Monday, August 23, 2010

Half Marathon Training Wk11

Oops...This is a day late. Oh well.
Warning! Treadmills are Dangerous!  
Only if you are as uncoordinated as I am.
There was a definite hampering of my training this past week.The cause is the large bruises and road rash on my right side. Please feel free to laugh, pee your pants, whatever, at the following story. Well, it's not road rash so much as treadmill rash. I can't really put my finger on how but I off (on to) my treadmill. I think what happened was, while running hill repeats early Tuesday morning, I put my foot down on the edge off the belt. And all of a sudden my feet came out from under me and I hit the wall behind the mill. The noise was loud enough to wake the Big Man sleeping upstairs. For few seconds, I couldn't move. So I just lay there stunned sanding off my leg skin with the belt, taking inventory of all my pieces parts. Over all, no serious injury. Just a wrenched left shoulder and missing right leg skin. No idea how wrenched my left arm but landed on my right side.

The funniest part of this story is that this is the second time I've fallen of a mill. But this time, luckily, I wasn't in a gym with 5 other people to see me do it. Ay! I'm sooo clutsy!

This weeks half-marathon training plan:
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
08/22 08/2308/2408/2508/2608/2708/28
Spin bike
30min run

Spin Bike

5mi runrest

But I did manage to run a not-so-stellar 8.5mi with Chrisy last Friday. So I'm good on long runs for a this week. I am hoping to tag along for an 11miler with some friends on Sunday. Apparently, I'm not following a set schedule anymore. I'm just running long runs willy-nilly.

Has anyone else had an unfortunate incident with a treadmill? Or is it only me who is uncoordinated enough to fall of a treadmill. Twice.


Emz said...

Okay that totally sucks [mill injury] so sorry. :(

Tricia said...


Shelley said...

Oh girl that sucks! I've never fallen off a treadmill but I've seen people do it...scary!

Christina said...

Ouch! That looks painful. I am clumsy too. So far, I haven't had a treadmill accident and I am crossing my fingers for it to stay that way.

Lori said...

Owwww!!! That makes me not want to get on the mill tomorrow....

Teamarcia said...

Ouchie that had to hurt!

Jill said...

OMG, I am so sorry!! Soak in some Epsom Salts, that really helps the bruises feel better!

Claudia said...

OMG!! So Sorry!
that's my worst nightmare, falling of the treadmill.
I'm so clumsy! But so far (fingers crossed) me and treadmill are getting along great. I do have to watch out for stairs, they tend not to like me.

Hope you feel better soon