My husband and I met on the soccer field – we were on the same intramural team at MSU in 1997. We talk about this long ago age in “pounds ago”, instead of “years ago” since we were once both young and spry. Sometimes we still play on coed teams together, or he plays on his own team and I do other things like yoga or jogging (running a half marathon next weekend – wish me luck!)
Awhile back, he started complaining of a groin injury. For some time, he had to do some physical therapy and take a soccer break in order for it to heal. It helped. At one point though, within the duration of this soccer break, he started to mention that the groin injury seemed to be returning; this confused him since he hadn’t been playing.
It’s old news that I have horrible issues sleeping. Since I am awake periodically throughout the night I am able to easily spy on observe the other people in my house as they snooze.
My husband sleeps like a rock and awakes refreshed every morning. For this I alternate between being envious and murderous, depending on how tired I am. He does have one weird sleeping habit though. He sleeps with his knees bent, with one leg upright, foot planted on the bed, knee towards the ceiling. I snuck a picture of him doing it while he was sleeping the other night. This is what it looks like:
I have no idea how he is able to hold his leg like this, while sleeping. If it were me, my leg would topple one way or the other.
When he mentioned the groin injury recurrance, it dawned on me that THIS could be the cause of the injury, not his efforts on the pitch. It must take some effort to keep that leg up, dontcha think? He asked that if I see him doing this, I move his leg so it is lying flat. This means that nightly I’m shoving his leg over to get it down in an effort to help him avoid a sleep-related injury.
So, imagine my giggles when I peeked in on Baby Grouch the other night and saw this: