And I totally wiped out.
What's really funny is that I fell at boot camp almost exactly a year ago. And that time, I twisted my ankle, got a huge scrape on my elbow, and even ended up scraping my face a bit, which really pissed me off since it was the day we were heading out to go to my 20th high school reunion. So I'd gone about 30 years without any scrapes on my face, and then for the first time I see a vast majority of people in 20 years, I have a scrape on my face.
In reality, that fall wasn't too bad. The twisted ankle really scared me, but it was fine within about a week, and the face scrape was barely visible, and the elbow eventually healed.
So when I compare today to last year, this fall was much better. First, I didn't twist anything! Second, I didn't hit my face.
Unfortunately, however, I scraped the $hit out of my Garmin, and scraped my Jawbone up a bit (and lost the cap, which is INSANELY irritating):
And I can't say that my body was unscathed. It's just scrapes, so it will heal much faster than a sprain, and despite the fall, I managed to get in part of the workout, and then I still managed to run home, have breakfast, and then run to work. Honestly though, I didn't really have many other options since my car had stayed at the office overnight! I guess I could have taken a cab or Uber or called a coworker for a ride to get to work, but running was really the easiest way to deal with it since I was carless. Though I didn't twist an ankle, I landed hard on my knee, so I got some major road rash:
And I hit the outside of my hand, including somehow scraping a little divit out of my pinky (the part covered in the bandaid already) (which still hurts like a mother, even now, more than 6 hours later!):
And I took a major dig on my shoulder:
(Yeah lots of freckles from way too much sun exposure.)
And as a bonus, since I had to run to work, my outfit was already at work, waiting for me in my garment bag. What would you guess would be the worst thing to have to wear with those injuries? If you guessed a skirt and a white shirt, you'd be right! Thus far, I haven't bled through the bandage on my shoulder, and at least the shirt's not sleeveless, but I still feel fairly ridiculous with a huge bandaid on my knee.
If only the garmin and jawbone would heal up at the same rate my scrapes do, a month from now, it would be like the tumble never happened.
Ugh, not the way to start a new year. At least instead of looking my age, I look more like an 8 year old now with all the scrapes.