At 6kms today I triped on some rocks & fell...again & hard! I can stand the sight of blood, except when it's my own so I sat dazed for about 5 minutes in the middle of Diamond Fields Road wondering how on earth to stop my knee bleeding & if I could get myself up & going again. I tied a few tissues to my knee with a piece of long strong grass & managed to haul myself up off the ground, cursing in the vilest possible way!
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Not just my knee, but also grazed the palm of my right hand and, to make a good job of it, the right side of my face as well!
Program : Medium/Long Run 12 - 14km. If feeling good, a negative split.
7km out in 58:25
AHR = 62%; MHR = 78%.
7km back in 55:27.
AHR = 72%; MHR = 82%.
Distance for today = 14km... & Yes! A negative split of 2:58.
Almost finished when I was spotted by the owner of a property on Diamond Fields Road.... difficult to miss the bloodied knee & grazed face! Unknown to me, they've been leaving what they call "Norma's Mug" & drink at their front gates, but I hadn't seen them there. Now, they're leaving bandages, antiseptic solution etc in one of their stables, also 'my mug' & drinks in the stable fridge which usually only has carrots in it for the horses! Goodness me! There are some kind-hearted people in this part of the world!
A slow run when I thought all was going well : 'The mountain brought forth a mouse'!
Ewen has asked me to check if the label isn't : "Norma's a mug"!!