Friday, November 12, 2010

Mel in Tights Tumbling, Plus DC Rainmaker Giveaway

I finally got to wear my brand new Moving Comfort running tights this morning, that I bought back in September.  It was a chilly 27 degrees; slightly cooler than my afternoon 45-50 degree runs have been.

I never considered myself a "morning person" but triathlon training has a way of slowly de-night-owling a person.  When the Masters Swimming Club only meets from 6:30am - 8:00am, you have a regular job, day light savings ends, and a life on Friday nights, mornings become your training friend.

My run this morning was progressing very nicely.  I was comfortable, in the zone, making good pace, when suddenly, about 2.15 miles into my run, my ankle decided to roll out from under me.  Luckily I have good instincts and immediately relieved all pressure from my ankle so as not to sprain it, but then I never think to NOT put my wrists down to break my fall.  So, for a tumble I went, landing on my wrists and getting my purty new tights all pine needley.  Boo!

I was a little frazzled and lost my running mojo at that point, then I thought to myself, "I bet pro triathletes do this occasionally.  It's probably not just an amateur thing."  Then I thought back to one of my Triathlon heros, Jayne Williams, and how she'd probably take this opportunity to be proud of herself for looking like a dork.  So, I got up, brushed the pine needles off and continued my run.  I ended up with my best outdoor aerobic time since I started training!  Wo0!

Before I go, I wanted to post about DC Rainmaker's Garmin Forerunner 210 Giveaway.  Mr. Maker has an excellent blog with probably the best product reviews out there that I've seen.  If you comment on his post above, blog about it, and tweet, you have several entries.

I wonder if DC Rainmaker ever occasionally takes a tumble.

I leave you with these words from David:
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.  The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.  The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.  Psalm 145:13-14


  1. I'm so proud of you, Mel!!! Triathlon training is no joke.

  2. Thanks, Chrissy, my dear. :) I'm following your blog! So, you need to start blogging more often. :D

  3. Aw sorry about your wrist!! Also, yay you're blogging! :) I'm so excited to run outdoors this weekend - I haven't in a long time. It's just too dark after work now to head to the park. I'd consider mornings but 101A is just terrible for running.