Road Rash (noun) : Scrapes, gashes, cuts, and any other similar injuries caused by accidental contact with the road.
Today I went on a short, easy run with my parents. I was only running 3 miles. I felt great! I probably could have done close to 9 minute miles but I kept it around 10 since it is supposed to be a recovery week. Now to the title of my post, Road Rash. I was almost finished with my run, I mean I only had 0.05 miles left to run when it happened......I tripped and fell! Now this isn't really anything new to me because I have definitely fallen while running before and I have the scars to prove it. And this time it actually wasn't that bad of a fall. I didn't hit any bones, didn't pull anything, and didn't even bleed that much. It was just a small scrape on my arm.
The funny thing about it was that I tripped over a speed bump. A SPEED BUMP! I know those things are there to slow you down but damn, I wasn't going that fast, LOL. My husband didn't even believe me when I told him how I fell. Oh well, I guess that's what I get for trying to run, talk AND look at my watch all at the same time! I'm just glad that only my pride was hurt.