Day 1: Saturday

kittfaceCan you believe this sweetheart TRIPPED me? {I hope no one notices my Hello Kitty lounge pants.} Saturday, I decided to venture out into the neighborhood and test my hip to see if it had healed enough to run. I brought along my best bud because he loves to walk and run with me. I walked fast for half a mile, then tried running. I don’t know what happened but I hadn’t gone very far when SPLAT! I just wasn’t paying attention and also holding Kitt’s leash too short. I tripped on him and fell mostly on my hands and knees. Scrapes and bruises. Good news, nothing broken and phone was unscathed (can you imagine?). There was no one around, so I didn’t feel a need to be embarrassed.

I threw in the towel and went home. I even ran on the way home, so I knew I was ok. I had a good few minutes cry with hugs from Darling and then I sat on the couch with some ice packs and watched the Kentucky Derby. The swelling came down after awhile on my palms and I could semi-use my hands again.

Day 2: yesterday

I set the alarm for 5 am because I was determined to get out for a walk/run before church. Determined! I woke up with a lot of stiffness through my neck, upper back and lower back. Around 1.5 miles, my hip started to hurt. I decided not to do a whole 3 miles that I was hoping for and turned around ending up with 2.5 miles. I had to walk a lot on the way back. But I’m hopeful that the hip is healing. I’ll just continue to be kind to it.

As the day progressed I did more yard work. It was a beautiful day out! (We haven’t had many nice days here yet this spring). Here I noticed my left shoulder is pretty sore and my right tricep is pretty sore. I’m sure it’s from bearing all my weight in the fall.

Day 3: today

In the middle of the night my left elbow hurt really bad. I don’t know if I slept funny or if it’s more injury. Yikes. I feel like I’m falling apart.

I did this awesome 5 minute morning routine from Staci before my shower. It was very invigorating and I thought it was the perfect way to start a Monday morning. As a side bonus, I’ll save on hot water. I hate to be cold in the shower so I usually turn the water pretty hot. Not today! I was all warmed up from my 5 minutes of exercise. And 5 minutes is so easy to squeeze in to get your metabolism revved. Give it a try.

I’m way behind on blog reading, but that will be later. I’m off to the dentist now for a cleaning. Happy Monday everyone!

Have you ever tripped while running?

Were you embarrassed?

What injuries did you get? Were they serious?

14 thoughts on “Tripped

  1. I’ve fallen quite a lot! lo The most embarrassing thing was more of walking into something. I had just purchased a pair of Revo sunglasses and as I was walking towards the entrance of the building (which had an all glass ground level entry) I turned my head to see my reflection in a window. Then- smash! I walked straight into a plate glass window. It happened to be lunchtime in the summer, so lots of people were there to enjoy the mishap! I hope that you’re healing up from your trip!


  2. Isn’t it funny when we fall that the first thing we do is look around to see who saw us? I’m pretty clumsy at times, mostly because I tend to get absorbed in what I’m doing and not notice my surroundings. My best friend still laughs about the time I walked into a parking meter!

    I hope your injuries heal quickly so you can get back on your walking/running path! πŸ™‚


  3. I tripped over my own feet while running once and came down like a ton of bricks in the park… in front of a whole bunch of personal trainers doing outdoor classes. I burst into tears so I was really, really embarrassed because they all ran over to check on me. I had bruises and grazes but nothing serious. Hope you are feeling better. I also have Hello Kitty lounge pants! πŸ˜†


  4. Oooo, that would be embarrassing. Glad the injuries weren’t too serious. I’m not too surprised about the lounge pants. From your outfit posts, I see we often have similar taste! Thanks for the well wishes, today does seem to be going better.


  5. OUCH!! I’m sorry you fell. 😦 That’s the worst. I think it happens to the best of us! I’ve completely bitten it twice running. Once was in a race. A girl tripped me right out of the start and I fell in front of like 1000 people. VERY embarrassing. Bruised hip and ego. πŸ™‚

    I hope you heal up quickly!!


    • haha, you reminded me that my husband said “well, it’s to be expected”. I just looked at him like What?!? If I thought that way, I might not head out the door!

      That would be not so cool to trip at the start of a race. Slight risk of adding trampling to the falling owies. Hope you were able to continue the race.


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