I have officially changed my thinking pattern from “accident prone” to “graceful and easy”. I’ve had enough falling for the week!
Today’s run began with a climb up the 15th avenue hill into the Presidio. It felt reasonably easy and I continued along on paths I’d never taken until I hit the Baker Beach hill. Then, for some inexplicable reason I decided to run up instead of down in the direction I meant to be heading. I’m not sure if I was trying to sabotage my run on purpose or what. Part way up I took a hard fall and scraped up one palm and two knees. The knees were bleeding quite a bit so I took another path off the cliff in the direction of ocean/foliage thinking I might be able to clean up. I found a work crew who offered me some water but at the time I hadn’t noticed that I’d torn up both knees, so I washed up one and headed on my way. Then I looked down and saw the other one was a mess too and my only option was to attempt to rinse it with sportsdrink. Luckily my sportsdrink today was stevia sweetened so I didn’t have a sticky mess running down my leg. I almost called it quits after that but, strangely, I was enjoying my run so I kept going.
Near Seacliff, I ran into a friend who was running with his dog, so I joined them through Land’s End. I pushed to keep up with their pace then bid them good bye and carefully ran down to the beach path. My mom called just then so I chatted with her as I ran into the fog on the beach. I’m getting pretty good at talking on the phone while I run! I was supposed to meet GC as she came out of work so we could run home together. I was a little behind schedule but she met me along the beach path and we dragged each other up the park home. It was such a treat having so many people to talk to on my run today!
The workout: 12ish miles
2 hrs, 1100 calories, ave HR 83%, body felt good the entire time, just tired by the end!
Wellness: we made a recovery juice today with apples, watermelon, ginger and parsley