Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Run, a Crash and a Near Crash. November 5, 2011

Went for a run today.

Along the way, there was some broken sidewalk.  I misjudged the distance, tripped on some of the broken sidewalk, then fell.

Trying to get up, my boo, boos looked pretty bad.  I can see blood trailing down one arm.  I can also see blood coming out from 2 fingers.  And, that's before I saw blood trickling down 1 knee.

I picked myself up and continued on my way.

And, along the way, I almost crashed again.  There was a garbageman emptying a garbage bag out of public garbage can.  Without looking for pedestrians, he picked up the garbage bag and put it directly in my path.  Fortunately, I wasn't going that fast, so I jumped over the garbage to safety.

Now, I was thinking I am jinxed today.

I continued onwards.  My knee must have looked pretty bad.  At one point, a nice lady pushing a child in a stroller going the opposite direction saw me approaching.  She yelled at me, "I have some clean wipes."

I thanked her, said I was alright and continued onwards.

When I finally finished my run, this is what I saw on 1 of my legs:

1 of my boo, boos.  I felt a bit late for Halloween.

I was planning on going to the gym afterwards.  But, I decided to give my wounds some time to heal.

I spent quite some time cleaning my wounds, spraying antiseptic spray and band aiding them up using some Neosporin.

6.24 miles @ 1:11:47 

In addition, walked 5.81 miles.

Guestimate calories burned:  1,338


  1. Ouch! Luckily no perm damage, right?

  2. @Paul - In this case, I am pretty fortunate I fell in such a way that I didn't break anything. There doesn't seem to be any broken bones. However, time will tell if I end up with a battle scar or 2 from this incident.