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Running comes to a screeching halt :(

Monday, May 28, 2012

So my last post was a while ago... I decided to stay in the walking group and found I could still challenge myself doing my own intervals. I also found someone that was a good pace buddy for me. She and I helped each other through our minor aches and pains.

Week 9 was a great walk/run... I found myself in the zone and really enjoyed it. That was Wed. night..... 2 evenings later I decided to take my motorcycle out for a little ride and less than a mile from home, I laid it down. When I leave my house on my cycle, I ask God to watch over me.... That He did! I am a newbie rider and there were all sorts of warning signs for riders.... hill, big curve, RR tracks and loose gravel. Needless to say, I didn't make the curve. Thankfully I was wearing a full face helmet and all my gear. After vividly remembering my helmet bouncing on the asphalt I came to a stop. I sat up and found my left leg pinned under my back wheel. Good Samaritans came along to call 911 and 2 kids (my son's friends actually) got the bike off my leg. I know God was with me because I came home the next morning from ER with a broken thumb and sprained knee!

I remember thinking in the ER that night how this could have been so much worse... but I also remember thinking.... "How will I run that race on June 2nd??---- Oh... I'll be ok... i will just walk it!!" Sat when I knew everyone was getting ready for the Sat morning run, I teared up knowing I wouldn't be able to finish this up. For ONCE I was accomplishing something and enjoying it. Monday I followed up with my Dr. to confirm it was only a sprain, I asked her if I could walk the 5K, she said "no" :(

I visited my group of fellow runners & walkers on Wed. night and received my New Balance running jacket.( our "graduation gift" for completing the course) I talked to my coaches and mentors and will be joining them at the finish line to watch my team-mates come through. I may not have physically finished this race, but there was more growth along the way than I ever expected.

My hope is that I will be ready to start the fall session in August and try this again!! emoticon
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    Glad you are ok. Don't forget to get a new helmet to keep you safe. God was definitely watching over you.
    2152 days ago
    OMGoodness-How scary & disheartening! But you are so right when you say it could've been worse. Could''ve been a whole lot worse! I'm glad your injuries are fairly minor....take care of yourself now so you can completely heal. It always seems to take way more time than we want, but be patient. Keep logging in SP, keep a positive outlook, & keep smiling!!!
    June :)
    2153 days ago
    Oh, wow! I'm so glad that the injuries were not any worse. That must have been very scary. I know it's probably frustrating, but it's definitely wise to take the doctor's advice and opt out of your 5K. I hope you'll still have a lot of fun at the finish line, and that you'll be ready to go by the time the course is offered again.
    2153 days ago

    Even if you can't run or walk it with them, being there at the finish line and cheering each and every one coming across should be fun. And it may very well be that all that training is what had your body in good enough condition to come through as well as you have.
    2153 days ago
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