I took a belly flop onto the trail

If a runner falls on the blue trail in Lapham Peak and no one saw it, did it really happen?

The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon is only five weeks away and in keeping with my training plan I went for a trail run this morning. I was running alone today, which was fine, I was actually interested in seeing what my skills were without all the talking. As it turns out, I’m a disaster running alone on the trails. I was only 1.19 miles into my run when all of a sudden was I flying through the air and took a belly flop onto the trail. Oof. It’s a good thing I was wearing my running crops, my legs were protected from the knees up and I only have a small amount of trail rash on my lower right leg. My hands are another story. My palms, specifically my right palm, took a beating. I’m not even sure if what I have are blood blisters or dirt under my skin in some areas.

Since my hands were bleeding I decided it would be best if I just walked back to the car. Because of course, I had Band-Aids in the car. Doesn’t everyone? I’m sure I’ll be fine. Right now my palms hurt and my wrists ache. It could have been a whole lot worse.

Watch out for rocks people, they are out to get you!

Onto a race that shouldn’t have any rocks on the course …. ZOOMA Great Lakes is right around the corner! If you register please use my promo code GLAMB4 and save $10 off the half marathon or $5 off the 5K.

2 comments

  1. This is why I’ve busted three of my handheld bottles; the straps just can’t take 220+ pounds landing on them. But at least my shirts have a great story to tell. After all, those dirt stains are hard to wash out.

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  2. This is why I’ve busted three of my handheld bottles; the straps just can’t take 220+ pounds landing on them. But at least my shirts have a great story to tell. After all, those dirt stains are hard to wash out.

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