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Thursday, July 04, 2013

I went for a jog outside this morning. It was only in the low 80s and good jogging weather for Texas.

I was jogging along my usual 4 mile course feeling good about myself. Breathing not bad. No pain. Muscles feeling strong. I looked down at my Garmin to see my pace. I have been training at 12 minute miles. (Not bad for a 60 plus woman.) When I looked at my pace it was 10:42. 10 anything is great! I couldn't believe my eyes. I looked again and was smiling very smugly to myself when I looked from my watch to the sidewalk ahead of me, I realized I was coming up to the pile of broken cement. (They were fixing a drain in the street.) As I always do on this run, I jumped, jogged, over it.

I didn't make it over. Down I fell. Not a pretty sight. I jumped up quickly hoping no one witnessed my mishap and continued jogging. Thinking to myself, that pride! I was so full of myself and my time I tripped over my feet.

Then I noticed the blood on my shirt and pants. I didn't stop, I had to get back to the house. Once inside, after I cooled down, I stripped to jump into the shower.
that was when I saw the damage to my body, I had a scrapped knee and elbow. Bruises on the palm of one hand and the thumb of the other. A scrap/bruise on my shoulder and another bruise on my hip. A beginning of what could become a black eye.

But, I truly thank God. No broken bones. I always hear of 60 plus women falling and breaking a hip. God is good. He takes care of me even when I am being so prideful.

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    Well good for you - jumping right up! Ouch
    1659 days ago
    there should have been a safe way to get over that cement. you should not beat yourself over the incident. It could have happened to anyone . Glad you are proud of your time that is as it should be. keep moving slowly as things can stiffen up after a fall. hugs you are a trouper
    1663 days ago
    it is good that you were not seriosly hurt. sometimes a bad fall can put you in the hospital. a coworker of mine, in his 30s broke his ankle and he took months to heal.
    1663 days ago
    Holy cow...I'm glad you are okay. There's NOT one thing wrong with being proud of yourself...not ONE single don't beat yourself up over that one!

    It's easy to get distracted especially in areas that you feel super comfortable..they always say traffic accidents happen within 15 minutes of home.

    Rest up..and I hope you don't have a black eye for the 4th...this would have sooo much better suited closer to the Halloween holiday when it could have been incorporated into your costume! emoticon

    Hugs and soak in a hot tub of epsom salts...helps sore muscles and bones.
    1663 days ago
    I am so glad you are not seriously hurt. What a scare. Yes, pride goes before a fall but I think the distraction of checking your Garmin was more to blame than pride. I know you will be sore
    and will take some time to heal and recover but no broken bones is a big plus. Take care, my friend!
    1663 days ago
    OMG!!! You poor thing!!! Hope you heal fast and no marks left behind!!! I am debating as to whether to tell DH that I took a spill this morning while mowing. Like you, I jumped up quickly. Only thing hurt..MY PRIDE!!! Hopefully neighbors were not riding by when it happened. So far no stiffness that that is a good sign. Yes, when we reach those golden years we must watch as to not break anything for it takes so dang long to heal. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1663 days ago
    You're a strong person.. you had a awesome run with a small mishap and it didn't hold you down... very successful morning for you I would say... just treat your body nice so those wounds heal right!

    Nice going!
    1663 days ago
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