Clumsy Mendy

Grace's Birthday was awesome! Ringing in the 2009 was great as well. We went to a good friend's house and just hung out. Grace will always have a celebration on her Birthday. This scares David for when she is a teenager. Oh well!

New Year's Day, we spent the day at a friend's house to watch Clemson give away the game in the 3rd quarter (as almost always). There were 6 couples there and a lot of kids. Very relaxing. So relaxing, after we left and got home I headed out for a 4 mile run.

I run all the time on a specific road, and am used to it so much so that I know where the holes, the dips in the sidewalk, the large cracks and such. You know what I'm talking about... We live right off this road, and so I'm used to running on it at night (when I like to run), so I'm really careful. I did this Thurs night, and turned off the road onto a lighted road, and must have just zoned out. About 200 feet down the hill, my left foot went into a hole and I fell HARD and rolled. I moved off the road onto the curb, and sat for a minute to make sure my ankle wasn't twisted or whatnot. I had on tights and gloves and I knew my knees were bleeding because they were burning, and my right hand. When I realized my ankle was okay, and that I could walk - I got up and continued my run. I could have either run the 1.2 miles back home or just keep going. Either way, I had to keep running. I finished the 4 miles in not a good time at all. Ya'll, I'm so clumsy. Poor Grace - she's just like me. That evening, I just iced the knees. But, over the last few days they have been very sore. Yesterday, I could start to feel them getting better. So, tonight I'm heading out for a short run to see how it goes.

Friday we took the day off, got carpets cleaned, took another trip to the storage unit, got the house ready to either sell privately or put on the market. I am SO ready, and I bet you guys are too, so I'd shut it about this house crap I keep talking about. I can't help it as it is consuming us right now. I'm not stressed that much because we don't have a solid committment on the building of our new home yet. I'd realistically like to sell this one first, but we at least want it on the market.

Everyone in running/triathlon blog land is talking about race calendars and upcoming races. I don't have a calendar of events yet. David and I went online last week to sign up for the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon on Valentine's weekend and it's SOLD OUT. We were shocked. Bummed we waited too long to sign up. This would have been our 3rd year doing it. So, I still would like to do a Half in late Feb or early Mar in the South. Any suggestions?

Shortly after I saw that, I got an email from a friend (the one we've done MB with the last 2 years). She is planning an all girls getaway to Disney to do the Princess Half marathon in March. I'm considering it if David wouldn't mind me doing that. It's 75% full, so we have to decide soon.

I have a few other races I'm considering, but other than that - I think I'm going to have a light racing year. We'll see.

I'm going to get my 2009 goals together soon. I want to put some thought into them, and they don't just list running/tri goals either. We have a huge year planned for us!

Happy New Year everyone!

22 comments:

Marcy said...

I'm glad you're ok! I'm the same way. I get all zoned out or just start rockin out to my Britney Spears :P that I don't pay attention to what I'm running around hehe.

G-Man said...

Oh-my-God. The Disney Princess Half Marathon! I am so there. Ask David if he will join me. It will be a great excuse for us to pull out our crowns and gowns! Tell him to wear the blue one, NO - the pink one; Oh, just have him surprise me. This is the best day of my life!...;-)

David said...

Chris, OMG, I'm LOL! That's TF. Almost ROFL. Totally the blue, KWIM? TTYL!

Jess said...

Sorry to hear about the fall! I've fallen twice in the years I've been running. Once, I was close to home (which was good because I smacked my face and everything!), but once I was on a long run and was about 8 miles from home. I tried to run that one out but only went about a mile before calling Jerry to come and pick me up.

Lily on the Road said...

Glad you are okay!! A running pal did the same thing last year on one of our runs and broke her foot and ankle...scraped knees no matter how painful are better than a break!!

Look after yourself!

Karen said...

OUCH! Glad you are okay. Try this link for races... http://www.marathonguide.com/races/races.cfm

Wes said...

Hey clumsy :-) I'm glad the running is going well for you!! Pot holes not with standing!

Neese said...

ouch! on the fall! so sorry that happened, but glad your injuries weren't any worse! hope to see you both some in 2009! happy new year! :)

My Life & Running said...

Happy 2009 to you too Mendy! One of my resolutions was to get better at keeping up with my favorite blogs so here I am on yours! :)

And Oh.My.Goodness. I would love doing that Disney half! If you decide to do it... I might invite myself along...?? :) :) xo-T

Gotta Run said...

Mendy... a girls weekend away... GO FOR IT!!!! David can handle things. Grace will take good care of him while you are away.

Marathoner in Training said...

I am for the Disney Princess one, and if David and Chris show up, I want picutures. I wonder how many guy's will show up in drag for the race?

Kevin said...

Yeah, I am pretty clumsy too. Glad to hear you are ok

Shannon said...

You didn't roll the ankle, praise God! We need a picture of the knee. We still love you and your clumsiness....

streak said...

Glad to hear you are ok. I run with a flashlight and still have trouble seeing dips in pavement. Defintely need pics of David and Chris at Disney!

Tri-ing Fat Man said...

Ironman New Orleans 70.3 . . . hint hint.

J~Mom said...

Argh...sorry to hear you fell!!! Oohh I hope we can do a tri together this year!!!

Laura said...

I'm in Disney now for Marathon weekend and they're pushing the Princess Half REALLY hard... I'd guess a ton of spots will go this weekend. Just wanted to give you the heads up so you don't miss out!

teacherwoman said...

Sorry so late on posting a comment... it's been busy and I have only been able to comment on a few blogs here and there...

Happy belated birthday to Grace!

I see you aren't feeling up to par again... I hope you feel better soon!

Carolina John said...

Hey mendy - got your email today. Glad to see you guys got into mb! it's going to be a great race. i definitely want to meet up with you guys there or sooner.

and the spinners does have some slow groups. i want to go to the monthly meetings and get into some of the group rides consistently. especially a sunday afternoon group and one weekly evening group.

I think i did find a pool. if you google "team greenville swimming" the first link is www.tgswim.com. they have a masters thing with a slow group that gets morning or evening practice at the westside acquatic center. you join team greenville, not the pool. so it's like $100 for the year. i think that's what i'm going to do. i didn't find it until i called westside to find out why they are only open 2 hours a day, and that's what he told me. the rest of their time is only open to kids swimming lessons programs and team greenville. so get into tg and the spinners, i'll see you out there!

scarlet said...

I'm a little clumsy too. I can't help it. :(

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natalie said...

good to know that you're okay.. ~ oakley ~

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