Reflections of a Mom's Life

Thursday, March 19, 2009

last run didn't go as planned

so you all know that i'm getting ready for my big race on Sunday, right? today was my last run before the race. 3 miles. easy run. except for the fact that i did a face plant on the sidewalk. i seriously look like i've been beaten up!

i must have looked a sight as i came crashing down. my feet caught on the sidewalk, both knees hit the ground at the same time, then my hands, then my right shoulder, and then my face. i think i actually skid my face on the sidewalk because there isn't really a's just one enormous scrape.

my face has been pounding all day. all i can think about is the race. i'm so thankful nothing is broken or sprained. DO YOU KNOW HOW DEVASTATED I WOULD HAVE BEEN TO HAVE TRAINED SO LONG AND HARD AND BEEN OUT OF THE RACE!!!!

this was not what i pictured i would look like in my AFTER race photos that i so proudly wanted to display. don't worry, i'll still proudly display them. this is a big accomplishment for boo's and all. :)

my YMCA friends were SO great in coming to my aid. two kind men stopped their cars and helped me make it back to the YMCA. my neighbor Kristine followed me home in the car to make sure i was OK. my neighbor Todd had Jackson over for the afternoon so i could rest and ice my face. i've had numerous phone calls of loving support. a dinner with Heather and Kelly to take my mind of my boo boo's. AND...Anthony is on his way home to take care of me once again. i was so blessed by the love of so many today!

i pulled myself together. harrison was expecting me at snack with cupcakes in hand. it's his 7th birthday tomorrow and were leaving early for VA. we were taking them in a day early and i couldn't let my little man down. so, with aching face and scraped up knees i rushed as fast as i could to make it to his class in time...of all days for me to fall!!!

Katy and i were talking today about how rough this week has been for me. Anthony's been in Dallas all week and the week has been full of "unexpected surprises". it seems like when he's gone the whole world comes crashing down. i've had a lot on my mind and a lot to pray about but it's kept me focused on who sustains me. God has been faithful to me this week and i've been constantly reminded all week to come to Him with all my needs, fears, and worries. so, while i'm glad the week is coming to an end and i'm super-de-duper excited that my man will be home any minute...i'm thankful for being drawn to Him this week!!! though it's been tough i can look over my last few days and see the good in them.

i'll keep you posted on the race!

Sunday, 7 AM, say a little prayer for me if you think about it as i hit the road running... :)


Courtney said...

WHOA! my mouth just DROPPED when i saw your picture!!! yikes! i'm so sorry!!!! i'll be thinking about you!!! :-) you'll do GREAT!

Heather said...

I am SOOOO proud of you Beth! Can you believe you are about to run a half marathon and it hasn't even been a year since you started?? We're praying for you and can't wait to hear all about it. Love you!!

Jen said...

Well, I just talked to you soooo...I'll certainly be praying for your quick recovery, that your mind won't be on the discomfort, but on the goal you have before you. Sunday morning we'll be praying for You and cheering you on! Press on!

Stephens Family News said...

Hope it's feeling a bit better today...and hope it's feeling A LOT better by race day! So glad that the Lord provided people to help you when this happened!

Heather J said...

oh brother - battle wounds!! I'm so sorry about your trip, but am glad that you are OK besides a bloodied face - thank the Lord for friends who came to your assistance that day! so proud of you and can't wait to hear about the race!

Keizers Family said...

WOW!!! Sooooo glad you're okay! I'm sorry to hear about your fall! Glad your injuries weren't more serious. Take care of your boo boos and go run your heart out on Sunday! You'll be awesome!!! Good luck, can't wait to hear about your race and see pics. :o)

Anonymous said...

I'm cheering for you, Beth. It's not necessarily the best of circumstances to fall flat on your face, but I am so proud of you for "picking yourself up by your running shoes" and pressing on toward the mark! I am really looking forward to hearing about your run on Sunday!

- Heather Flatt :-)

Linda Williams said...

Oh Beth.....I am so sorry to see that you have been hurt. As I told you, on the picture that you sent to my cell phone, in the middle of my shopping trip, I could not make out who it was! Honest....I did not even know my own little daughter-in-love! It was the smile that was missing and it threw me for a loop! Yes, go ahead, and RUN! If it takes 3 hours to finish....finish. You have worked too hard to give up now.....BUT....if you could not run, still all is not lost! Just look at all the weight you have lost and the blood pressure that has gone down.....NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL SUCCESS!!!!

We love you,
Mimi and Papa

Andy and Jen said...

Oh Beth, you poor thing. I'm so sorry that happened. I just continue to be in awe of you and everything you have accomplished in your running. I'm so proud of you and will be thinking of you on Sunday. I hope to be sleeping at 7am, but as soon as I'm up, I'll say a prayer for you. :) Love ya!!

Natalie said...

Yikes Beth. I saw Katie yesterday and she said that you did AWESOME in your race. I am so glad especially since the last run did not go as planned. Hooray Beth. You are a superwoman!

Vonda said...

I just hate it that you fell, but so glad you completed your race. GO GIRL...I was thinking about you all Sunday morning! Now just heal up quick!

Adam and Nat said...

Yowch!! I can't wait to hear how the race went!!