First, a little background. I walk my dog, Bella, every morning, early. She is not a friendly dog so I try to get going just as the light is peaking on the horizon. We usually walk 2-3 miles, depending on what is going on during the week that needs to be taken care of.
Last weekend, Sunday to be exact, We were working on a 4 mile walk. I was pumped about being able to do that especially since I am not an athletic person nor am I a spring chicken.
Right at the 3 mile mark, Bella and I ran into a neighbor who also walks for her health. We stopped and chatted for a bit. (Bella likes her)
Anyway when we parted ways, I continued on down the road and then progressed to the sidewalk to get out of the way of traffic. I had not gone very far when it happened. As I said I was pumped about reaching 4 miles. So I was checking my phone to see how far I had gone (got an app for that) when I tripped on some uneven pavement. Both hands were full. One held my phone and the other held the leash and doggy treats.
I could not react fast enough to catch myself and did a full face plant on the concrete. I kissed the sidewalk rather aggressively. Bella looked at me like I had lost my mind. She could not understand why I was face down on the walkway.
I got up as quickly as these old bones would allow and gingerly tested my ability to move. I was still about a mile from my house. My mouth was hurting, my knees were hurting, my arms and back were hurting.
I could have chickened out and called my hubby to come get me. But I knew if I did not move I would be in more pain later than I was right then. So I finished the walk.
Of course I set the phone camera on “selfie” mode so I could see how much I was bleeding and how badly my face was injured. There wasn’t as much blood as I thought there would be probably due to the instant swelling of the lip. My teeth did make a nice little gash on the inside of my mouth, though. So I held a Kleenex to my face and continued on.
Once I got home, I started drinking ice water and applying ice to my face. I should have just dumped ice in the bath tub and soaked for a few hours, LOL!
I’m still sore 4 days later, but it is getting better. I’m still walking each morning, just not as fast or a far…just yet. But I’ll get back up there soon.
No, not going to show a pic of my bloody face. You really don’t want to see that. Have a great day.