events goes like this:
#1 Oven breaks
#2 I call to get a repairman to come.
#3 Wait a week and a half
#4 Repairman arrives and I feel the shame of having a totally disgustingly filthy oven (It was similar to the shame I felt when I went to see if the lump in my breast was cancer or not - it wasn't - and when I lifted up my arm for the doctor to palpate lymphnodes I realised that I hadn't shaved the pits for a while) BTW he was lovely about the filthy oven, ignoring it to a point but having to use dishwashing detergent to get rid of the grease on his hands.
#5 Guilt starts to eat away at me.
#6 Buy oven-cleaning product which promises to eat away at my skin if I accidently spray it on myself.
#7 Finally get around to using said oven-cleaner and in the process of scouring the oven racks manage to scour off most of the skin on my right thumb.
It is truly a pathetic injury but I've decided that, seeing as it was the first time I'd ever cleaned my or anyone-else's oven and I got injured that oven cleaning is obviously a dangerous activity and I will not do it again. I will live with the shame of a filthy oven or buy a new one when it becomes too disgusting for words. Running is a much safer activity. I've really only had one injury - sore knee caused by a tight ITB - but I've had it a couple of times. So no oven-cleaning for me - I'll be sticking to running.
PS - That is NOT my thumb.