Damn that potato.

I was in a car accident at the end of August. A fender bender, really. The lady in front of me stopped abruptly, I stopped abruptly, and the chick behind me stopped abruptly AFTER she slammed into my van and pushed me into the car in front of me.

Totally not how I wanted to spend a Thursday afternoon.

Despite it being a seemingly minor collision, it has messed up my back. I haven’t been able to run (and you know how much I love my running). I haven’t been able to do much of anything beyond my normal activities and the smallest things flare my back up and make me hurt all over again.

It has been getting better, though. Slowly but surely. I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and massage therapist, with physical therapy thrown in for good measure. Still, I’m not 100%.

I woke up this morning and was in a ton of pain in my lower back and hip. Every time I walked or moved, it stabbed at me. I had no idea what the heck was going on, but knew I needed relief, so I headed to my trusty rusty chiropractor.

“Did you do anything unusual last night?” he asked me.

“Nope,” I responded. “Nothing.”

“You didn’t run, did you…” he said in one of those “you know better, missy” tones.

“I didn’t run,” I replied.

He raised his eyebrow, skeptical.

“Promise!” I laughed.

“Okay, let’s get you feeling better.”

So, he did that back cracking awesomeness that he does. I stood to leave.

Then, it hit me.

“OH my gosh!” I said, far too loud than is normally appropriate for a medical facility. “I know what I did!”

I then went on to explain how last night, during Colby’s Tiger Scout meeting, they had a parents vs. kids game where each player had to get down on all fours and, using only one’s forehead/nose/chin, move a potato from one line to another. Of course I was the genius who decided to wear a skirt, so you can imagine how awkwardly I had to maneuver my legs to keep from flashing booty at a den of 7 year olds and their parents.

“Yep, that’ll do it,” he chuckled. “Don’t do that again.”

Damn that potato!


(Hey, so, I’m alive. Just wanted you to know I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet. I had to take a break from the blogosphere for a while. Can’t promise that I’m “back,” but I do want to get back into writing about all of the hilarity that happens in my life, so I’m hoping to be a better blogger than I have. I’ve missed you guys, hope you’re doing well!)