I got injured during my 5K this morning! (funny, not bad)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

So you would think that a race injury might be running related, like a turned ankle or a pulled muscle, both of which I have done. I've even fallen down while running! (A few times, actually, but never during a race. Not yet anyway...) But today was a new one.

Let me start by saying that I like to wear hats while I run. They keep the sun off my face and the sweat out of my eyes. They cover my crazy halo of frizz that can't seem to control. I do, however, have a hard time with finding hats that fit and stay DOWN on my head, so I am constantly pulling the brim down. All of my older hats have stains on the brim from the contstant tugging and adjusting. The hat I wore today is relatively new, and I have only worn it on a few runs. I knew as soon as the race started that this hat was going to drive me bonkers. It wouldn't stay in place, and it was a breezy morning to boot, so I was having a hard time keeping it on.

So there I was, somewhere in Mile 2 of my race, when a big gust of wind swept in. I felt my hat lift off my head and tried to grab it, but ended up poking myself in the eye. HARD! Like stabbing pain and blurry vision hard. I managed to recover, but YOWZA, it really hurt. Well, I kind of forgot about it until I saw myself in the mirror later, only to discover that I have a big red patch in the white of my eye -- you know the kind you get when you burst a bunch of blood vessels. So there it is, physical evidence of my clumsiness.

Oh well, I still had a great race, even injured. emoticon
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    I had my hat blow off twice last night during a bicycle ride. Both times my son doubled back to get it. I didn't slow down though, because I knew he'd catch up with me in a heartbeat! Great job, fantastic finish!
    3132 days ago
  • DMR3673
    Thanks for making me smile :0 and glad you weren't hurt too bad :)
    Happy Running

    3132 days ago
  • TAMTAM64
    Oh my gosh... but soooo funny!

    3132 days ago
    lol!!!! The race was completed and you have two medals to show for it.....hhhaaa
    3132 days ago
    I'm thinking I need to clip my hat to my head. Maybe you need to wear eye protection.

    I'm feeling silly, I'm picturing you running in a motorcycle helmet and giggling. My teenage dd is asking what are you laughing at.

    It was pouring rain on my last half and I've got my hat pulled down to keep the rain out of my eyes and hopefully it on my head. Anyway none of the race pictures look good at all. My husband got one that was not too bad.

    Take care and I'm glad you poked the white part.

    3132 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2009 11:24:53 AM
    Okay...I initally read the I got injured during my 5K and thought oh no. Glad you are laughing about your injury that your hat caused. That would be interesting to see how an inusrance company would handle that....

    Glad after all that you had a good race. emoticon
    3132 days ago
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