I was about 30 seconds into the run (no joke), when I saw a round thing on the sidewalk. I usually sidestep cracks or dead animals, rocks, etc. But for some reason, I thought this was rubber and I could step in it/near it. Bad idea. It was metal, and my foot got caught and I went tumbling. What makes it worse was that it was the intersection of 2 main roads in Belleville. Everyone going to work saw me, including the lawn maintenance guys working outside the city highway building for St. Clair County. I tumbled, skidded hard core and flipped over throwing my legs up in the air. There was no sense in being embarrassed...it freakin hurt. Next thing I know, an office lady came out and took me inside to clean up with bandages and neosporin. But sweat and bandaids don't really go together so I just tried to soak up as much blood as I could. So now I'm limping and have bloody knees, but hey, I'm out so what did I do? I ran 4 miles....bloody knees and all. I'm sure I got stares. And ya know how men get bloody nipples from running at times? Well, I thought maybe people would think that my version of that came on my knees.
So yesterday I couldn't walk down stairs very well or bend my knee but day 2 seems to be getting better. I can still do a full squat, which makes me think I don't have any serious knee damage. Just pus oozing and parts scabbing over. It's beautiful folks, let me tell you.
And yes, I worked out again today. Back to running tomorrow. I'm crazy and make boneheaded decisions sometimes, but hey, I'm a runner and not even the heat or a fall (aside from broken bones) will keep me away.
Day 2 pics......view at your own discretion