Serious arm sensitivity

by - Monday, January 12, 2009

My forearms looks like I've been beaten with sticks. Think black and blue and purple and spotty. It's gross.

Friday night I played volleyball with the BF and a mere hour and 15 minutes later my arms looked ugly. I have bruises on both arms from my wrist to my elbow. On my right side the bruising is so bad it spread to my thumb. And a million little blood vessels burst in my arms too, so they are all purple and spotty.

I also jammed a finger on my right hand that is hugely swollen and my right wrist is only beginning to return to its normal size today.

BF and I tried to take some pictures, but they didn't come out very well. So, my apologies that you can't look at my grotesque arms.

Apparently my super pale skin in combination with not playing volleyball since middle school, led to serious arm sensitivity.

Good thing you don't need your arms to run.
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No running news to report. I had a planned 15-miler (which was probably too long for having not run in double digits in four weeks) that I was going to try. I was all dressed to go and the iPod wasn't charged. I can't run without my tunes. Not for 15 miles. So I plugged it in and figured I'd go later. Then of course it started raining. A very cold rain. I'm not that badass and was nowhere near a treadmill.

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In weekend news: the Eagles beat the Giants! Whoooo!!! I saw a fun band play in Annapolis and DD'd for the BF and some of his friends, which is always an experience in itself.

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11 comments

  1. the forearm stuff is called a Hematoma. it's a small breaking of capilaries that normally heals within a few days. Really fit people like us can get them at very inopportune times. I donated blood once and my entire left forearm turned purple. it was wild. but it went away after about 5 days.

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  2. OMG chica! That sounds horrible! Hope they get better soon! ;-)

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  3. I've had that happen before, too! My arms hurt for several days. Hope the arms are better soon! :)

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  4. oh yah do the 200 sit upchallenge! we have 1 guy doing it so it would be cool to compare with a female!

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  5. OUCH that sounds like it hurts!!

    gooooo eagles!! :)

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  6. Hope your arms feel better. I always thought volleyball hurt, thats why I stuck to soccer, basketball and softball!

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  7. That's why I don't play volleyball.

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  8. Greek Yogurt I think is largely a more expensive yogurt, it's maybe a little thicker but if you get a flavored version it's just like normal yogurt. Now it does have less sugar than a lot of regular yogurts, but that's just my take.

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  9. Nothing like doing something new to remind us of stuff :-) Ouch!!

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  10. Woo hoo! Go Birds!!

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  11. That's why I hate volleyball. I blame my skinny, twig-like arms.

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