I neglected to mention something that happened on Wednesday’s run. When I realized it, I thought, How brainless of me! Then I thought, It’s perfect for Lame Post Friday!
There I was, running (thunking, really) along, admiring flowers, observing various home improvements, in general keeping my mind off how much my run was sucking. This is an excellent technique for running, by the way: distract yourself. So I was wondering why this particular lawn was more yellow than green when down I went.
I don’t know what I tripped on (for God’s sake, autocorrect, tripped is a word, why are you changing it to dropped?), but as I went down I remember telling myself NOT to try to break my fall with my hands, because it is easy to break a wrist. Of course I did not tell myself that soon enough, but all I did was skin the heel of one hand a little.
Oh, and I landed hard on my left knee. Ouch! I got right back up and continued to run, so I knew it wasn’t too bad. One time I fell on a knee, I limped the rest of the way home. Still, it did not feel good.
For the rest of the run, I kept trying to look down at my injury. I could see two little trickles of blood, but they did not travel far. I considered how ironic but not surprising it would be if I fell and scraped my right knee while I was trying to look at my left. However, I made it home without further mishap.
I was also thinking about how I would include the event in my Running Commentary Post. I would mention that I am not one to photograph my injuries to share. This would add interest to my blog post.
I did not remember till much later that I had completely left it out. How silly of me! It was even — dare I say? — lame!
Glad you are okay! I used to run a lot and loved it. I can’t do it anymore and it makes me sad. I destroyed my left knee years ago in a fall and if I try to run that leg will buckle and I fall. Last night I was dreaming of running and it was wonderful! I was sad when I woke up. Keep going! You are amazing!
Thank you! It’s too bad about your knee. I’m afraid my knees will give out one day just from overuse, but in the meantime I continue to thunk along.
Hope you are ok, and no lasting injury. You can show off your battle scars, like an old football injury.
I’m fine, just a big baby about a little scrape!