Thursday, December 25, 2008

Blood Sweat and Tears on the Christmas Morning run-Graphic Pics

Merry Christmas everyone! We had a great time last night at a cocktail party hosted by some of our good friends here in Charleston. We ate lots of yummies, drank some wine and opened some hilarious gifts. We came home and watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. This morning we got up and opened our stockings from each other, then got decked out in some new running gear (one of my $12 skirts) and headed to the beach for 5 miles, along the road not actually on the sand. It was HOT, 77 degrees, so we were struggling a little. We had maybe a quarter of a mile left and I was feeling like I had a little gas left and could finish strong...until I tripped. There was no recovering from this stumble, I went down hard on my right side and skinned my elbow, knee and hand pretty good. It instantly brought tears to my eyes and Rich grabbed my arm to keep me from getting blood on my new gear:) I would like to say that I was diving out of the way of a speeding car, or stumbled over a palm frond that had fallen onto the sidewalk. But the truth is I just stumbled over my own big feet, an all too commen phenomenon in my world. I am known much more for my clumsiness than for my gracefulness. In fact, one of my nicknames growing up was Grace. Once at the doctor, they interrogated me because I had so many scrapes and bruises they actually thought I might have been hit or abused, and it even took a social worker interviewing my parents before they were oonvinced I was just THAT clumsy. Some things never change! After we got back to the car, I used a towel we had and some ocean water to clean it up as much as possible but it still looked pretty rough.



10 comments:

The Pink Chick said...

Oh no! You got pretty skinned up. I hope you are okay!

Mica said...

Geez, lady! I hope you feel better! You look so hardcore.

lindsay said...

every runner needs some scars. hope your elbow and knee aren't too sore to keep running.

i fall over nothing a lot, so you aren't alone. hope you had a very merry Christmas!

Meg said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! That was quite a fall! I hope you're feeling okay!

Brian said...

Owww! That is not the best xmas present! Hope its healed!

A Peaceful Place said...

oh my gosh girl!! i hope you're okay!! what an awful present on christmas day! hope it was a great one!! i need to get your goodies to you soon! i'm off tues.
love ya
me

D10 said...

Those look like they hurt. Hope you are feeling better.

Kim said...

Ick Girlie! Hope you're getting better.

RunToFinish said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch...it's the one's where you skin your hands like when you were a kid that are the worst!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those are awesome battle wounds, but hope they don't hurt too much. Feel better!