Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Calling Lucy Van Pelt

I could use Lucy's sage advice this week. 

On Monday, I made the mistake of going for an early morning run with my husband.  Still half-asleep, freezing (it was in the 40's) and, okay, a little cranky at being up at an ungodly hour, we ran "the loop," a fairly pleasant run near our home, but pleasant mostly when the sun is up.  What possessed me to go for a run in the dark? I have no idea.  Cause. I. Fell. 

Yep.  I face-planted mere minutes from the end of our run, landing on my right side.  Since I'm right-handed, this makes it even more aggravating.  My entire right arm is en fuego. Am hoping that nothing's broken.  Fortunately my fingers still work. 

What possesses people to run? Stupid, stupid.  I'm starting to wonder.  I should have stayed in bed.

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ouch! Yeah, I'd wait until it's light. Don't think even a flashlight would've helped.

Suzie F. said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. Maybe running in the dark isn't such a great idea, but good for you for being so dedicated.

That'll be 25 cents, please ;)

Pat Hatt said...

hahahaha I'm laughing with you not at you..haha

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Um, maybe wait just a wee bit later before you start running next time? Running=good. Running when you can't see where the heck you're going=not so good. Especially if you're a naturally talented klutz like me.

Joanne said...

I'm sorry to read about your fall and hope you're feeling better soon!

I'm a walker, covering a couple miles most days, so I understand your dedication. Maybe change things up, and try walking when it's that early in the day?

P.S. Suzie's rates are high at 25 cents. Whole Latte Life's rate is 5 cents :)

LD Masterson said...

I used to run in the dark in the morning. Then came the morning I stretched myself out face down on the pavement - split my cheek, blackened my eye, scraped all the skin off my knees and elbows, and - oh yeah - broke two fingers.

Daylight is a good thing. Daylight is our friend.

raelynbarclay said...

Hence the reason I walk the dog later in the morning, LOL.

Sorry about the fall and I hope you feel better soon. My right arm twinges in sympathy, still remember the time I tripped over a wee beastie toy and went down half a flight of stairs.

Cold As Heaven said...

I stayed in bed, and I don't regret it >:)

Cold As Heaven

Robert Guthrie said...

Get better!

Morning walk, great.

Morning run, maybe.

In the dark, um... I salute those who do it, but it won't be me.

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

I hope you feel better soon. Taking a nasty fall is awful. If you have some hydrocodone that might help.

Carol Riggs said...

Ugh, hope your arm and the rest of you heal quickly. Yeah, jogging is for crazy people. LOL I like exercises I can do inside where it's warm, in the winter! (yep, wimpy)

Trisha said...

I have no answer for you - running is for weirdos! hehe

I'm sorry you got injured!

Re: Hansel and Gretel, yeah, I don't blame you for being creeped out by that part. There is a LOT to be creeped out by in these Grimm fairytales, I'm finding.

Danette said...

Ack! I felt your pain as I read the words "faceplanted" That so totally sucks that you hurt your right arm in the process. I'm afraid Lucy would just call you a name (i.e. blockhead) and ask you if you suffered from agoraphobia (fear of having a panic attack) or ergophobia (a fear of work), in which case she might have an answer for you although it seems to me that her "sage" advise never got Charlie Brown anywhere, sadly. Nope, better look elsewhere.

Sarah Pearson said...

Ouch, I hope it's better soon. I agree with the others, running is for daytime - and other people :-)

LTM said...

oh, man! That's awful!!! And here I was in Scottsdale thinking I should look you up. All of this could've been avoided... :p

Have you been to the doctor? You probably ought to go and get checked out just to be safe. So so sorry that happened. And it was incredibly cold on our visit. I was unprepared! <3