Sunday, April 17, 2011

Why do I keep breaking myself?

I've been feeling better with my ankle and looking forward to getting my new orthotics when Saturday Night at the Tennis Asylum was scheduled once again. My wife and I play once a month in a couples league. She is a good player. I am not but the company is the main reason I play. We won our first match 6-2 and it was 1-1 in the second match when it was my turn to serve. On my second serve of the game I heard the following sound in the middle of my serve from my left calf:

RIIIIIIIPPPPPPP. Then my left leg stopped working. I limped off the court and immediately put ice on it. My night was done.

I woke up on Sunday and my leg still didn't work so well. I'm trying not to get into a pity party state of mind but I'm in the angry state of mind. More angry at myself than at anyone else. Disappointed that I can't do something as simple as playing relatively uncompetitive tennis without getting hurt.

Getting hurt as much as I have been recently is getting old. My tennis career is over but I am still wondering what this latest injury will do to my racing season. Hopefully I'll heal quickly and not hurt myself in some other inventive way.

I have to find out why I keep breaking myself and stop it. Wish me luck. I think I need it and am due for some good luck.


13 comments:

mindy said...

Maybe you need to stick to triathlon-specific training!
I feel so bad for you!
Hang in there!

Karen said...

OH NO! So sorry to hear it. Hopefully it will heal quickly.

Anne said...

That really sucks. I really hope it heals quickly.

When I read your title, it made me think of all the injuries I've been dealing with one after the other. That's exactly how I feel, like I keep breaking myself...sigh.

Ewa said...

I am so sorry you got hurt. So much for benefits of cross training.
Hope it will heal very soon. Good luck.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Ugh! WTF! I feel for you!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Sucks Joe - will be thinking of you and send some healing vibes your way. Keep us updated and keep the ice on that sucker.

Kate said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry...that stinks! I hope it's more minor than it seems and you can be back to training soon.

Mr26point2 said...

I didn't think Rockstars could get hurt. Pay attention to yourself. Get better quickly. I expect nothing less from a ROCKSTAR !

Aka Alice said...

Yeah...getting injured sucks. I think Mindy has the right idea though...it seems like whenever I do any athletic activity lusher of what I am "trained" for (whatever THAT means), I get hurt...

smiles4miles said...

ALL of us can relate! Hang in there. Yes...it s**ks getting older, however, you're a rock star! I'm still healing from reinjuring my hamstring. And so it goes:)

Deb said...

That sucks. It is so frustrating when you get injured. Hopefully it heals quickly and you can get back training. Just don't push it before you're ready.

Caratunk Girl said...

AHH Joe! That sucks! The whole rip thing made me cringe. I hope it isn't serious. Good luck.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

UGH!! That sucks, dont get too discouraged, there is aquabikes if the running is out for awhile