London Marathon 2015 - Done a Lucy!

Sunday 9th November 2014 - 0km

Firstly, let me explain the title of this post....

My friend Lucy (you know who you are, and I don't mean the dog Lucy - very confusing I know!!), is one of the most accident prone people I have ever met. If you have a bruise, she will almost definitely have one bigger. If you have twisted your ankle, Lucy will have broken hers. Her list of injuries and accidents is extensive. Hence the phrase "Done a Lucy!". Apparently she gets it from her mother ;-)

Today I have "Done a Lucy!".

I survived teaching a very wet outdoor fitness session this morning (very impressed with the commitment of my girls for turning up this morning. I also survived the very quick turnaround and incredibly wet drive to Shotley to play in a Remembrance Day Service with the Suffolk Concert Band.

I was planning on doing a 12km run in the afternoon. I wasn't particularly looking forward to it. I spent a good few minutes planning my route - otherwise known as procrastination, anything to put off going out the door. I finally managed to find the motivation to get off the sofa and upstairs to put my kit on. Once the kit was on I was fine and raring to go.

But then disaster struck!!

On my way down I managed to slip off the top stair and land flat on my back further down the stairs. Who knew running socks were so slippy?!! Let that be a warning to you! I put a brave face on it but the 10 minutes it took me, screaming in pain, to put my trainers on was probably a sign that I shouldn't be running. I went out and tried a few steps but it wasn't going to happen. Believe it or not, I was absolutely gutted that I couldn't run. I had used everything I had to get the motivation to go and all for nothing.

The DH's reaction...."you'd do anything to get out of a run!!". Thanks for the sympathy!

I can't stand, I can't sit, I can't bend, I can't cough, I have well and truly "Done a Lucy!". We'll see what tomorrow brings :-(