This has been such a fun weekend. On Friday I attended my work holiday party and then headed to the BRA holiday party. I didn’t stay out too late as my 12 miler on Saturday marked the real start of my long runs.
I was tired during the run but managed to make all 12 without a hitch. Overall it was a good run and I rushed home to get changed and packed for my trip to Orlando.
My bestie in O-town was turning 30 and I had to be there for the celebration. This celebration included ice skating, cheese, a beer, a street festival, lots of laughs between three close friends and a rather embarrassing fall in the middle of the street.
Yep. I went ice skating and didn’t fall. I didn’t fall in the place where it is totally acceptable and even expected for you to fall. I was painfully slow and my ankles hurt from the skates rubbing them, but I did my best geriatric impression around the rink. I kept remarking how it was so stupid of me to be ice skating during marathon training. I mean, I am like a giraffe on ice skates. Tall and lean, yes. Graceful? Not so much. After we finished skating we headed to a little Irish pub, had one beer and then went to the outside street festival. (One. Beer. Keep that in mind.)
As we walked around the street festival there were lots of vendors out and we stopped and chatted with them. We mostly window shopped and caught up on each other’s lives. At one point during our stroll my left foot struck the area around a tree that was supposed to have mulch in it but it didn’t leaving a slight delcine/hole. And you know I was wearing heels. And then gravity followed.
Down went B.o.B.
I felt myself falling but it was so quick I couldn’t stop it. My left ankle rolled and I went down hard on my right knee. My two besties immediately helped and asked how I was. Well, my ankle seemed ok and my knee was smarting, but my ego was bruised all to hell. I will say, I popped up faster than JLo on an awards show.
Once I did a physical check and told my friends I was ok, they proceeded to point and laugh. Quite honestly, that made me feel a lot better. I am sure the entire population of College Park enjoyed the free show. (I’ll be here all weekend folks! Try the veal.)
The rest of the evening was great and we finished it up with a chocolate mousse. Yum! This morning my ankle is a little sore but not cause for major alarm and my knee has a nice bruise on it. Ah, it’s taking me back to when I was ten and fell in front of my house. I am not clumsy and not a “faller” but when I do, I like to go big. (Remember the bicycle incident?)
I really wanted to try Bikram yoga while I was here with my girls, so JCru and I headed to a class this morning. I have a whole post on that coming. Stay tuned.
Hope you all had great weekends and watch out for those tree planters!
Sounds like you had a great time. One? that's it? I actually stopped drinking beer about a year ago not for just health but other reasons too. Unless you go to a bar here in PA, you have to buy a whole freakn case. And…….I don't like to buy them out and I rarely buy a whole case. I wouldn't mind having one right about now though. I can blame it on you for writing about it. lol. JK. Seriously glad you had fun and that your knee is ok from the fall. have a good one.
Morgan and Morgan. For the weak and clumsy. Glad you are without injury.
Glad the ankle and knee aren't too bad. The bruise makes you look tough, I'm sure!
I just laughed my butt off at you and this post. I may have pointed at the computer screen, may.
I've never tried ice skating (aren't you in FLORIDA?) but it sounds down right freakin' scary. I cling to the wall during rollerskating, hey, let's add sharp blades to the bottom of my feet!
Step 1: make sure your friend doesn't require serious medical attention
Step 2: proceed to laugh your ass off!!!
Glad to hear you didn't seriously impair yourself.
can't wait to go to Orlando next month!! Glad you didn't yourself, but figures (and thankfully) it didn't while skating! LOL
Ooh. Hope you didn't get any delayed bruises. Glad you were able to laugh about it!
Can't wait to read your yoga post. I've been thinking about taking a Birkram class too!
Oh man 🙁 I'm famous for falling and that's embarrassing enough; I can imagine that for an inexperienced "faller" that was rough!! I hope you continue to feel okay!!
Owie! Sucks about the fall, but it sounds like you have a great weekend!
sounds like a good weekend! i LOVE LOVE LOVE bikrim, i'm interested to read what you thought about it! i'm just catching up on all blogs, so also… hi 🙂
Well, at least you didn't fall in front of a spin class you happen to be teaching. That happened to me last Thursday. Super embarassing!!!!
I'm like a giraffe too apparently!! I feel your pain!
At least you got your 12 miler in before the fall. Take it easy! Sounds like something I would do!
Hey, atleast you didn't hurt anything important and are still able to run, right? 🙂
Aw crap… falling sucks. Glad to hear you were okay and sounds like a really fun weekend!
I fall all the time – it's a running joke amongst my friends and family. The sad thing is that I have scars to prove it!
Glad your okay and got the 12 miler out of the way! CANNOT wait to hear how the yoga went – been dying to try that one out!
Yikes, glad you're okay! can't wait to hear about yoga.
very glad you are alright, I do that all the time and I'm not even wearing heel…well not that I would openly admit to.
My graceful little butterfly! LOL! I wish I could've been there for that! LMAO!!!
Thanks for the fun visual. Glad you are OK!