Monday, October 18, 2010

It was on this day...

Attempting this spin...

With this super grip-taped skate...

That I took my first serious digger wakeskating. I hit my calf on the skate on my way down and got a gnarly bunch of bruises and some [so not] totally serious cuts from the grip tape.

It hurt. Well, it stung. I felt so bad ass though. And I felt like I belonged, like I had taken my initiation or hazing or something and was now a serious wakeskater. [Note: I am so not serious]

This past Saturday after my run I had a wicked blister. Why? Because I didn't wear the right socks. Blah blah, damn laundry every day! It was my fault. But it was a nice, juicy blister on my big toe.

Anyway, the point is, I felt like a real runner. My first double digit run, my first blister. I know, it's lame. But sometimes getting injuries that aren't super serious make you feel like part of the crowd.

Lord, allow me to clarify. I am not asking for any injuries and I hope you don't think I'm making light of them. I pray that I continue to train smart and do not acquire any serious injuries. Thank you, Amen.


  1. Haha! tempting fate... It's ok, you are a runner, you don't need the gacky parts to prove it...

  2. haha... i know what you mean!! I got my first black toenails and I feel "real" now! ;)

  3. Awesome!

    My nine year old daughter wiped out on her skateboard the other day and all of her injuries were in more private areas. She was so mad that they weren't on her face and arms! (I was so relieved her teeth remained intact!)