Friday, February 20, 2009

A run.

On Wed night, I went out for a run. It was snowing.

After crossing the road and almost hit by a car, I twisted my left ankle. I stopped. Rotate my ankle. Ok it doesn't hurt when I run. I keep going.

I run down a trail and along a river which I had run along for many years.

It was snowing. Light snow. It covered the ground. I was on the trail and before I knew it I slipped and fell. I landed on my left hip and my left elbow.

I got up. Still ok. Keep running.

A few km down the trail, it no longer became a trail. The river washed up huge chunk of ice along the trail. The whole path was covered with them. It came to the point where I had to start climbing on them and jump from one to another. I slipped and landed in a hole and scrapped my left chin.

It was getting dark and I decided to back track my way back.

On the way back home, I slipped and twisted (minor twist) my right ankle.

I am not sure if this is clumsy or bad luck. Though the run was one of the best run I had.

It feels to good to be on the road. Just have to be more careful in the winter time.


Thomas said...

Looks like the run was an accident waiting to happen. Be careful, or you'll really get hurt.

Unknown said...

Maybe next time, run on the treadmill when it's snowing!

Unknown said...

Cliff, you were VERY lucky. Be careful out there.

Aaron said...

This is your definition of a good run?!? Go buy your lottery tickets today.

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my, all those bumps and bruises can add up, though. Glad you were not seriously hurt. Are you using Yak Trax or something to provide more traction when running in the snow and ice? If so and you're still slipping, maybe better/safer to run indoors.