The sky, a bruise, and other grey things

Gravity is one of those concepts I don’t think much about, one way or the other. But earlier this week, the unfortunate combination of tall shoes and those lego-like bumps on sidewalks reminded me the hard way. I have always mistrusted those bumps when I’m running; now I put them in the same category as stepping on actual Legos in the middle of the night, or eating the wrong thing before a race. Dangerous.

Disaster

Haiku: Sidewalk bumps, tall shoes. What do you think happened next? Hope no one saw that.

The road rash on my palms faded pretty quickly, but I still have a bruise the size of the Ace of Clubs just below my right knee and a scrape along the top of my left foot.

Tuesday I ran the three-mile neighborhood loop, and I managed to stay upright for the duration. Thursday I came through core class largely unscathed, aside from the usual pain inflicted by Coach Robyn.

This morning I got up and ran five miles: 1.25 out to the middle school, ten laps around the track, and 1.25 miles back. I listened to a Stuff You Should Know podcast and tried not to lose count of the laps. It was overcast and humid–I think I sweat out every drop of water in my body. My ponytail is about a foot long, and by the time I got home, the whole thing was soaking wet. Yowza. It started to drizzle on me as I got to my driveway. Thank goodness I didn’t slip and fall–I don’t need any more bruises.

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3 thoughts on “The sky, a bruise, and other grey things

  1. Stupid gravity!
    I almost busted it about a week ago, I did the whole, flapping my arms like a giant uncoordinated bird to try and catch my balance thing. It worked, I didn’t actually fall, but I’m sure it looked just as silly to the cars passing by.

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  2. Ouch. Hope you are healing nicely! Those falls are the worst. The day my husband proposed to me we were leaving lunch and as we walked down the side walk I rolled my ankle and fell down, scraping my hands, legs, and knees. It was so embarrassing. Later he told me he was so scare that I had just ruined his big surprise! Feel better soon!

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