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Whoops - I tripped and fell

Nerdio
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For the first time in 5 years I fell whilst running. For no reason whatsoever I decided to run down a different pavement. I caught my trailing foot on the kerb and hit the ground in a blink of an eye. I don’t even remember falling.

1 week on my bruised knee is almost cleared up. The cracked rib will take a few more weeks πŸ˜’.

Did I do this near home? Of course not. 4Km away at 6:30 in the morning. Big thanks to my wife for coming to collect me.

Celebrated my fall by buying some new running shoes on Black Friday. Down but not out!

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Tartancat
TartancatGraduate

Oh ouch, thats awful, but scarily it's so easily done.

I guess the fact that you've bought new shoes means it'll take more than a cracked rib and bruised knee to put you off running - brave soul!!

Wishing you a speedy recovery 😊

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Nerdio
NerdioGraduate
in reply to Tartancat

Thanks

New shoes have been on the cards for a while, and as I set out that morning I thought to myself, these have no spring in them any more. New shoes have arrived, insoles inserted and ready to go. Another 10 days for me I think.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Ouch.. sympathy ! Follow the NHS guidelines for cracked ribs..it works... ! (Popped mine twice now) :)

You will be back there soon!

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Nerdio
NerdioGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks

NHS advice is good. I certainly find sitting upright or standing is most comfortable. Lying down, so sleeping, less so. Past two nights have been better.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Nerdio

Really horrid...heal soon xxx

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Jiw1968
Jiw1968Graduate

Ouch!

Take care and wishing you a speedy recovery.......πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Nerdio
NerdioGraduate
in reply to Jiw1968

Healing well, so hope to be running in about 10 days or so. Short runs though - itching to try those new shoes out.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Down but not out πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Well done that man πŸ™‚

I am a bit of a clumsy oaf so falling is a bit of a feature β˜ΊοΈπŸ€•.

I hope you’ll soon be tickety-boo. Good news on the shoes πŸ˜ƒ

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Nerdio
NerdioGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Thanks

Clumsy is me - have been called Coco (as in clown) on occasions :(

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Ouch.., it’s a good job you’re made of the strong stuff!

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Nerdio
NerdioGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks - it is a little uncomfortable, but not too bad. More annoyed at my own stupidity for trying a new path in the dark!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Nerdio

It could be worse... my stupidity has me laid up with a knackered ankle for a few weeks, so relatively speaking you’re very smart πŸ˜‚

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Circle_On_Legs

Ouch. That's a blow. Don't envy you the rib pain. I've broken ribs twice. Unbelievable agony. Getting up and down excruciating. Hope new shoes are comfortable. Good luck.

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Jundal
JundalGraduate

Wow, don't envy you! I've only.managed to fall once so far, in front of a bunch of walkers, one with a push chair! Felt a right plonker as my glasses went flying off my face!

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

I fell last time in front of a load of blokes playing football I broke my specs as well as my hand They were very gallant and came to help me ☺️

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