Dave Ferris Posted November 5, 2018 Share Posted November 5, 2018 Aw man, falling sucks, big time. Sorry. That's odd you didn't hit a lip in the street or sidewalk, that you just went down. I've fallen so many times - mostly since I got to my late 50s. Both street and trail. It's not hard to do on the trail with the rocks and tree roots everywhere. The streets are more forgiving with regard to footing, but I've gone done there just as much as in the dirt, if not more. In fact just this past Oct 21 , Sunday at 5:45 AM in the dark, I was trying to squeeze in a 3 miler before the church gig and I hit just the tiniest lip in the aging cement street on my everyday run. Had a light with me but didn't matter. It was early, I was still not fully awake, was plodding and basically not picking up my feet. It happened within a second...boom. I did manage to roll so I didn't hit my left hip - where the fracture was- full on. Not much damage thankfully but it just pisses me off when it happens. Pretty much done with running in the dark, especially with my poor eyesight and the cataracts. I'm at five months back returning to running after being off for 10 months with the fractured pelvis bone. It's been slow going and a huge challenge to come back at 65. I did work up to and manage an 11.34 miler this past Sat. in 2:02:45 /10:49 pace with our gnarly hills around here. Last time I did that run was 2/12/17 in 1:58:04. So not all that far off, time wise. At 5 months everything is starting to come back just ever so slightly.....FINALLY !! Nice deep shade all through Descanso, which makes a huge difference. I felt good that I had some extra gas in the tank at the end and probably could have gone 13 without much stress , but I didn't want to push it. Plenty of time for that. Sorry to hear about it Joe. Maybe take some days off, regroup and just "get back on the bike again" as they say. Hopefully no lingering problems because of that. It's hard to take precautions on falling. Now that I'm older and don't pick up my feet as much, I try to run where the surface isn't too dicey ....but still, sh*t happens as they say. Just don't stop ! It's too hard to start up again. Quote https://soundcloud.com/dave-ferris 2005 NY Steinway D Yamaha AvantGrand N3X, P-515 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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