Well, the kick to the chest I took in taekwondo a couple of weeks ago turned out to have broken my sternum; I gave it a while to see if it was just a bruise, but when it kept hurting I went and got it x-rayed.
So I'm banned from athletics for 4-6 weeks. Which means that the marathon and the ultra-marathon in November are going to be run after a not-very-good lapse in training. I plan on completing them at the slowest possible speed, then writing a book on how to run a marathon without doing anything but playing D&D and eating doughnuts for 6 weeks ahead of time.
In the interest of journalistic honesty, I will go kill and eat a doughnut in the near future.
Hex Crawl 23 #147: The Lead Mines of Kuzza
12 hours ago
Yikes! Hope you start to feel better soon.ReplyDelete
I'd buy the book BTW!
Dude. You need to block those. ;-)ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you're down for a while. It sucks to have to sit out on training, and you're getting a double whammy. Follow the Doc's orders and get yourself properly healed up though, you'll be glad you did.
Word Verification: Inglyse. The common tongue in post-apocalyptic America.
It was a close-quarter exercise where I wasn't supposed to be blocking (because it's so much SAFER when both people aren't doing street-fighting moves both at the same time). If we'd been sparring it would have been a different story. Which makes the whole thing even more annoying.ReplyDelete
On the bright side you can turn out 20 more adventure modules all named with your Adventure Deskbook volume 1, with all monsters created with Adventure Deskbook volume 2. Just don't get Jelly from your doughnut on my PDF.ReplyDelete
Hope you get better soon. So do they have to put you in a full body cast for a broken sternum?
Sounds terribly painful. Best wishes for a speedy recovery -- hope you're back to full HP soon.ReplyDelete
Ouch, indeed! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Enjoy the doughnut hunting!ReplyDelete
Damn. Does it hurt to laugh, cough, or sneeze? That sucks.ReplyDelete
However, the two main bones of the sternum are cool. The gladiolus is the main part and means "small sword" in Latin (hence gladiator from gladius), and the upper part is the manubrium, or the sword's handle. That's pretty old school.
Actually they don't do anything for a broken sternum, or for ribs. You just take aspirin until the bones knit.ReplyDelete
Eat lots of cheese and sardines (calcium) and hope you feel better soon!ReplyDelete
Matt, I eat doughnuts and play D&D all the time, and have never had my sternum broken....a lesson there for you.ReplyDelete
Exercise will kill you. Enjoy the wild rapacious donuts! Look out for Tucker's donut ambushes... Get well soon!ReplyDelete
TKD can be dangerous sometimes. But this tells me that you are learning the real deal and are not in a McDojo.
Well, I'll definitely say a prayer for that sternum. And go to a real doughnut shop. Krispy Kremes. Bleagh!ReplyDelete