June 30, 2021
7.12 Miles in 1:14:55
I have been doing so well at NOT falling down while running. I think I had made it since before the pandemic began without taking a spill. That all ended on the last lap of this run. I had already hit seven miles, and was just going to finish up and head home when I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk just in front of the Hollywood Theater at Southglenn and fell with a thud. I didn't scrape much skin, but this was still one of the more painful falls I've ever had because my left shoulder that I've been working through a situation called "frozen shoulder" exploded in pain when I hit the ground and a rib on my right side took a pounding from which I'm still hurting from nearly a week later as I write this.
In fact, this was going to be a celebration of making my 23rd straight 100 mile month, but it has turned into an injury that puts that streak in jeopardy for a 24th month. We'll see if I can pull myself together in July. But it's the 6th and I've only run five miles thus far. Hopefully I can finish strong and get myself to the two year mark! We'll see!