Truth is, I’m pretty active and coordinated (you may not believe this, after reading my blog).
My honey and I bicycle and walk, lift weights and stretch.
But we get skinned knees, loosened toenails and muscle aches.
My question: are the scrapes and cuts signs we are too active? Should we cut back?
I have a bruise the size of Africa on my right thigh.
I earned the continent-shaped injury when I fell off my bike.
At least the bike was stationary.
My bike was loaded on the right side (where I have a basket) and I was carrying home groceries.
I’ve polished my shopping skills so that I can stuff the basket to the brim and peddle home hands-free.
Problem is, I had to press the Walk Sign button in order to cross the street, and the burdened bike fell to the right, taking me with it.
The hematoma turned purple and blue, then yellow and green, and is now fading to brown.
I figured I could still wear my summer frock to a September wedding (it should cover the bruise), and as I was fussing in the mirror, I saw a bluish mark that colored my lower arm below the elbow. Continue reading