So today was my running day – totally focused to running, nothing else. I was really tired today and had trouble getting out of the bed. As a result , I wasn’t able to meet the girls at 5:30 for their long run. I finally got myself up and decided to go for a run in my neighborhood. My normal neighborhood route includes this road that surrounds the lake as well as a few hilly streets that run perpendicular to the lake road. Today started off normal enough, with me listening to Velocity Angels again – really enjoying the beginning – wondering why I do. The lake road can be pretty busy at rush hour and this morning was no exception. There are no sidewalks but a pretty wide bike lane that is shared by runners and bikers. I was about 1 mile in when I ran past a pretty tall berry bush that snagged my hat and hair. It kept my hat and as I was turning around to grab it, I twisted my ankle and fell in the street. Luckily the oncoming car was able to see me waving my hands and he stopped about 10 feet before hitting me. I got up, grabbed my hat and tried to get my bearings. The guy was nice enough to ask if I needed a ride back home. I told him I’d be ok and I’d walk it off.
It was a pretty close call. For a moment, I thought it was all over. Once I got myself together, I started walking , then running. I was able to make it another 2 miles running , then I decided to do the power walk thing. That hurt worse than running ;(, so I started running again. I ended up doing 3.8 miles in 45 minutes (counting the fall and the walks)- which from a pace perspective would have probably been good . I know it was the music. I got home and needed to get dressed to dash to an early meeting. By the time I got to work I was sort of limping and realized I had a bit of swelling.
I’ll be spending my evening with an Icepack – thanking God that it wasn’t worse.