Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sports Injury

Yes, I have a sports injury. It is a . . . a bowling injury to my elbow.

OK, OK. Not as exciting as, say a black eye from sparring, or a torn ligament or something. In fact, it's a pretty wimpy injury.

First of all, it happened weeks ago, when I was visiting my family at Christmas. We all went out bowling together. And my elbow still hurts!

Not only that, I was bowling with an 8-pound ball! I mean, you'd think . . .

Well, I did fine during the first few frames (for me, anyway). But once my elbow started hurting, I bowled gutter ball after gutter ball. So I got injured for a lovely score of 69.


Not like anyone expected any better, though. Robbie didn't. But he was devastated that he wasn't the winner in the kids' lane.

"Yeah, that's a bummer," I said. "But at least you beat me. I did much worse than you did."

"I know, Mom," he said. "But you're really bad at sports."

The Bowling Incident reminds me that this is true. I'm not a jock. But I think I wouldn't know that I even had this injury if I weren't active! And though I'm bad at sports, I'm good at active. Even with a dorky injury.

1 comment:

TKD Rocker said...

Haha, don't feel bad. I broke my ankle walking off of my front porch and I told everyone that it was a taekwondo injury.