1000 Mile Mom

It's not just a goal… it's a lifestyle adjustment!

Day 15: April 12, 2013- skunks, stars, and a really sore knee

on April 12, 2013

Day 15: 6.94 miles today, Miles to go: 918.37… Well, I wish I could day today was a great day. It started out that way… 5 mile walk this afternoon from the office, since the kids were in rare form and got grounded, I got to spend more time than I anticipated on my art room in progress, but I should have known the moment that I walked out the door for my evening walk that maybe tonight was not a great night to be out walking… It started out easily enough. The evening goal was 3 miles with hand weights, and aside from the skunk smell and coming across some neighbor kids walking in the dark, it was actually a pretty night. Chilly, but clear skies with LOTS of stars… There was more traffic than usual in our little subdivision, though, and around mile 1.6, I cut over sooner than I usually do when I saw a car coming down the road. Big mistake that led to me stepping off the road onto an apparently uneven patch of ground. Down I went on my right knee= OUCH!!!

ouch

Thankfully it didn’t rip one of my favorite pairs of pants (fashion first people!!!), but somehow it ripped up my knee fairly good. I’m icing it now, but there is slight bruising coming through. Honestly, I thought I was going to pass out. I managed to get myself up and give the driver a thumbs up, but hind sight is 20/20, and I probably should have asked the teenager to give me a ride the quarter mile back up the road. Between my three layers and the hand weights, I was afraid I was going to pass out trying to get back… I know- Bob will tell you that I have a low pain tolerance, but no joke… it HURT! My only concern is making sure that I can get out tomorrow, though. I have a relatively long distance goal, so I am going to be pretty torqued if this gets in the way. I already cut my walk short tonight because of it. Hope it doesn’t effect tomorrow!!! Grrr!!!

So anyway, I was going to talk about my GPS watch tonight, but in light of my knee, I’m just ready to call it a night : ) I’ll fill y’all in later about my Nike+. Later!


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