You know how some people can't 'walk and chew gum' at the same time? Well apparently I have trouble with the simple act of walking. Who knows what would have happened if I had complicated matters by trying to chew gum too...
I woke up early Wednesday morning to give time to do a repeat of the hill gallowog from Sunday before work. I was out door at 6:00 with Bandit in tow. We had just completed a run segment and were slowing down to a walk.
When out of nowhere, I was attacked by a speed bump! Okay, maybe "attacked by" isn't the right phrasing. Perhaps "surprised by" is more accurate.
Next thing I knew, I was going down...and man oh man, that asphalt was unkind upon impact...
So, I picked myself up, dripped blood back to home, and proceeded to clean up my newly acquired road rash.
The worst of it is on my left elbow, where is where I took the bulk of the impact. I have a very impressive 2 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch gash/wound. It's rather disgusting looking and still painful. I'm expecting a scar to match the one I have on my right knee from a swing set related injury as a kid.
I'm taking a few extra days off so this can get a good start on the healing process.
On the bright side, this new elbow injury has distracted me completely from the problems I've been having with my left knee!
Be safe out there. There may be a speed bump hiding in wait to attack YOU!