Short stories from long runs

This blog about my run and training

Good morning! Did you have a nice weekend?

This is how I spent mine:

Yes, that’s a hospital. 

I wish I was kidding.

Don’t worry — I’m FINE — but, Saturday afternoon, after putting Henry down for nap, I fell down a flight of stairs. Luckily, I didn’t lose consciousness, but unfortunately, my head bounced and each and every step on the way down and my ribs took a beating from top to bottom. I ended up with a concussion, a likely hairline fracture in my ribs, and a full-body bruise. With two or three feet of snow headed our way in the next day or two, I’m counting my blessings for the excuse to stay home and snuggle. Gently.

As you can imagine, I’m feeling fantastic. Actually, I feel better than expected, despite not being able to take anything stronger than a Tylenol, but the doctor made it abundantly clear that I cannot exercise for at least two weeks. The entire ordeal and that’s what brought me to tears.

So, since I won’t have any workouts to share, we’ll be featuring some recipes, how to dress for winter running, fueling advice, and book reviews here in this happy place.

Meanwhile, I hope you stayed upright for both household chores and long runs this weekend.

Tell me something GOOD on this Monday morning.