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Falling on a trail (Read 151 times)


Carbs and Cabernet

    Fourteen years of running - my third fall on the trail. Not too bad, but I don't necessarily need to spend Labor Day Saturday at the emergency room...

    Just after going down though, before assessing which body parts needed medical attention, with blood gushing out of a big cut on my chin, bone exposed... - what did I do first? I stopped the Garmin...

    You either ran today or you didn't. (Nike)


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      Fourteen years of running - my third fall on the trail. Not too bad, but I don't necessarily need to spend Labor Day Saturday at the emergency room...

      Just after going down though, before assessing which body parts needed medical attention, with blood gushing out of a big cut on my chin, bone exposed... - what did I do first? I stopped the Garmin...

       

      Reflex.

       

      Hope you are OK.  Honestly on the two worst falls I ever took, my reaction was the same.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       

        Fourteen years of running - my third fall on the trail. Not too bad, but I don't necessarily need to spend Labor Day Saturday at the emergency room...

        Just after going down though, before assessing which body parts needed medical attention, with blood gushing out of a big cut on my chin, bone exposed... - what did I do first? I stopped the Garmin...

        Not a bad move. It makes the forensics easier. Smile


        Carbs and Cabernet

           

          Reflex.

           

          Hope you are OK.  Honestly on the two worst falls I ever took, my reaction was the same.

           

          Does it make us hard-core? A little bit at least?!

          You either ran today or you didn't. (Nike)


          Carbs and Cabernet

            Not a bad move. It makes the forensics easier. Smile

             

            Big grin

            You either ran today or you didn't. (Nike)

              I hope my wife never reads threads like this one.

               

              O broke a toe in the woods with a group. I stopped a few meters further, got my shoes and sock off and my toe was looking like a gore movie... I went on running with the guys for an hour including a short sprint at the end.

               

              And yes, first thing after stabilizing myself on the ground was stopping my FR60, LOL

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                Third fall in 14 years ??? !!!  You had it coming ! (j/k)

                 

                I fell a month or so ago and managed to mangle both index fingers pretty bad by wedging them between rocks and tree roots.  In retrospect, I think one was broken and hasn't healed properly.  My reaction at the time : "Awesome !  Nothing that will affect my running...."

                Stupid feet!

                Stupid elbow!

                  O broke a toe in the woods with a group. I stopped a few meters further, got my shoes and sock off and my toe was looking like a gore movie... I went on running with the guys for an hour including a short sprint at the end.

                   

                  And yes, first thing after stabilizing myself on the ground was stopping my FR60, LOL

                   

                  Going for the finishing sprint after an hour on a broken toe. Well that definitely sounds hardcore.

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                    I broke my pinky toe (the least important of toes, I admit) by walking into the door, while getting ready for a race.  I taped it up, ran, and managed to win my AG in the nighttime trail race.

                     

                    Of course, because it was dark, we weren't running as fast as we would in the daylight.

                     

                    Never gotten seriously hurt by falling during a trail run, but I do trip and fall often...

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                      GOOD JOB --- if you don't go down once or twice per year, you're just not running properly....i know I usually fall twice per year usually steeping up a curb and shuffling instead of stepping...

                       

                      Definitely stop the Garmin - dont want your time to get screwed up.......the body will heal  Smile

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                          I fell a month or so ago and managed to mangle both index fingers pretty bad ...  In retrospect, I think one was broken and hasn't healed properly.  My reaction at the time : "Awesome !  Nothing that will affect my running...."

                           

                          Exactly!  That's a runner's mindset.

                           

                          One of the reason that I sold my motorcycle was because drivers frequently pulled out in front of me and I figured if I wrecked, I probably wouldn't be able to run...

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                            Hmmm...I think when I FUBARd my left ankle 3+ years ago during a trail relay that I didn't stop my Garmin, but only because I wanted an accurate account of pace.  WR, were you mid-race or on a training run.  I definitely stop my Garmin when I stop during training workouts.

                             

                            So did you end up with stitches...and how many?  Yes, we need photos! Tongue

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                            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                            Carbs and Cabernet

                              Thanks for the support!

                               

                              I should have taken a "before" picture. Now it is just a bruised and swollen chin with 22 stitches. The visible bone would have been a tad more impressive, but then - after hearing from you - I'm not so sure... Broken toes, index fingers and pinkies did not even stop you...

                               

                              I'm a nobody! What was I thinking?! Better crawl back into my no-hard-core-zone cave.

                              You either ran today or you didn't. (Nike)


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                I'm a nobody! What was I thinking?! Better crawl back into my no-hard-core-zone cave.

                                 

                                Are you kidding?!  Running with exposed bone anywhere on the body and a wound requiring TWENTY TWO stitches (*shudder*) -- that's about as hardcore as it gets!  When I jacked my ankle there was no blood or bone showing. (just thinking about that makes me queasy, for realz!)

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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