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Exercising experience

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last week i had an interesting and embarrassing experience. I decided to take my new dog on a walk around the neighborhood. We usually go to a park that has a one mile track around a pond with a small forest. But, I decided it was time to introduce her to cars and the sidewalk. My kindergartener wanted to come with, so I thought that would be great even though I would need to walk slow so that he could keep up. It started out great with my son asking to walk farther and farther and then I decided to turn back because he was beginning to slow down and look tired. The dog was just happy to be on a walk! She didn't even seem to notice all the runners and walkers passing by and paid no attention to the cars. Just when everyhong seemed fine, it happened. I lost my footing and stumbled, which scared my dog and she ran forward full throttle pulling me forward with her. I had not yet regained my footing so I automatically let go of her leash as I ran forward trying to catch myself or beak my fall with my hands. Of course I fell instead of gettin my balance back and I smacked the pavement pretty hard with my right knee and landed on my side. I looked up to make sure my son was okay and he was pointing at our puppy, who was calmly sitting in the middle of the road looking at me. I reached my hand out from my side reclining position , and called her to me. She just sat there lookin at me. It was then that I looked up and saw all the cars in both lanes stopped and in the lane closest to me, the woman who had apparently stopped before hitting my dog, was calmly looking me right in the eye while licking a huge ice cream cone. I was so embarased.! All these people had just seen a fat lady roll down the sidewalk and lose her dog in the middle of the road while her poor son stood worried on the sidewalk. Ugh!!! My pants were ripped and my knee was bloody and I was in pain but I knew I had to get up ASAP and get the dog. So I got up and walked into the road and got her. I thank God that my son stayed on the sidewalk and didn't go after the dog and that the dog did t get run over. I tried to regain my dignity by walking at a usual pace as if nothing had happened! It didn't work , so I started laughing and my son started laughing. I just couldn't hold in the laughter! I was just relieved it was over. It all happened in seconds but lying on my side looking into the road it seemed like forever!

My son immediately told everyone when we got home. I think I'll be sticking to the park for awhile until I can build up the courage to face those neighbors again or I learn to walk correctly!! Lol!
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    Memories, memories! When you reach your goal, you will always remember this moment in your journey: that regardless of accidents, you were willing to commit to your exercise routine. emoticon
    1801 days ago
    Wow!! I bet that was pretty exciting for a kindergartener. My favorite part of the story is how you both cracked up. He saw that his Mom was OK & sometimes you fall, but you just get back up. You definitely should walk that way again. People fall sometimes. So what? I agree that with the other comment in that maybe somebody should have checked to see if you were alright! emoticon emoticon
    1820 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2013 12:54:31 AM
  • KIMPY225
    At least everyone is safe - sorry about the knee!
    1820 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    The most painful of all is the hit to the pride. Glad you and the kiddo and pup are ok. Don't let this deter you- You are SPARKIN', girl! Go, you!
    1821 days ago
  • SAMI199
    That must have been scary-I'm glad that you all made it home.I fell last year-and I totally remember the feeling of humiliation...(this was right in front of our apartment). I hope your knee is okay-I remember how much mine hurt. We all have gone down at one time or another-I guess we can take that quote about " not how many times we fall,but how many times we get up" literally.

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    1821 days ago
    Oh I'm so glad that even think turned out ok. As I was reading it I was praying for the dog, your son and of course you. Oh my. I'm so thankful that only a bit of embarrassment. So glad you are able to raise your head high and keep moving.

    My husband was working touring a hospital taking the stairs to be healthy. He is a big guy and missed a step. He fell and ripped pocket right off the back of his suit pants.

    I have fallen more times then I can count.

    Personal, I think people were looking at you as they could feel your pain. emoticon
    1821 days ago
    emoticon I feel for ya. But, I am glad things turned out okay and thats what Sparkpeople is for- to vent and get support.

    We've all been there in some way or another.
    1821 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    YOU are embarrassed?????????? I am embarrassed for those thoughtless people who did nothing to help you, your son, your doggie! If it was me, I would continue to walk that way,, show them that I am motivated, am giving an example to my child and I would be proud of my son!! Doggie may need to have a double hand strap on his collar though.. THAT part was scary!!

    I hope your body heals enough to get right back on the road!!!
    1821 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    I'm glad things turned out o.k. for you. emoticon
    1821 days ago
    I'm glad that you are OK, but I'm kind of sad that nobody got out of their cars to help you and just stopped and looked at you. I'm glad you were able to laugh about it!! Dogs are great, but they sure give us a "run for it"!! emoticon emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Leave it to the kiddo to spread the word. Glad that you weren't hurt too badly and the puppy and your son were fine.
    1821 days ago
  • ELLES26
    1821 days ago
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