Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Couch to 5K to Couch

Yesterday morning I got up bright and early to train for the 5K Color Run I am planning at the end of August. I walked out the back door with my phone in hand setting my stopwatch for the warmup. Not watching where I was going, I stepped on one of the wood borders around our big oak tree and slipped because it was wet from an overnight rain. I landed in a hurdle position on the ground and heard and felt a pop on the right side of my knee. The pain shot down to my right foot and I was immobile. I managed to drag myself up to the back porch and into a chair. I was in a lot of pain. I called Rick and as I was on the phone with him I felt myself getting sick to my stomach and feeling as though I might pass out. I told him I had to go and made my way into the house. I was woozy up the steps of the back entryway and all through the kitchen. By the time I reached the dining room my vision was completely blacked out. I groped my way toward my bedroom and stumbled around trying to find the bed. I knocked something over and reached up and grabbed what I thought was a vase. But I don't have any vases in my bedroom. I actually said out loud, "I don't know where I am." I was really scared, but I didn't want to yell and wake up the kids because I knew it was scare them. About that time I gripped either the headboard or footboard of my bed and gently laid down. I was hoping the bed would be under me. And it was, thank goodness. As I laid down my vision came back and I felt a little better. But, oh the pain! I called Rick back to tell him what happened and that I was, ultimately, okay.

And now this is where I am.

I love my sitting room, that's for sure, but this isn't really what I had in mind for it. I am now resting and praying that my leg will get all healed up by Friday so that I can enjoy our water park and amusement park day we have planned for Brynne's birthday. The throbbing has stopped, and I can put a little bit of weight on the inside of my foot. But, I am hobbling and limping and in quite a bit of pain and am unable to get in a comfortable position.   **sigh**

And now I am just hoping that I can walk the 5K. Bummer.


  1. What a bummer! Hope you get well soon!

  2. You are the third runner in training that has had a random accident that I know!!! My goodness! Praying for a fast recovery.


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