I had just started my watch, and was still looking at it, when I turned my ankle (which is FINE) and started stumbling. I tried to recover for about ten steps, and I thought I was going to too, when I went down with a vengeance. I hit hard and then slid. Don't know when I hit my head on the curb but I did. I ruined my watch too and I think that is the worst part. That, and the embarrassment.
Went back inside which probably made Kevin wonder what the heck was going on as I hadn't been out of the house five minutes. Told him I fell and hit my head (because I didn't know the extent of anything yet and wanted him to know in case something happened after the adrenaline left) on my way to the bathroom, where I shut the door and started bawling. I was bleeding from my left knee, left forearm and elbow, and my right palm. Decided I needed a washcloth, which are kept in the other bathroom, and, upon leaving our bathroom, promptly tripped over the dog in the dark. Got my washcloth, and found my worried husband when I returned. Started with fresh tears and explaining what happened and that I ruined my watch, blah, blah, blah. Even confessed I was embarrassed. He hugged me long and hard because I needed a cuddle. Told me to shower and clean off all the dirt. I felt much better after that.
Once I was clean and composed, I realized I have road rash from my left wrist all the way to the shoulder blade. Also my left eyebrow was swelling a bit as were the forearm and knee.
|Left forearm and elbow with swelling eyebrow in the back|
I will be bruised for a while but I know I will also be running again soon (like tomorrow or, very latest, Friday) and I will probably even fall again someday. But that's okay because I'm a "real" runner and real runners fall. And get back up again.
Hope this finds you happy and healthy!