Tripped on a Trail!

Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by halfhazzard, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. halfhazzard Barefooters
    1. Georgia

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    Doing a run around a park. Dirt bike path. Didn't pick up my foot high enough as the outside toe caught root and I stumbled and fell! I kept running for another 3 minutes (that's how much I had left) and it's a little sore now. I think it'll be fine.

    Pick up your feet!
  2. dharmadan Barefooters
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    2. Taiwan

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    To your health!

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  3. peter.robinson Barefooters
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    Ouch! Hopefully the toe and your pride both heal quickly
  4. halfhazzard Barefooters
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    I fall gracefully. :)
  5. Bill B Barefooters

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    Did exactly the same thing last fall except I took a header that would have netted a 10 from a Russian judge! As I lay there, I swear my dog was laughing!

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  6. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    That's why "hazzard" is in your name. ;)

    When I trip and fall down on the trail, I pose as a hurdle for nearby runners! Last time, I convinced three people to jump over me!

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  7. JosephTree Barefooters
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    Everybody does it once in a while.

    It's not the tripping that hurts so much as it is the hard landing.

    Carry on and keep lifting those toes!

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  8. Bill B Barefooters

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    I'll take tripping any day over slipping on icy, uneven ruts!

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  9. jldeleon Chapter Presidents
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    I dunno about that, I sprained two different toes on two different occasions, and I am almost positive that one was on the way down TO the ground. What I'm really afraid of is falling onto a root or a rock with my hip! Or tailbone! THAT is EXACTLY why I will not do morning races in the winter. The last winter race I did, I slipped and fell right on my butt - and was just lucky that I did not smash my tailbone. My husband, slipped on an icy bridge and hit his chin...ugh. NEVER again!

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  10. JosephTree Barefooters
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    OK, Jen, I bow to the force of your experience in these matters.

    I still recommend that we all keep lifting our toes.

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