Monday, June 14, 2010

Ah, the joy of exercise! (My first black eye)

Well, as you can see, I had a bit of an OOPS while exercising yesterday. I was on day 6 of P90X, KenpoX day (kickboxing). I got a bit carried away with all the punches, and during one of the combination punch exercises, I threw an uppercut and punched myself in the eye. Ouch.

I felt pain immediately, but kept exercising. Once the hour was over, I joined my husband and son outside and both looked at me and said, "WHAT did you DO?"

I hadn't checked a mirror yet. I explained what happened and both found my misguided punch hilarious. Hubby said, "You are going to have one heck of a shiner."

I figured I'd better take a look.

The above photo was taken an hour after I punched myself. Today, my face under the eye is quite swollen and tender, and yes, I DO have a horrid black eye. My first.

Oh well, at least I know I can deliver quite a punch if ever necessary. Now I just have to practice avoiding my own face the next time I try kickboxing. :)


Tamara B. said...

WOW that looks like it really hurts! Hope it stops hurting real soon :)

ModernMom said...

LOL I'm sorry but I think this is fabulous! You are a girl going for it!

Terra H. said...

That's quite shiner! Funny story though. It's not often that one gives themselves a black eye like that.