I was reminded earlier this week that no matter how careful I think I’m being, accidents will happen. With 10″-12″ of snow on our roads since last Friday I was on the treadmill over the weekend. Then it looked like the roads were clear enough for running Monday and Tuesday but I was still extra careful and, in fact, cut one run short when I was losing footing on the turns. So I didn’t think I had anything to worry about when I was out shoveling the walk just to widen the path a little. Then as I was walking to put the shovel back in the garage my boot kicked an uneven brick in the walk and down I went, right on my kneecap. Man, that hurt! I have a nice blueish- green kneecap and pain when I bend it but it doesn’t appear to be more than a bruise. I’ve reduced my miles a little the last few days on the treadmill to hopefully help it heal a little quicker but it still hurts.
I know I’m lucky I only got a bruised kneecap and not a broken wrist or worse from the fall. I was concerned about running on the snow and ice but it was walking that got me.
Accidents can (and will) happen. Be ready.