Dearest friends and readers, I am in a bit of a funk and need all your cyber cheering-up.
Yesterday morning, I went for an e-a-s-y slow walk in my local biodiversity park.
Walk. Not run.
Hiking boots. Not running shoes.
Slow. Not fast.
Training for a climb not a run.
And I turned my ankle on a stone (not even a stonking great rock 🙁 just a piddly stone) & tore a ligament.
Ankle in plaster.
Climb in 3 weeks cancelled.
So yes, please, a bit of cyber-love would be nice.
I am heart-broken at the cancellation of my climb to Banderpoonch, but both my GP and the orthopaedic surgeon looked aghast at the mere thought of my leaving for the Himalayas to climb in 3 weeks – the cast has to be on for at least 2 weeks, and then there will be physio…so the maths just doesn’t work out.
And so, sadly, I have put away the gear that I had excitedly started to assemble, and put both my running and my climbing backpacks away – for a couple of months/another year.
Hiking boots, running shoes all packed away for another year/a couple of months respectively.
I am now hobbling around on a walking cast. Pain free, touch wood.
But heart-broken at the thought of no wonderful journey to the hills…
When I asked the surgeon whether I’d be OK to run a half marathon in November (Airtel Delhi Half Marathon) he looked a bit sceptical. But November is far enough away for me to get fit, I am convinced of it.
Dratted, stupid stone.
Sorry to hear this….does this mean the blogging will go up a notch? Now you will have all this extra time???
Hey Christine.. as they say ( as in me ) never leave an unfinished climb..
And as someone else said Sanjeev “I’ll be back”!
So sorry to hear about this – by coincidence I have just broken my ankle so I know how you feel!
Oh no, Gwen. And another friend tore her ligament 2 days after I did – this is getting contagious !
get well soon.
So sorry for you about the climb, though as your sister, there is a certain relief in knowing you are safely on the ground! And since you are so unstoppable, I am sure you will be running in November. Xx
oh ouch! get well soon C. many cyber hugs coming your way! xx
Bummer and bad luck! Get better soon xx
Everything happens for a reason. Think of all the books you can enjoy over the next few weeks!
Bad luck Christine-get well soon!
In fact I don’t like this at all, poor Christine!
NO Way Christine Pemberton. Hang in there and bounce back stronger ! loads of strength coming your way.
Reeti I am gutted. If ONLY I’d followed your advice & done Panpatia with you…no mountain fix this year 🙁
There’s better in store Christine Pemberton. Rest and recuperate and we’re trekking together soon. a big hug coming your way.
Oh I am sorry to hear that. Get well soon.
But, do you think, that the Universe may, just may be sending you a message? You need to take it easy. The good news is that you can now have tea with you dear husband every morning instead of running off into the jungle. You can have wine every evening and not worry about getting up early in the morning to go running. Also you will have time to give TLC to all the other people in the family who need it, like Anjulie and the Bahadurs and their families.
I hear you Noni, but have got addicted to t’other lifestyle 🙂
We shall come and have a drink with you and cheer you up!
Noni Chawla come come
i am just coming to give you big hug.. and say… “don’t worry… it is going to be ok sooner than you will know, just rest.. rest.. & rest”. You will now run wiser & stronger than before.
Ohh. That’s indeed a forced rest… Time to pamper yourself silly and who knows, be ready to scale some other snowcapped peak next year ? #getwellsoon Christine
Thanks Nalina – definitely focusing on that peak next year !
What a shame. Get well soon, Christine. xxoo
Yay!! Looking forward to seeing you both there! Xx
we will be there in oct – def x
I will figure out the dates and let you know by this evening Christine. Am at work all day. Will sit with Gautam and figure out once I’m back.
When are you there Preeti?
So sorry to hear about this. It’s the little accidents that knock you back. Patience is your only friend. Time to tidy the sock drawer….
Consider this an opportunity to Gather energy so sprint up an even higher peak.
Oh, so sorry to hear your news. I’ll be wishing for a speedy recovery for you. Take it easy and get well soon! Bises
OH you poor girl. I hope you will be better to take me shopping in Delhi in January. !!! Get better. Maybe your body needs a rest?
Def up for retail therapy Susan !!
So sorry to hear this,l hope all heals well,please take Drs advice on this one.
Ohho!!Champ you’ll be up and about soonest!!That silly stone didn’t know it was dealing with a rock…….star!!!Cheer up!!!
Oh no! Get well sooner than soon! Sending love x
🙁 the ankle’s got nothin’ on that spirit though! Happy healing! X
So sorry Christine , here’s to fast healing. Xxx
For what it’s worth i had a grade 2 tear in my ankle ligaments on 18th Apri 2014 with my major climb beginning on 8th june.was advised a plaster cast by a leading ortho.hever my physio advised against it. With extensive physio n exercises I got well enough to go for my climb n summited denali on 28th June.if u haven’t left get in touch n I can put up in touch with my physio
Ankur thanks so much & what an honour, coming from an Everest summiteer like yourself. I am now well & truly plastered – well, my ankle is! I have a brilliant physio, too, Doc Rajat Chauhan & Viswanathan Sridhran, but perhaps foolishly I didn’t consult them before I had the plaster put on. I suppose hindsight is a wonderful thing, but now, in the light of your comments, I am beginning to wonder if I made the right decision yesterday…
Oh no! Take care! And get well soon and strong
Know, it feels horrible and frustrating. All I can say is:
1. Time to attack what Anupriya calls the runners’ living bucket list (or words to that affect)http://momontherun.in/an-injury-is-an-opportunity/
2. You can’t hit me now, but your travelling was keeping your awesome writing from your loyal readers. So this the Universe making you keep us pepped, which (per Newton’s Law) will pep you too
3. The Doctor’s look when you asked him that: that’s another blog series in waiting. I remember our common Dentist did a minor surgery on my molar (I have the Word’s Worst Teeth), and they were giving me the DO NOT LIST (You know, no water for 10 years, no food for 5 centuries etc.) when I asked, “Can I run this eve…?” Sameer overheard that and screamed a big ‘NO!!’ from the other room. Later on, Sameera said, “You ARE mad. Most patients ask us if they can have a drink in the evening?” And the list is endless.
Oh no! Christine – I am so so sorry. How infuriating. Big hug! Do please get better soon.
Hey Christine, wishing you a speedy recovery. Take care!!!
Commiserating! That was tough, but cheer up, it will go away soon and we meet next month
Sorry to hear that. Take it easy and you will be out there climbing soon. Perhaps you will have to take up knitting in the meantime. Try to enjoy your birthday on Friday. xxx
Dear Christine, that is a sad blow! Bandarpunch isn’t going anywhere…..get well again soon and sign up for next year!
Sunil I should’ve listened to you & done Stok with you
That wouldn’t have been right, Christine! After Mentok, you had to go higher! Stok 6153m, Mentok 6250m and Bandarpunch 6316m! Just bad luck, that’s all. Chin up…
Big hugs Christine! It’s the annoying little things that seem to impact the worst! Take care and you will soon be up, and running! Xx
Oh… So sorry for you… You know that since 5 months I can not ride, play polo, do sport because of my ankle…. I received a full speed polo ball on my ankle, micro-fracture of “malleole”… The ligaments and muscles were ok, “only” the bone was concerned…. Good luck !!
Oh no Carine had no idea x
Bad Luck Christine xxx
You poor thing. But I love your positive attitude! Cxx
My dear girl, how wretched for you. At least the damage is no worse; but that’s no consolation at the moment. Sending lots of hugs xx
Sometimes Christine the universe conspires to send us messages that we won’t open our eyes to otherwise. Time to hang up your hiking boots and come to the jungles with me again. It’s been too long.
Nonita if you’re going in the next few months…