Well, I haven't fallen for about a year on a trail run. All I can say is, "it was about time, and maybe long overdue."
This morning, while showing two newbies how to run on trails without falling on their asses...I fell. I fell real goooood, too.
I was on the "Eddy Trail" at Kill Creek Park, in the section with the most sharp rocks frigging possible...I looked down from the cliff to see a large owl in a tree..."ooh, how cool"...CRASH! My foot wedged under a rock, and I hit the rocks like a sack of sh!t.
No real harm done: I had a bleeding gouge out of my right palm, and a huge knot on my left elbow and left wrist. I continued the run and used it as an example as to why not to get flippant and take your eyes off of the trail without stopping, first. I'm still okay to do my long run on Sunday.
On another note - My son just loaded MS Vista on his laptop. He spent all of Friday trying to get it to work right, and to use I-Tunes. He's not real happy with it. He put it quite succinctly, I think, when he stated: "I get the feeling that I just loaded the largest virus known to man onto my poor, unsuspecting computer."
Peas out, homelies,
6 months ago