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Oh no, a fall!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thatís FALL, not fail. Not a nutrition backslide, a hard fall on my knee and elbow. Last night leaving an event at my granddaughterís school, we were walking in the dark down the long driveway when I slipped off the steeply banked blacktop and landed in the gravel. I fell hard on my elbow and knee, the knee thatís just had 3 months of rehab. This is why I never run in the dark. Obviously I shouldnít even walk in the dark.

Once home I cleaned up the bleeding knee, iced both knee and elbow and complained a lot. The good news, I suppose, is that I didnít break anything. What lousy timing! I planned to run a 5K on Saturday.

So I donít have a lot of words this morning, not printable words anyway. Iím mad at myself for not watching where I was going, not paying attention etc. etc. Once again Iíve injured myself and once again I didnít do it running, playing any sport or working out, just being clumsy.

Be careful out there!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JODROX 12/2/2012 11:25AM

    I'm so glad the fall didn't ruin your run! These things happen. Can't really avoid it, unfortunately.

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KANOE10 12/1/2012 7:25AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon! I am glad you were not hurt.

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MJZHERE 11/30/2012 11:32PM

    So sorry! Lousy to be hurt no matter how it happens. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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HDHAWK 11/30/2012 6:13PM

    I'm sorry you got hurt, but I'm glad it wasn't worse! Heal quickly!

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ROOSTER72 11/30/2012 4:34PM

    I would have lots of words - but none of them decent enough to be typed!
So sorry to hear about your fall - it can happen to anyone. Take care, and you will be back to normal soon.

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FITFOODIE806 11/30/2012 1:35PM

    I hope you feel better soon. That sounds awful.

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CELLISTA1 11/30/2012 12:20PM

    How frustrating. Hope it's a quick recovery!

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KANDOLAKER 11/30/2012 11:44AM

    Sorry for your fall, and that you will be missing the 5K! That stinks. Hope you recover quickly!!

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CALIMAN1 11/30/2012 11:37AM

    Ouch, I can so relate as I did have a fall while running, in the dark...but that leg healed quickly and I got out there and ran the same path as soon as possible to get the "head part" right.

I hope you recovery quickly and that you are out there running again soon!

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DAWN14163 11/30/2012 11:01AM

    Ouch. Hope it all heals quickly. emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 11/30/2012 10:17AM

    Oh no, Mr Bill! I could feel the whole thing happening when you described it. My skin even hurt!

I hope you didn't do any damage that will keep you out of the 5K, but I'm sure you're babying it and icing it, and won't risk running if it feels stiff and sore. (I mean the knee, more than the elbow, obviously.)

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HFAYE81 11/30/2012 9:53AM

    Oh no! I'm always doing stuff like that. I'm glad you weren't badly injured emoticon

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PMRUNNER 11/30/2012 9:31AM

    Oh no! Hope you heal quickly and back on track! emoticon

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LOLATURTLE 11/30/2012 9:31AM

    OUCH! I hope you're feeling better soon!!

I feel your pain, a little. My first ever running event was a mud/obstacle 5k. I twisted my ankle IN LINE FOR THE BAG CHECK. I'm not even kidding. Got to the race, checked in, got my bib, sprained my ankle. I was so, SO mad at myself.

I sprained that ankle badly when I was 13 and it's never been the same. Every so often I "roll" it again, but never as badly as the first time. It had been AGES since I'd rolled it, so of course I'd do it not during the race, not after, but RIGHT before. Grrrr!

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LAURIE5658 11/30/2012 9:28AM

    Doh! So sorry about your mishap but don't let it shake you. Heal fast and get back out there.


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WILSONWR 11/30/2012 9:25AM

    You and I certainly know how to injure ourselves in ways that most wouldn't believe. Hope you get better soon!

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BOILHAM 11/30/2012 9:08AM

    I'm sorry you had a fall! Ouch! But, I'm kind of glad it didn't happend during a run.

That can be devasting to your belief system. My DW quit running after she had fallen twice, once in training and once during a race. No amount of encouragement from me could get her to run again.

I wish you a speedy recovery, my friend.

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LEB0401 11/30/2012 8:55AM

    Oh my goodness! How unfortunate, I'm sorry.

I hope your skin was the only thing damaged emoticon

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CELIAMINER 11/30/2012 7:49AM

    Bad: Fall and probably no 5K. Good: You are strong and muscular, factors that probably kept you from breaking a bone. Also, the cruise next week to give you time to heal! Thinking of you and hoping you heal quickly.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/30/2012 7:33AM

    Wow, I hope it heals up soon.

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TINAJANE76 11/30/2012 6:39AM

    Oh no, so sorry to hear this! This kind of thing happens to all of us from time to time no matter how careful we try to be. Hope you're on the mend and that everything's feeling better soon.

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