101 Things About Me, Part 44

I have injured my left foot twice in my life. Both required visits to the hospital, though I do not remember the actual hospital visit. Only the before and after.

I don’t remember how old I was the first time, but I’m pretty sure it happened when I was 4/5. My mom was riding my dad’s bike and I was sitting on that crotch bar (that’s what I call it) that all boy’s bikes have. We were coming to a stop for some reason and I my foot got caught in the spokes. I was wearing sandals for that one, so you can imagine the pain.

The second time I injured my foot was when I was in first or second grade. I love gymnastics, but never took it up as a sport. Still, that didn’t stop me from trying to do a cartwheel off the balance beam in the play yard like I’d seen so many girls do. I thought it’d be a cinch, though, cos it was only a foot off the ground as opposed to higher up like the gymnasts use.