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alright Cook's Trail 5.07 mi

It would have been perfect if I hadn't fallen twice. TWICE! I'm still shaking my head in disbelief. This is a flat, easy trail and I've run it before, so I was more surprised than anything else when I fell. There are a lot of roots, though and many are covered with leaves and pine needles.

The first fall was early on. I had barely hit the trail and then my toe caught a root that was covered with leaves and I went airborne in a spectacular swan dive. I hit the trail on my chest, so that knocked the wind out of me a little. The palm of my hand is bruised from that fall.

The second fall was toward the end of my run. This time I went down on my side and my knee got jammed against a root. That hurt. At first I thought my knee had been slammed against a rock, but that would have been more painful. I shook it off and ran the last half mile back to the car. That's when I saw that my tights were torn and my knee was bleeding. Stupid, stupid. I'm icing it now.

  • Pat C.
    Pat C.

    Nice job in spite of the double CnB...

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Heide
    Heide

    A couple of years ago I fell on the same knee and bruised my patella. I was out for several months after that. Funny thing is, it wasn't even a running injury. I was walking my dog at night and tripped. I went down heavy on my right knee and by the time I got home it was swollen and I could barely move it.

    Right now it's sore, but there's no noticeable swelling and I seem to have full range of motion.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Pat C.
    Pat C.

    I hope it stays that way... keep up with the ice.. amazing stuff.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Heide
    Heide

    I have my leg up on the coffee table and am icing it right now as I kick back and watch Ricky Gervais, uh...The Golden Globes. Maybe a beer will help my knee heal.

    almost 7 years ago Like2 people

  • Mel C.
    Mel C.

    I'm sorry about your stumbles, Heide! I hope you're feeling better today. Great job persevering out there. I'm glad you got to watch Ricky as a bit of comedic salve. :) Keep us posted on how you're doing, please.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Bob
    Bob Feel Better
    Feel Better:

    Jeez. I hope you're ok.

    almost 7 years ago