Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Well friends, it happened.

It started off like any other early morning except this one was especially hard to get out of bed.  Oh well, did it anyway.  Met Tara and Kristen at our corner uptown and we set off on our supposively 4 mile trot. 

We took a different loop today to change things up and we were coming up Providence towards uptown, you know, with rush hour traffic so lots of people were around. 

I tripped.  And fell.  In my neon pink fleece.  In rush hour traffic.  And crashed.  Hard.

Mostly concerned about my phone, I asked if my phone was okay.  Tara and Kristen said it was fine and kept asking how I was.  They took good care of me!  They did have time to mention that it was, "my turn" as they have both fallen recently.  Sidewalks jump up and getcha sometimes!

I have fallen years ago in Southpark by myself and lost my house key...that was real exciting too.  Didn't hurt nearly like this. 

Today, I skinned my elbow through THREE layers of clothing.  Nice!  And it bruised instantly, can't touch it.  My pants protected my knee really well so I will just have a humongo bruise and it's scuffed a bit. 

A woman driving by saw it happen and stopped to ask if I was okay...so sweet.  I arrived back at my condo and Isaac our friendly concierge asked if he could help me clean it up.  Bless his heart, that was so nice of him.  I kindly said I'd go up and shower and be okay.  :)

I'm so thankful to my girlfriends I was with....they stopped and made sure I'd make it home.  I'm SO glad I didn't fall into either of them.  They were in front and I was behind, kinda between them.  It actually worked out as well as it could have.  And then we just ran on home.  Hey at least we got 6 miles in when we were only planning on 4.  Ha!

Another adventure and probably not our last! 

13 comments:

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

oh no! maybe you should start running in elbow/knee pads!

Glitterista said...

Oh no! Glad you weren't too hurt,and I hope your elbow and knee heal quickly!

KTB said...

Thank goodness you were okay! My mom runs by herself every morning & 3 years ago she broke her wrist during a fall!

Faison said...

Oh no! I'm glad that you're not hurt too badly! I've been attacked by a sidewalk once before, those darn sidewalks have a mind of their own! I hope you have a better Tuesday!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Oh pooey! I hate this happened to you. I have no doubt you fell very gracefully though. :)

Michelle Shuck said...

Ouch!! A fall always hurts your pride & your body :(

That happened to me once...except it was in my high school gym and all the guys were seated in the center of the gym as the girls ran laps. My "friend's" foot was the sneaky sidewalk that jumped out, purposefully! Oh the hurt pride!!

Glad you're ok!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Ouch!! So glad you had your friends with you! I think tonight you deserve a big glass of wine in front of the tv, with some ice on your elbow!

xx BHB said...

oh gosh this is my biggest fear, tripping directly into NYC traffic! :( sorry to hear you got a "boo boo" (yes, scraped elbows will ALWAYS be 'boo boo's)

Portuguese Prepster said...

ouch!! get some relaxation time in to heal!

Beth Dunn said...

Ow! Feel better
xoxo
SC

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh no! Glad you weren't seriously injured doll! xo

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Emily said...

:( so sorry!!! falling is the WORST. the pain. the embarassment. ugh - i hate that it happened to you. i was in DC last spring doing the Segway tour (don't judge) and literally ran right into a pole and fell over. in the middle of Capitol Hill. wearing a helmet. FAIL.