It was a beautiful day to go for a walk on the local trail with my wife and two of our sons. It was a nice opportunity to enjoy nature and each other’s company.
We were talking about our upcoming vacation, and I even announced my plan to go for an early morning walk each day along the beach.
But a few minutes later I stepped on a tree root, twisting my ankle and falling to the ground. It it didn’t seem so bad at first, and I was able to keep walking for the final 20 minutes of the hike.
Fast forward a couple of hours and I’m at the E.R. where I find out I’ve sprained some ligaments in my foot.
So it looks like those early morning walks will have to wait a few days, but the result might be that I’ll be able to put a serious dent into The Brothers Karamazov while I’m laying around RICEing my foot (rest, ice, compression, elevation).
And it could have been worse; I could have been stuck reading Beowulf…