I took a big digger today running at Eisenhower Park. I was running at a good clip when my foot caught a rock and I dove toward the ground. I felt like I slid a good 12 inches before I stopped — leaving most of the skin of my right knee behind. I wasn’t hurt — just really bloody. Well, at first there wasn’t any blood, but as soon as I started moving around it was like a waterfall of blood down my leg. Blood spattered my other leg. My shoe is bloody. Thankfully I didn’t see many people on my way back to the car. I ran directly to a water spigot, took off my shoe and washed and then headed to the first aid kit in the car. I didn’t end up dressing it though because I still had to run a while and it seemed like it had finished bleeding. It just looked like hamburger meat. A woman I saw as I headed out again told me I made her feel better about falling herself. I really don’t fall that much — unless the ground is flat and paved. I fell in the parking lot of Asa’s school last week. For no good reason. I thought about posting a bloody knee picture, but I don’t know how squeamish you are dear readers. 😉
OK, time to apply some soap and then head out on the town with my parents.
Knee Update: It looks like I’ve got a tangerine stuffed under the skin of my knee now. Still no pain. Really, the best possible situation. Looks bad, so lots of sympathy, but no discomfort — so I can really enjoy the sympathy.
Foot update: Feeling really good.
Gray hair update: Taking over left side of head.