"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg



Weekly Running Log

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Case Solved!

I've been getting outside to walk 2 miles every 2-3 days in the last week.  I know that doesn't seem like much when you're a runner and enjoy long runs.  But it is good for me now.  I've done this three times.  The drawback is that that afternoon and the next day or two my shoulder is really sore.  I have NO idea why!  So when I walk, I take it easy and go slowly...thinking I will "work through" this period safely.  I've also started doing my squats again.  I'm staying at 75-80 a day for now but will increase another 10 squats soon.  I was up to 200 when I fell.  But I'm in no hurry to increase. 

Now, for explanation of my title.  Today Kent and I walked at the Sportsplex for the first time since my accident.  I really wanted to examine the place I fell and rearranged my left shoulder.  I just could not believe that I had "tripped" for the third time!  No one except me really knew where the accident actually happened.  But when I saw the ground, I knew it.  It was like a nightmare experienced all over again.  Fear ran down the back of my neck and wanted to get out of the area soon and avoid any further "incidents". 

Frank and I were running on concrete through the soccer fields that day.  We were slowing down as we were at the turnaround at the end of the fields.  It forms a circle and as I began to enter the circle, I fell.  Looking closely at that place today, I noticed that every 3-4 concrete sections were filled with a rubber substance.  Guess it was for swelling and shrinking due to weather...I don't know.  The place I fell had rubber in the crack and there was a piece of it missing along with the fact that it had "overflowed" and was raised in that section.  The missing piece belonged to ME!!  Ahhh-ha!!!  That's it!  As my foot went across the crack, the rubber from my shoe grazed across the rubber in the crack making it "grab" my shoe and down I went.  I can't believe I could put this together so easy.

Immediately, I felt such a sense of relief knowing that I had NOT tripped as originally thought.  As much as my body was aching to run again, I was filled with anxiety of not wanting to for fear of tripping and falling again.  Now, I am released from that fear knowing that this could have happened to anyone at any time.  Maybe I am not a clutz as I was beginning to see myself with a "past" of running and no future fun in it.

I am excited now to heal and get moving again.  Of course, with caution.  And, have decided not to run in that area again because I don't think anyone can avoid stepping on the cracks every time and I certainly don't want a repeat of my situation.  Pavement will be my surface of choice for a while...and maybe even for good...with the exception of bridges, which I LOVE to run.  The concrete on those have wide enough cracks and there are no "fill-ins" on them. 

As I am write this, I am really sore again.  It happens every time after my walks.  Rest and recuperation is the plan for the rest of the day.  I will continue to find some kind of exercise I can do avoiding my upper body.  I will heal the best I can and do what I can.  That's all that is expected from anyone at any time.  I am looking forward to being on the road again...whenever that will be...and am excited that I will be able to

Run 4 It [as soon as possible, of course]

3 comments:

ScrappyKsue said...

I am so relieved that you solved the case. Now get to craftin!!

Rod Simmons said...

You hang in there buddy! :-)

Robbie said...

Thanks Rod!

2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half



2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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