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Confession... with an explanation, your honor

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I did not finish my 5K on March 16, 2013. I got there early. I ran into a few friends. I saw my boss - neither of us knew the other was running this race. About 9 minutes into the race, I took a hard fall. I tried to go to my knees and then I bounced and slid on my knees and fell on my hands. I wiped out my left knee, scraped my nose bloody, and my left wrist was not in alignment. I got up, walked to the medical station, got a cardboard splint for my left arm, and they cleaned me up. I called my husband & we went to the emergency room. Got some x-rays and a temporary splint. Of course, you have to wait until Monday to get an appointment with an orthopedic doctor. I called Monday, got an appointment on Tuesday, had surgery to put in a plate and screws on Wednesday. No brain damage - LOL. I worked from home for a few hours Friday - very slow typing. Went for a walk on Friday. Got my hair washed and styled at the salon on Saturday. Went to the gym and used the recumbent bike for 30 minutes today. I also took a shower, with my arm covered. I stopped taking pain medication and ibuprofen because I am not in pain. My bruised up left knee is still purple and sore. My nose is healed. I have a follow up appointment with the surgeon on Wednesday 3/27. I hope I will get my stitches out and get a smaller cast. I want to go back to work. I am bored. I also want to back to walking and running and races. I hope I will be able to walk the OC Half Marathon on May 5, 2013.

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A collage of my various wounds!
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    Sorry to hear about your boo boo. emoticon
    1636 days ago
    Hope you heal up soon. Best of luck on the OC Half. I wish I would be in shape by then to do it. But I am up to a max of 4.5 miles. I will get to a half in time. You can do it.
    Blessings on your journey
    1638 days ago
    Pickie98 has a great idea for your next race. Hopefully you won't need it though. Your injuries do look painful. And your beautiful legs, oh my! When is your half marathon? Sounds like you are doing a great job of healing up. I'll be praying for a speedy, perfect, better than new healing for your body!

    1639 days ago
    LOL - I am not a fast runner, but my fall was a hard landing. It was embarrassing for me when my boss saw me with blood on my face and a splint. He has been very understanding and supportive. I will see how I am healing at my follow-up appointment this week. The bruises are in the colorful stage but healing. It has been a challenge to say the least. I am staying positive and trying to have a good sense of humor about it.

    #firstbrokenbone #roadrashwarrior #asphaltnosejob
    1639 days ago
    AHH! How fast were you running? That's intense. ::shivers::
    1639 days ago
    Ouch! I sure hope that you healing and feeling better. Better luck with the next race!
    1639 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    OW! I ache just seeing your pics.. How did the boss feel about this?? But for the grace of God...

    Gosh, you are doing great,, healing and not taking pain pills now. Take care!!
    I hope the next run is called the Bubble Wrap 5K!
    1640 days ago
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