Oh my WORD, for all of you "out of towners" following along this blessed event in my life, let me just tell you... gracefullness is still not my strong point. Sheesh!
If I haven't caught you up on the last little episode, have a seat, a cup of something, and get ready for a laugh....
It started last Saturday (2 weeks) ago. I had 12 miles looking at me and a full day of baseball with the bambino (his first tourney, so I KNEW I couldn't miss it!). I am a 10 minute miler, 11 on these loooong runs, so I knew I had to get up, get out, and finish before 8:30. So, I get up at 5 a.m. ON A SATURDAY (!! Now THAT is dedication, right, people!?) Anyway--I'm up and out the door at 5:30. Keep in mind, it is still dark out and difficult to see. Well, I'm trottin' along, feelin' good, about to hit my first mile when...... it happened..... yes, yes, I knew it was inevitable, but DANG! IT HURT!!! I tripped over a blob of concrete. Let me just say, I figured I would fall eventually, simply because those of you who know me well, know I tend to trip over MY OWN FEET! But THIS, THIS. was. the. most. painful. fall. I have . EEEVEER experienced!!! Needless to say, I bounced and skidded about 3 feet and by the time it was all said and done, I probably should've gotten stitches in my knee. I skinned about 3 layers of skin off my knee AND my left hand. I had to sit there a while because I thought I was going to PASS OUT!!! Or throw up, one...either way...it was bad, and as I sat there, a thought crossed my mind: What IF something REEEALLLY bad happened to me? How would anyone know? Lesson learned: wear a head lamp if planning on running in the dark AANNND GET AN I.D. BRACELET......SOOON!!!
After all has been said and done, I have been out of commission for about a week, BUT!!! A little scrape never keeps me down!! I got in my 6 miles and my 13 this weekend. WHO'S THE BOMB-DIGGITY!?!? Yes, ladies and gentlemen....banged up knee and all, this ole gal never let a few scrapes and sore knees keep her away from doing what she loves! Needless to say, I should be back on track for the duration of my journey. Only 10 more weeks until the BIIIG DAAY!! I can't WAIT!!! After finishing those 13 this week, I felt amazing! I know, that I know, that I KNOW 26.2 WILL. BE. COMPLETED IN 2011! CAN I GET A WHOOP WHOOP ruuuun FORREST, ruuuun!!!