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Discussion: fall

in: maprunner; maprunner > 2016-11-05

Nov 7, 2016 2:24 AM # 
Sandy:
Hope you're not feeling too bad today! I always find a few new spots that are sore the next morning whenever I take a bad fall.
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Nov 7, 2016 2:39 PM # 
maprunner:
Thanks, I was feeling OK yesterday. A bit more stiff this morning, but still tolerable. I think I was just so surprised to have a bad fall, it's been more than 5 years since my last one. I didn't remember how it felt and how I would react.
Nov 7, 2016 5:07 PM # 
possum:
So good to hear that it wasn't something that would impact you for a time.
Nov 8, 2016 2:08 AM # 
ebuckley:
Wow, five years between bad falls. I have no idea what that's like ;) Hope you feel better soon.
Nov 8, 2016 7:42 PM # 
Iamstillhungry:
I know barbed wire serves an important use but when that use is done I wish it were removed. I hate barbed wire fences.
Nov 8, 2016 7:46 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Ugh barbed wire. Glad you're relatively ok!

My worst fall was captured on my chest-mounted GoPro, but it doesn't show much. Just run run run run ground (roll over) and then sky and groaning for a while, haha.
Nov 8, 2016 9:42 PM # 
maprunner:
My big fall 5 (or more ?) years ago was at the US Champs at Moreau. I was running full speed down a hill and suddenly I was air borne. Funny thing is that my first thought was "Whee, I'm flying!"
Nov 8, 2016 11:12 PM # 
JanetT:
Glad you're feeling better today. Knee injuries have a way of haunting you.

Moreau (first time around) was in 2010, so 6 years ago, not that it makes the memory less painful. :-)
Nov 9, 2016 3:06 AM # 
Swampfox:
Hope you're feeling better, Mary! The last time I hit barbed wire and fell was also in Kansas--there was a little loop sticking out of some rocks in an intermittent stream area, right after a control at the Possum Trot at Shawnee Mission some years back. Even if you had been looking for it, it would have been easy to miss. And I was reading my map, sooooo.... My foot hit it perfectly for it to take me down hard onto the ground with a pronounced "ooof". I felt very lucky at the time to not have anything more than a few scuffs.

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