May 3

Tue '11

School and Hurt

Well, here I am sitting in my classroom waiting for class to start on my second day of school for my web design certificate. Yesterday was pretty boring. This first course that I am taking is an introduction to xhtml/html. So I spent the day relaxing as I already knew everything. But I also helped some of my fellow students because I knew most of the answers. Today will be more of the same, but I suppose it’s always good to have a refresher course :smirk:

On Sunday, I battled with my inner self whether or not I should go for a run around the neighbourhood. I knew I should because I hadn’t exercised for 2 days. So I finally strapped on my runners, got my water bottle and headed out the door. It was absolutely beautiful. The temperature was close to 20°C and the sun was shinning. It was the nicest it’s been all year. I was so happy that I decided to go for a run. I was just on my last little stretch of my run when something terrible happened πŸ˜₯ I slipped on some gravel that had accumulated on the sidewalk and completely wiped out. I flew forward and landed on my right side. It was a busy street and there were people walking behind me, so I just got right back up and kept running. I was so embarrassed. I looked down at my hand and it was bleeding like mad. My shoulder was scraped up as well. My knee and thigh hurt too, but I couldn’t tell how bad they were as I was wearing pants. Anyway, about a minute after I fell, I realized I couldn’t breathe. I stopped running and tried desperately to catch my breath. The shock and hurt finally caught up with me and I was starting to cry and so all the breath was sucked out of my body. It was really scary for a few minutes. I slowly started breathing again and I walked and bawled my eyes out the rest of the way home.

When I got home, I realized my hand got the worst of it. I tried to clean my hand up by myself, but I just couldn’t rub the dirt and gravel off and look at my hand at the same time. I called my mom (who has been a nurse for over 30 years) and she rushed over to help clean me up. She had me get in the bathtub and she soaked my wounds and cleaned them with soap, then hydrogen peroxide and applied polysporin after. I was very very sore, but thankfully, nothing was broken!

I am sure all runners have had a fall or two, but this was my first, and hopefully only fall. I am going to be WAY more careful when running on gravel!! I ran throughout the winter and didn’t fall once on the snow and ice! Crazy. I called the city and they created a case # and assured me that they would have someone out to clean up the gravel as soon as possible.

I have taken a few days off of exercise to let my body heal, but I hope to go to the gym tomorrow. I’ll have to see how my hand is. It’s still pretty bruised and scraped up.

The teacher is about to start class for today, but I will try to be back to post again later in the week.

Filed under: Family, Outside, Personal, School

4 Responses to “School and Hurt”

  • Cristina
    May 3, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    Awww poor Carolynne! I’m so sorry you fell down. I fell down the other day while wearing heels, so I know how embarrassing that can be. Glad to hear you’re taking it easy until your arm gets better. Sometimes we need to slow down a little. πŸ˜‰

  • Cathrine
    May 3, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    I saw the picture of your hand, it looks really painful πŸ˜₯ I’m glad you didn’t get seriously injured or broke something! I hope your classes get more exciting when you’ve finished all the basics πŸ™‚

  • Lissy
    May 3, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    aw πŸ™ I slipped on some ice last year and fell real hard, so I know the feeling πŸ™

  • Penny
    May 8, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Aw, you poor little dear! That is a shitty thing to happen on your run, and it’s exactly why I’m a little hesitant to run outside instead of on the safety of a treadmill. I’m sorry even more that it had to happen in a public place (scrapes and bruises heal much quicker than our egos). I’m glad you’re okay though.

    It’s a pleasure reading your blog. πŸ™‚

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