Another First For Me, Tripping While On A Training Run
I don’t get to run in the mornings very often because I’m on the B105 Morning Show, so while on vacation I decided to take advantage of it. We parked at Bayfront Festival park on a warm sunny day. I felt good, was relaxed and enjoying the beauty of Lake Superior when out of the blue, I miss stepped and down I went, first time I’ve ever fallen while running ever!
I know, I know, it’s common to trip and fall while running, but I’ve been running for years and it’s never happened to me. We had just come across the bridge by Pier B and was rounding the back of Bayfront Festival Park when I dragged the toe of my right foot. It all happened so fast! Before I knew it, while on the prestine sidewalk between Bayfront Festival Park and the Aquarium I staggered to big steps and put my arms out in front of me to catch myself.
Lucky for me I am verse with the dive you use in volleyball, so I used that method. My hands hit first (no road rash there, but my palms were numb for hours afterwards). My right knee hit HARD and I remember thinking do something to protect the other knee so I twisted my body, which only meant that with my momentum, I got road rash on my left shoulder and a huge bruise on my left hip. My husband immediately was over the top of me asking if I was ok. I remember thinking that the sky behind his head was a beautiful azure blue, when I told him that, he thought I had hit my head, lol. Oh, and I wondered if I had landed in goose poop.
Thank you to the two people on bicycles that immediately came to my side (they thought I had had a heart attack) and asked if they could help in any way. I asked for a few minutes to collect myself and do inventory on my bod. I determined I was able to be mobile and actually got up and ran another mile or two. Yup, I sucked it up, buttercup. But the blood dripping down my leg was distracting and my knee was beginning to feel wonky because it was swelling, so I opted to walk back to the car.
I can’t believe at my age I have a huge scab on my knee, but it just proves that no one is immune to a fall (even if you’ve run for years and it’s never happened). But, don’t let that deter you, just be cautious and forge forward….carefully.