I've never claimed to be the most coordinated girl on the block. Heck, I once got hurt playing miniature golf. (Granted I was goofing around, using the edges of the course as a balance beam, but still, it was a mini-golf injury).
Which is why I have kept mum on the topic of injuries as much as possible this summer. If anyone was going to get hurt training for her first triathlon, it would be me. I did have some knee issues back in June, but a tapered workout schedule plus some better flexibility exercises and I was quickly back in business.
Then came yesterday.
I was out for my easy 30 minute run and two blocks from home I stumbled over some tree branches in the sidewalk.
The fall came in super slow motion.
You've heard of someone falling gracefully?
Yeah, that totally was not me.
I skinned my right knee slightly but really did a number on my right forearm, skinning it enough to cause some blood pooling on my arm.
It didn't look too bad. Everything else felt good. So I finished my run.
The injury certainly won't keep me out of Sunday's Finger Lakes Triathlon, but I will have to come up with a better bandaging plan as my open water swim last night stung a bit -- even with my injury encased in my wetsuit.