Monday, November 01, 2010

Ouch

The other day I was talking to Alycia and she told me that she's decided that she's going to run the Rock and Roll marathon. The Rock and Roll marathon is sometime in the spring here in San Diego. Since I'm still all psych'd up from reading "Born to Run" I decided that I'd really like to run a marathon before I die. Perhaps it'll be the day I die but I'd still like to run one. I told her to count me in but the problem I have is time. I'm not afraid of running 26 miles (OK, maybe just a little) but I just don't have the time to train properly. I finally came across an idea that just might work. I work 8 miles from home so if I just run home from work two or three days a week that'd go a long way toward training for a marathon. Well today was my first day. I figured I should start slowly so I actually drove my truck part way home and then parked it on a side street and ran the last three miles. So there I am running down Black Mountain road but it is dark and the cars are coming towards me with their lights on and I'm completely blinded. I honestly couldn't even tell if I was on the side walk for sure. Just as I'm wondering if I should actually stop and walk I hit an uneven sidewalk block and there I am flat on my belly in the middle of the sidewalk. It happened so fast I'm surprised I got my hands out in front of me in time. I just laid there for a moment evaluating the damage I had done to my body and decided it was minor so I got up and ran the rest of the way home. As I started to cool down I realized that my knee really did kind of hurt and upon closer examination I found that I'd removed much of my epidermis. It's hard to see in the picture but you might also notice a decent bruise forming on my left knee as well. I really don't want to run with a light but I've got to figure out some way to deal with those car lights.

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A man can run farther than any other animal on earth. This is largely possible because we sweat more than any other animal on earth and therefor we are able to remain cool.
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6 comments:

Lisa said...

Be careful!!

Kira said...

Oh sad Daddy!! Just get a head light. It will help. When Justin was training I made him run with one when it was dark.

Peter and Mandy said...

Ouch! Yeah I'd go for a head light too.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Oh Daddy :( BE CAREFUL!

Ben Leavitt said...

Manly Markings!

Lynn said...

OUCH!!!! I agree....a headlight would be much better.