I had been looking forward all day to my run this evening and really getting myself in the zone. Despite it being cold I was well kitted out with my jacket, buff, gloves and hat and for once in what seems an age there was no wind and rain to battle against!
I had a brilliant run at the weekend – one of those runs where you felt you could go on forever – but didn’t really think I would have a repeat of that tonight as evening runs after work are tough but funny enough it again was really going good and I felt great!
Then, just as I was thinking I will just keep going and make the most of the moment without thinking about time or distance, splat, down I went!!
My toe caught a paving slab and in the blink of an eye I was sprawled on the ground…..After a few expletives I got up and managed to run with throbbing knees back home which luckily wasn’t too far but all I kept thinking about was “hope I haven’t damaged my jacket/my tights/my shoes/my garmin!! To hell with the knees, they will heal but this kit costs money…!”
Anyhow, after peeling everything off and checking for damage all is intact except one of my gloves that now has a couple of tears in it where I obviously put my hand out to cushion the fall but at least they are cheap to replace! Oh and the knees of course…..both nicely grazed just like my days at junior school!! The arnica gel has been applied but I have a feeling I will be aching tomorrow from this. How am I going to run when its icy if I cant even stay upright when its dry?? Just hope it doesn’t knock my confidence too much for evening runs.....
Oh well, excitement over for now. Just waiting for the reaction from the OH when he gets in later from work; something along the lines of “I told you to be careful! You know I don’t like you running in the dark!......” Time for a brandy me thinks!!
Goodnight and take care out there!