Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:05
Shades - sorry to hear about your mum. Hope her op went ok and she makes a speedy recovery.
Potteries didn't have plates - just a mass produced coaster with logos of sponsors .
KK - well done on all those races. Your recovery must be very good
Mr B - congrats on your pb in your 10 miler - that's a massive chunk of time off
I've been rather tired this week (even with going to bed early and extra naps during the day ) so running has been minimal. Decided that yesterday was to be start of getting back into things so ran to Ware to see our local club's events (10 miles and 10k). Very well organised and with a couple of hundred runners of all abilities from fast club whippets to just out of beginners in both races. Just in time to see the winner of the 10miles come storming in, also saw at least 3 ladies who had fallen over and had blood dripping from elbows and knees. Hung around for about hour and a half, then after a cup of tea and some fruit cake ran back along the towpath.
I was taking it really slowly and steadily when suddenly I went sprawling along the gravelly, stony and VERY dusty path. Nothing to trip me up so I guess I just dragged my feet a bit too much. Luckily a couple of cyclists (one male, one female) stopped and helped me up and onto a handy bench. They offered plasters and water and stayed until I could walk again, checking that I had a phone and more water before they left. I have the usual skinned knees, elbow and knuckles but I fell quite heavily onto my chest with my arms below me. My ribs are bruised, my top half is very stiff and my shoulder aches a bit too. I feel a bit like an old expression my granny used to use - I've had the stuffing knocked out of me . I'm debating whether to run today or not (probably not as I've still got to walk the dog).