Not So Wordles Wednesday (The Owie Edition)

My Recent Running Injuries

I was getting my staycation off to a great start. I slept until almost 6, took my dog out for a walk, and then headed out for a hilly run. I was enjoying the lovely weather (60s!), keeping an easy but steady pace, and noticing how I was not noticing my ITB.

Shortly after I hit mile 4, I rounded a corner, took a swig from my water bottle to prepare for the next hill, and was taken out by an oddly placed speed bump.


I landed on my back and watched as my water bottle rolled into the gutter, never to be seen again. I was right in front of a bus stop, and the woman waiting there made sure I was OK, and gave me a towellette from her purse. I remembered to pause my Garmin, wiped off the blood that was dripping down my arm, made sure I didn’t have any other injuries, and decided to run the rest of the way home–about 2 miles.


A bit of blood on my Garmin–it rinsed off!

Hmm. I think there’s some of my elbow back on that speed bump.

My last mile must have been fueled by adrenaline, because it was much faster than the others even though it included three big hills. For the whole route, my average pace was exactly a 10 minute mile.


My elbow still aches, but I am still really happy that I was able to conquer those hills without a peep from my ITB! I know my elbow will heal over time, but I’ve wondered if my ITB would ever get better.

Have you had a road rash running injury?

How long did it take to heal?

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16 Responses to Not So Wordles Wednesday (The Owie Edition)

  1. MizFit says:

    MAN I was a little shocked when I saw the pic on FB.
    Ive never had that 🙂

  2. Ohhh!!! Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch! That looks rough! Love your positive attitude and finding the humor in it though. I remember laughing when I wiped out completely during my first long run back from my injury during marathon training. The irony we runners face. 😉

  3. OUCH! I've gone down on my hands before but never this bad. Gotta love when the adrenaline kicks in!

  4. Robin says:

    I fall all the time when I run, including both races that I qualified for Boston at and the Boston Marathon itself. The adrenaline of falling definitely helps cover the pain because I never looked at my injuries until I stopped running as I didn't want to scare myself. But wow, you hit it hard. Take care!

  5. runningwithsass says:

    oh no! that looks painful! Kudos to you for doing so awesome though!

  6. steena says:

    a bloody warning would have been nice… i looked at this 20 minutes before my lunch hour.


  7. misszippy1 says:

    Youch! But I can totally relate–I'd take that elbow over ITB issues any day! Way to tough it out.

  8. Yum Yucky says:

    ouch! It seems you've just inaugurated yourself as the official spokesperson for road rashing. Eeek!

  9. Carrie says:

    That's more than road rash – that's gnarly. Glad you stopped your Garmin 😉 Priorities my friend.

    Hope you're feeling better already.

  10. Sarah says:

    That looks horribly painful! Hope you're healing up!


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