Tundra Trails – 1:42:53December 18th, 2005
Six of us braved the frigid trails around Thetis this morning, it was a cold one!! Lots of ice on the ground made for some crunchy trails, a very neat sound! We took a different route today, taking a left by the power line fence and going up Stewart Mountain instead of hanging a right, jumping the fence and running towards Munn Road. We followed the same course as the race last weekend, the flour arrows were still visible.
Now… There is a fairly big bog/pond to cross at one point and I was gung-ho to run through it. When we got to it, it was iced over but not thinking (this is a key phrase) that it could be too thick I ran right at it and jumped on the ice with both feet. The ice did not give, but my feet surely did slipping right out from underneath me and sending me ass over tea kettle to land squarely on my back at which point the ice decided to crack! Needless to say after I pulled my totally embarrassed, wet, cold, sore butt out of the icy bog - we used the bypass trail and went on our merry way. Thankfully there was little or no teasing from the gang, I think they could all sense the chill coming off me. I blazed home after the run and hopped in the shower to warm up and discovered a couple of scrapes from the fall, they woke me right up.
Here are a few pictures, the first couple are of my left arm, a nice little scrape and the beginnings of some bruising:
I didn’t think that everyone wanted to see my butt so the next couple are pop-ups, they are as “PG” as I could make them, look at your own risk
Spent the afternoon at the laundry mat again, thought about getting some Christmas shopping done as well but just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Grabbed a movie for tonight and was planning on just lounging at home but got an offer for dinner and could not pass that up so went and joined Shaun and Dini for the evening. Had a wonderful meal and we watched the movie at their place.
Will have to wait and see what I feel like in the morning after today’s fall but I am hoping to get out tomorrow night while T is at the Youth Centre.