Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Started back on the road last Thursday the runs are short but I'm getting out there. I felt good my first day back with a very easy 4.17 miles, Friday another easy 5.54 on Saturday I did not get out and I can't remember why. Sunday I went out for a three mile warm before I headed to the 5 mile Bush Whack run in Greenwich. I some how got side tracked and did not get to the race so I went to church instead.

Monday I went out early enough to put in at least 8 miles. About half way through my run I fell I guess I was due for one. There was an older woman with her dog coming towards me, for reasons unknown my full concentration was on this woman and her dog and how I was going to get around this. Before I knew was was happening down I went, my pinkie and ring finger still hurts. I felt my chin scrape against the side walk, I also banged up one of my knees. This poor old lady was so apologetic, and kept blaming herself I told her not to worry and I was ok.

This time it took a full 10 minutes for me to walk it off. Usually when I fall I get right back up and start running, must have been the the chin hitting the concrete. I should have realized how bad it was because of the beads of blood frozen on my shirt.

I managed to get home with less than enough time to get to work on time. So I sent an email to let them know I'm running late. When I finally got a chance to look in the mirror there was a big frozen blood bubble on my chin, now I know why those two guys kept staring at me when I passed them.

the day was interesting, I thought I only had a scrape, I cleaned it up pretty well and went to work. Sat at my desk and before I knew it someone walk by and said I was bleeding. I spent most of the day trying to control it. Finally someone went out and got these huge band aides I didn't have to worry about dripping anymore. I'm glad to say I'm feeling much better today. Still a little stiff but feeling better. I went to the Y tonight and had a pretty good workout.

Happy running


Thomas said...

Crikey, looks like you had a good bit more than a scrape! I hope you really are better now.

Mir said...

Wow, glad to hear you're all right after that fall. I love the image of you, bloodstained and bruised, still finishing your run strong. :)

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Ouch! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better though. I guess this brings new meaning to 'keep you chin up.' ;-)

Pamela Ann said...

Wow, what a day. Glad to hear you putting the miles in again. Welcome back. You wouldnt believe the fall you just explained, was the fall I came very close to avoiding. It was like I felt my chin hitting the groung right before my fall was broken. Glad to hear you are now ok.

Love2Run said...

Ouch again! Chad is so funny. Nice to see you finished your run and that you're back at it again.

UltraBrit said...

I'm sorry to hear about your fall. I hope that you are feeling better.

I'm a little slow with getting back into my routine. I only ran 2 days last week and will probably only run 2 days this week. I'm hoping that my body will reward me for the time off by coming back strong next week.


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CTmarathoner said...

dawn ---so sorry that you fell! But it happens to everyone --you might have tripped in the Bushwhack:)
At least you are out running strong again, with 8 miles (fall included) and gym time.

rundangerously said...

dawn, bummer about the fall. sounds like you've bounced back and didn't let it keep you off the roads. glad you're okay :)

Just_because_today said...

just how often do you fall??? I have fallen too, not pretty and painful. The way you described the fall was great..I felt like I was falling just reading it.

Phil said...

You're always so positive.

bill carter said...

Sorry to hear about the fall. You take care of that body as it sounds like you are starting to get the mileage back up.

robtherunner said...

Yikes, Dawn! I hope all is well now. Take care of that chin and good luck at the next marathon. I think you have one coming up. I see your name on the Maniac site.

Christie said...

I hope your chin is healing okay.

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