My wife gets very frustrated when I say or think "It could be worse". I understand. In the context of marriage or really crummy personal times, comforting someone with "It could be worse" is not proper and in most cases the pithy blowoff is down right insensitive.
But in the context of inline racing, especially as it relates to crashing, specifically my crash, "It could be worse" always applies. The following picture helps frame the context of "It could be worse" when I consider how irritating the healing of my road rash has been this past week:
Incidentally, click here for some more really great shots of the St. Paul Inline Marathon event.