Right after he came in - bloody, scraped up and already bruising...
The next day. I was jealous of his smokey eyeshadow!
Werk it, werk it...
Seriously, I'm glad he wasn't hurt worse. We discussed having him carry his phone, but he said with a fall like that, he'd probably just have broken it when he landed, so it wouldn't have been much help; besides that, eventually we would have gone out looking for him. No runner left behind and all that jazz.
As for my run, it went much better than the previous week's long run. I ran 5 miles with CC, Diane, and Cary. After just a few steps, Diane had to run back to her car to lock it, and we ran really slow so that she could catch up with us, which ended up being good - I never felt out of breath, and we did pick it up for the rest of the run, but that slow start was beneficial to me, big time. It was really cold when we started - I was wearing my winter gear, including a thin jacket, ear warmer, and gloves! On April 2nd - I just checked my Garmin stats and it was over 20 degrees warmer a month ago when I ran! Oh Texas weather...you make no sense.
After our run, we went to Blue Baker, where the bakers gave us both cookie dough and brownie edges:
Just so you know, unless there's a big group, we almost always end up taking most of these treats home - a couple of bites is about all anyone can handle after running and breakfast, delicious as they are.
One of the bakers said, when he saw Jeff's injuries, that we all need to learn how to "breakfall" which is something that you learn in martial arts. It sounds like a good idea but with my luck, I'd actually break something while learning to fall correctly...and Jeff felt the same way! Maybe if they can wrap us up head-to-toe in bubble wrap, and have thick mats to fall on, we might give it a try.
I ran yesterday morning with Cary, and managed to not get hit by a Suburban while we were in a crosswalk, crossing with the light (and with the pedestrian timer going), while lit up like a Christmas tree and wearing a blaze-orange running top. We've had close calls in this crosswalk before, and usually are watching for vehicles to NOT see us, but we missed this one until the driver swerved and hit the brakes just before turning left onto us. Scary and infuriating at the same time! A couple of hours later that morning I met Jenny for a walk, so I had over 5 miles on my legs, woohoo! Then I ran a couple of errands, and stopped at the grocery store. I'd only had two cups of coffee and a glass of Nuun between my run and walk, so I was pretty much starving, and it shows:
One roast beef sandwich with a side of pickles, and I was much better.
I'll be doing the Cap10K race in Austin on Sunday, which should be fun - even though there are some wicked hills, it's a huge event and a nice area to run, plus I'll be hanging with some of my fellow Renegades, which is always enjoyable.