That title isn't some woe is me, emo love struck reference. I'm currently typing with a wounded paw, elbow, hip, and knee. Owie.
I never claimed to be graceful. I'm quite clumsy, to be honest. But this is something I know about myself, therefore I usually go out of my way to make sure I don't accidentally cause myself bodily harm. Take running at night, for instance. I stay away from the bike trails at night, because, hello, nowhere in my training plan does it call for a tempo run interrupted by a raping and dumping of my body in the middle of the Big Sioux River. And if it does.... I'm firing whoever creates my training programs! (Jokes, because I create my own, hey-o).
I have a few various mileage loops in a very safe neighborhood of town. The only drawback is it is a fairly new part of town, and there are very few streetlights. I've combatted this issue by running in the road. Not only is this area of town safe, but there are very few cars. And when there are vehicles, they're usually driving down the middle of the road because there aren't any others. They're usually really good about moving way over to give me space. Like I'm going to dart out at their vehicles while they're passing me or something.
But tumbles like that always scare the crap out of me. Good reminder that I need to wear my Road ID all the time (I'm religious about it when I'm cycling, but running...not so much). Or else need to resort to wearing my bike helmet for protection. ;)
At least I got a good run out of it.... 8 miles; 2 mile warm up, 3 miles tempo 8:11, 7:58, 7:57, .5 mile recovery, 4x800 (200 jog recovery) 7:36, 7:45 paces, and a cool down as it started to rain.