Sunday, August 26, 2012
This afternoon I ran 7 miles around the city of Newark with my brother. We had planned to run 10 miles first thing this morning, but, we still had relatives at my house and wanted to visit with them before they left.
We didn't get out until 12 and it was very humid. My brother is from San Diego and is not used to it.
Around mile 3 we were running down a long hill (side of road). I didn't see a little acorn and went flying, landing on the palms of my hands, left knee, and right elbow. After moving off the road I noted that I scraped my knee and elbow pretty bad, rinsed my knee quickly with my bottled water and kept going. My brother wanted me to walk for a little bit, but I knew I didn't twist or break anything so I pushed on. I had it in my head that I was running my long run today and i had no intention of stopping. I had blood running down my leg - must have looked like quite a sight to people driving by! Around mile six I could tell the humidity was taking a toll on my brother. I got us back to the car and he said we did enough.
I am flying out to San Diego Tuesday evening. We are going to run Wednesday morning - probably 5 miles. On Thursday and Friday I want to run 3 to 4 miles and I will not run on Saturday.
Saturday I am going to check out Disneyland! I have been to Disney World at least 50 times. I have never been to Disneyland. Saturday night we will be eating "Pasta in the Park" with other runners - it's getting really exciting!!
Quote of the day:
"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive."
~ Walt Disney