Apparently Running This Morning Was A Bad Idea…

Hi, my name is Ashley and my husband wont let me get on the roof to take down the Christmas lights that are still up, and today I just solidified his reasoning behind that.

I am a klutz. A huge klutz as a matter of fact, and I’m really good at accidentally hurting myself. I do a lot of weird things like twisting my ankle because I stepped off of a sidewalk weird, or being covered in scrapes and bruises because I’m really good at tripping over absolutely nothing. Honestly the fact that I’ve managed to complete 3 half marathons unscathed is pretty impressive!! But today my klutzy, injury prone fate caught up with me once again.

So here’s what happened…

This morning I tripped, fell, and stubbed my toe on the edge of our couch. That’s a pretty typical occurrence in my life, actually haha. So I checked my toe and it wasn’t red or bruised or anything. It kinda hurt, but I could move it just fine, so I figured it wouldn’t be a problem, so I went out and ran 4 miles. But as it turns out, that ended up being a bad idea.


This is probably the most instagram-y, instagramable, instagram post about winter running ever. πŸ˜‰

My toe kinda hurt for the first mile-ish, but after that it stopped so I figured it was fine and kinda forgot about it. After I finished my 4 miles I took a super instagram-y photo, ate some super yummy chili that I had made last night, and then jumped into the shower. That’s when I noticed that my toe was very purple and kinda swollen. So yeah, I guess running n it really was a bad idea.


In all fairness, how the heck was I supposed to know it wasn’t a good idea?!?! My toe didn’t look like that when I put on my running socks/shoes, and really didn’t hurt that bad, so I didn’t think I had any reason not to run haha. So first I texted my sister who is a nurse and an absolute saint for putting up with me when I ask her about things like this. And obviously I’m asking her for medical advise a lot because I hurt myself a lot haha. She told me that it’ll probably fine if I just RICE it and tape it to the toe next to it, and as long as I can still move it I probably don’t need to see a doctor. They wouldn’t really be able to do much for me anyway unless it was badly broken, and I feel like it can’t be that bad if I was able to run on it.

After getting medical advise from my sister, I texted Luke and told him what happened. He was not amused…


Told you I’m always getting hurt hahaha.Β 

So yeah, I guess I’m going to spend the rest of my day icing my toe, elevating it, and staying off of it. And I guess I probably won’t be running for a few days, so that really sucks…Ah the joys of being a klutz.

Anyway, I hope you’re having a good day!!


12 thoughts on “Apparently Running This Morning Was A Bad Idea…

  1. ariscott

    Oh man, I hope it gets better soon. I’m also off my feet (well, not running) for a couple days due to a weird soreness in the ball of my foot. I’m seeing a podiatrist tomorrow though. Good to have a nurse in the family!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Me too! Thank you!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ Ah, that really sucks! Hopefully it’s nothing and you’ll be good to go though! Yes it is! I’m extremely lucky that she’s always kind enough to answer all of my questions without getting too annoyed with me. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Hahaha it’s a rough life to lead! Sometimes I’m not entirely sure how a person can be so ridiculously uncoordinated, but I prove to myself over and over again just how possible it is. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. scrappyyoga

    I do weird things to my toes all the time. Surfing, yoga and working out I guess I get bruised toenails. In November I ran a 10K with painted toenails. When I took off the polish two weeks later, I noticed identical bruised under my big toes. I guess my shoes didn’t fit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…let it rest . I also stepped wrong in December and snapped my ankle ligament…It’s all better now πŸ€™

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Haha that’s happened to me a few times too! One of my black toenails even fell off once. That was pretty gross. πŸ˜‚ oh man, that sounds awful! Glad it’s better now!! 😊



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