I got a new ring…

Hey kids, happy Wednesday!

I ran again on Tuesday and still had a bit of pain in the hip but it gets better as the run goes on. I’m not even sure I should call it pain as it’s more like a bit of tightness. This morning the tightness seemed to go away fairly quickly but as I’m sitting here typing, my back is sort of hurting. Anyway, I’m still doing the stretching and weight training and flexibility exercises so it’s getting better and the runs are getting easier but I’m still keeping them short for now.

running in florida

I am still trying to do that damn Tracy Anderson video, you know, the dancing one. I’m pretty sure my body was built for running and not dancing but I’m getting better at. Unfortunately, I still look a lot like this when I’m doing it:

A runner Dancing

Did I tell you the latest news?

I’m dealing with another issue lately that came out of nowhere and sort of surprised me. I’ve got a new ring.

It’s not a new wedding ring or a Mother’s day ring or anything like that, in fact, it’s not even a ring that you wear. It’s also not an Olympic ring, not even close, and it’s not like the kind of rings around Saturn. My ring looks like this:

ringworm

That’s Ringworm. Nice, right?

I’m not exactly sure how I got it but in the days leading up to my recent garage sale, I was doing a little yard work and some planting and I thought I got bit by a mosquito. It was quite itchy for a few days and I scratched the crap out of it. Over the course of a few days it itched, I scratched, and it bled quite a bit, and then a rash developed. Last week I noticed it was turning into a ring. Oh joy.

itchy

So I’ve got ringworm. Great, but what exactly is ringworm. Well, I’m not a doctor but I can tell you what ringworm is not. It is not a worm. I know. I couldn’t believe it either but it’s not.

Duh

Ringworm is a fungus. It’s also highly contagious and there are all sorts of places where I could have picked it up especially in Florida because ringworm thrives in warm, moist climates. Fortunately it can be treated with over the counter creams.

Unfortunately it can take up to 4 weeks or more to heal so I guess I’ll just be walking around with this ring on my leg for a while. There is a pill that you can take but apparently it can also be quite toxic on your liver and kidneys and I don’t know about you, but I sort of like my liver and kidneys. So I’ll just use the cream and deal with my new ring for a while, thank you.

It’s not so bad. I drew a smiley face on it this morning which made for a pretty interesting run.

Have you ever had ringworm? Did you know that it was caused by a fungus and not worms?