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 cut...it'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 me...boo 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... :)