When I woke up this morning, I felt like I had been standing for hours or walking for days, or climbing hills in flip flops for miles.
All day, my legs hurt, at the top where they join my hips. As the day went on, it got worse and worse. I couldn't figure out why.
It wasn't until my son and I were getting ready to go shopping that I remembered a reason why I might be in such pain.
Yesterday, while getting out of the car at HyVee, I realized I had parked in a 2 inch deep puddle. While trying to avoid stepping into the freezing cold mess, I kept my right foot in the car, and gingerly extended my left foot to higher ground.
And promptly slipped, plunging my left foot into the water, and overextending my legs.
I managed to keep myself from falling into the puddle, and breaking something, but in the process, must have pulled some muscles. But, the important thing is, I didn't fall further, and break my hip. Because then I would feel really old, and really stupid, instead of merely in pain that will eventually get better.
By the time we got to Walmart tonight to buy a new DVD player, I was regretting leaving home. Walking is not fun at all. To make matters worse, I forgot to buy more Tylenol...
I just hope I can manage to get my housework done tomorrow...