Thursday, April 19, 2012

I Listened to my Body BUT.........

Yesterday I posted about listening to our bodies when we have aches and pains and when we should or shouldn't run. This morning when I got up about 4:30 crazy am I decided I would see how my knee felt before I made a decision about to run or not to run. It still felt a little sore so I did a little jogging in place to see. It felt fine so I got dressed brushed my teeth and headed out the door to drive to town to run (I live sorta in the country with no lighted area to run so I have to drive into town).

I parked saw that my buddy Sarah wasn't coming so I grabbed my headphones and off I went. I decided to change my route up a little so I would get a couple of miles in fairly close to my car in case the knee started to act up. Things was going along just fine and I was able to maintain an 8:50 pace, I was shocked thinking I wouldn't be able to.

I made it to 2.44mi and then...............


I CRASHED!!!!! :( on the sidewalk!!! The sidewalk we run on is not very smooth at all it is VERY bumpy and cracked and I am ALL the time telling everyone to watch out for it! And I fell on my hurting knee!!

I sat there for a moment, said a few cuss words, shed a few tears and finally got up and hobbled about a 1/2 mile back to my car.

I am okay just scrapped up pretty bad and my knee is hurting/throbbing which has gotten somewhat worse through out the day:( Hopefully tomorrow it will be lots better!

6 comments:

Courtney said...

oh no, use lots of bactine it's the best! this is so something i would do!

Crystal said...

Oh no! Those side walks are bad! Hope you recover soon!

Christy MyDirtRoadAnthem said...

OUCH! I am surprised I don't trip all the time on the gravel roads I run on, so far I haven't at all, which means tomorrow I will.

Just Jen said...

I can understand about bad sidewalks, I have them where I run too and always have visions of me crashing.
Hope you feel better soon.

mindysmarathon said...

Ouch! Hope it heals quickly...that is never fun!

Suz and Allan said...

Ouch! Hope you are healing quickly!