Friday, September 18, 2009

SPECTACULAR FALL

Spectacular Fall????? You think I mean leaves all a-blazing with color?????

Nope, though the colors are getting amazing here in Northern Ohio..but the spectacular fall, was a..head over heels-dust kicking up-J.T. cursing-and garmin watch nearly getting decapitated sprawl performed at North Chagrin Reservation.

Thursday am, I did 1 hour, 25 minutes at the park. I would like to say, this trip happened when I was tired..near the end of the run, but , alas, I cannot. The trip was in the first 50 seconds. Left foot hit a root. Right foot lurched forward, as I tried to maintain balance.. Right foot gained some balance but the left foot hit another root and then I was airborne. I saw this baby go down as in slo motion. I literally hit the ground on my left shoulder, "Sunnnuva-bi$#*" I yelled, but I rolled as if I was in some Chuck Norris flick and the bad guys were after me. Problem here is I was right on the edge of a ravine..and I came to a stop about 8 inches from the edge...
(NOT ACTUALLY J.T. BUT A CLEVER DUDE'S PHOTO ON FLICKR)
I was very lucky. However as I got up, dusted myself off I realized that Tim Harber, my running buddy, who is likely chillin this week after doing Punxsy 50k last week, would be jealous. He is always the man who takes a spill on group runs. I'm gaining on you Timmy!!!!

This week, I got 3 runs of longer than an hour. I also have a new short term goal to shoot for.

The Bad Ass 50 K is November 14th. Its a low-key 50k put on by Chef Bill Bailey. I am setting that as a goal . I know I can get my mileage up and be ready for that race. Anyone else thinking of doing it.?????

Life's a Blast.

9 comments:

Missy said...

We need some good photoshop guy to put your face in his place. Sounds like you're no worse for the wear.

untpawgal02 said...

I know how it is to fall during the first part of a run and have to get up and do the rest of it! Good job for gettin' the run done anyways :)

Shannon said...

"Bad Ass 50K" They named that after you, right?

Be thankful you didn't pull, strain, sprain, or brake something Mr. Bad Ass! ;)

Kevin said...

Ouch. Sounds like you were lucky it wasnt worse. Great job picking yourself back up and getting through the run.

Wes said...

doood, nobody goes off the ravine on foot anymore! That's why we ride!! :-)

Trishie said...

yikes! glad you are okay, mr. badass ;)

Donald said...

Wow. Glad you're OK. Watch out for those roots - and especially the ravines!

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I love the pic of u holding onto the rock...lol

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Rainmaker said...

I hope the t-shirts rock for the Bad Ass 50-K, cause that would be a great shirt.