So Alice and I headed out on our first outdoor post-half marathon run today -- it was sunny, warm (bordering on hot), there lots of friendly folk out, it was nice. On the way back from our short run a dog bolted to the edge of its yard and spooked poor Alice, I tumbled over her and this is what it looked like. Ouch.
Luckily a state trooper was passing by and asked if we needed help. Maybe because I was standing there with blood running down my leg. He gave us a ride home and told me he had seen us running before. I told him to wave next time and to feel free to give us a ride home...even if I'm not injured. The neighborhood gossip that me getting out of the back of a cop car has inspired, I can't imagine... Two sweet/nosy neighbors have already been over.
I just compared my bloody knee from December with my bloody knees now and -- score! -- I have improved in that as well! Wow, I went from one mildly ripped up knee to a complete set of bloodiness! All the training in rolling around in gravel/ falling in catastrophic ways paid off! PR, folks! PR!!!!
|December 2010 -- totally understated|
|April 2011 -- I went HOUSE|
on these knees!