Primal Blueprint Law #9: Avoid Stupid Mistakes
I thought of that this morning. I had the day off and was planning to go hillwalking. Getting my shoes from the living room, I accidentally kicked a sledgehammer that was leaning against the bookcase.
It was sore but I was not sure that it was that bad.....I hobbled about a bit and while it was sore it didn't feel too bad.
I got in the car and drove north. An hour and a half later I changed shoes to head up the hill...it looked sore but not so bad.
I started walking. Did one hill (Morrone) which was about 2 hours, 10km and 430m of ascent. Nothing special but it was good to be outdoors, with nice views of Lochnagar and the cairngorms.
The foot was sore but not that bad....so I did another hill, Ben Gulabin about a 5Km round trip and a 450m ascent. Nice views again.....and the toe was sore but I was walking ok.
When I got home and took my sock off, it looked like this:
I was shocked at the bruising and went to the Minor Injuries clinic, where they X Rayed it.
It is broken - the top, distal bone under the nail. The nurse thinks that walking for 4 hours up 2 mountains was probably not the best idea! Probably the walking and constant motion caused the bruising, irritating a blood vessel.
Oh well! They can't do anything with broken toes....