How Could This Have Happen?
Two Weeks Before the Start
Sunday, December 18th, 2011
How could this have happend? This was the worse fall I have ever taken. I had been putting in 60 plus miles weekly for the last couple of weeks. Then on Sunday I was out for a 15 miler giving me another 60 plus week. I was feeling strong. At about the 11 mile mark a friend of mine appeared (Alex) and we started running together. We picked up the pace (maybe 7:15/mile pace) and the next thing I knew I am lying on the ground bleeding. Blood was everywhere. Luckily a person I did not know came along within seconds. She offered some tissues and said she would go get her car. I was about two miles from the house. They took me home and Catherine rushed me to the hospital.
Thanks to Jennifer, a plastic surgeon who stitched me up. It took 114 stitches to close it up. My first race is in two weeks. What am I going to do?
Comments and Feedback
This looks horrible...but I looked a lot better just a week later...what a way to start off this venture!Bob Anderson 1/27/12 11:40 am
That seems like a long time ago...have run 36 races since then...I healed up well and today you can hardly notice the damage...but it did hurt at the time Trisha...see you in Eugene this weekend!Bob Anderson 9/27/12 3:52 pm