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The Fall

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My short weekend stay at my Mother's was gorgeous and I took full advantage, hitting the trails three times on Saturday and one long hike on Sunday.
The first hike was in the off leash area with Daisy going on ahead as we followed the steep riverbank hugging trail:
Its a pretty trail as well with blooms:

The steepness is hard to see in two dimensions:

Unfortunately, there is evidence fall is coming:

On my last and longest hike on Sunday, we once again, went to the off leash area and on the way back tried to take a short cut:

That is where I had my hard fall. Something caught both my feet at once and I landed hard on my back. It had twisted me as I thought I was going to do a face plant at first and explained why I got instant pain in my right knee as it had been wrenched.
Today, my knee is much better, but my neck muscles are painfully sore, making it difficult to lift my head off a pillow and each swallow is sore. Its mostly on my right side. Its remarkable it never bothered my head (that is no headaches, etc.) The ground was soft with detritus though. I can feel my shoulder muscles and my right elbow is even sorer :(
The bridge game I ran today went well. But making the hand records for the STaC games this week did not. More tomorrow its late midnight.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Oh no! I hate when that happens! take care of yourself Linda. Pretty photos and hike.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/29/2013 7:23PM

    So sorry you fell! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 8/27/2013 2:07AM

    You have to watch out for those short cuts. That is how I fell when we were walking back in December. Cutting through some bushes, instead of going the long way. My feet got caught on a root and down I went and it was backwards too, but the bushes kept me from hitting my head. I am assuming you are ok now, since you went on your trip. emoticon

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PCOH051610 8/22/2013 9:03AM

    Again, you simply amaze and inspire me! OUCH! I hope by now some of the pain has subsided. The trail pictures look so nice and I agree it is hard to see the level of difficulty, isn't it.

Glad you are getting out and around

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DDOORN 8/21/2013 12:51PM

    Ouch! So sorry for your fall...we pay a price sometimes for savoring the outdoors...but the pay-offs are SO worthwhile! :-)


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LINDAM.1 8/20/2013 6:14PM

  Ouch if you have one go to your Chiropractor emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 8/20/2013 5:42PM

    OUCH! emoticon So sorry to hear you fell! Baby yourself just a bit!!!



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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/20/2013 3:57PM

    I'm sorry you fell and hurt yourself. I hope the stiffness and soreness leave soon. Take care and sleep tight.

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IMEMINE1 8/20/2013 3:45PM

    emoticon Hope you feel better soon.

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DANMAR1 8/20/2013 10:36AM

  So sorry you fell. Hope you feel better soon.

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SUZYMOBILE 8/20/2013 9:49AM

    Feel better! Take it easy. After having a fall myself this summer, I can sympathize. It can take a little while to recuperate.

Did Mom get a haircut?

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AMBERT27 8/20/2013 9:47AM

    Feel better! emoticon

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C8TSON 8/20/2013 9:32AM

    So sorry about your fall! That just sounds miserably painful! I hope that your neck begins to feel better. I don't know that there is a worse pain than that of the head, neck, shoulders area. emoticon Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way. Hope you get tons better soon. emoticon

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GIANTPANDA 8/20/2013 9:18AM

    I am glad you had a beautiful walk but so sorry you fell. I hope you have a full and speedy recovery. Be extra kind to yourself today. The photos are lovely and make me want to get out on another nature hike soon!

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KALIGIRL 8/20/2013 8:34AM

    Sorry about the fall - hope those sore muscles feel better soon.

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