In between appointments, I have a series of exercises I do at home to help build strength and increase flexibility in my feet, ankles, and legs. One of things I do is a series of strengthening exercises using a resistance band (shown in the photo above), which is a stretchy strap, sort of like a huge rubber band.
Most of my exercises involve the posture shown to the right, where I have the band stretched around one foot and I’m holding the ends of the band taut while I move my foot in different directions. I’ve done these exercises hundreds of times in recent months, all without incident.
This past weekend, I was doing my exercises, carefully focusing on form and all that when something (I don’t know what) happened and the band slipped off my foot…
… and smacked me right in the eye, just like a rubber band. A very large, strong, painful rubber band.
I was so stunned that I couldn’t even move, just hold my hands to my face and ask Pete to bring me an ice pack STAT.
Surprisingly, my eye was neither black nor puffy afterward, although we were expecting it.
Come on, make me feel better: Surely some of you have had some crazy pratfalls and near-blindings too, right?