What's dumber than tripping over raised sidewalk while running in the dark?
Walking with your head down, trying to figure out why your Garmin isn't connecting to the satellite and colliding with a tree. A very large tree. With a very solid trunk.
Took a second or two to even realize what had happened. Didn't even hurt initially. The clue that something was wrong was Alicia saying "Oh my God, are you OK?" I think I asked what happened. "You ran into that tree". I look up at the tree. Run my tongue over my front teeth checking for chips because the blow to the top of the head caused my teeth to bang together.
I wonder if I am ok. I flash back to Sunday's 49ers / Cardinals game. Kolb took a knee to the back of the head and was taken out of the game with a concussion (and he had a helmet on). Could I have a concussion? Should I take myself out of the game?
I'm not dizzy, it's possible I'm a little disoriented, but I'm not in that much pain....and my teeth appear to be intact. I will continue with my run and see how I do.
This by the way is the same run I tripped on the sidewalk a couple of weeks ago. I was very careful to make sure I picked my feet up while running on that street, my knees are still scabbed.
When I got home I picked the bark out of my hair, asked Denny to check my pupils, and felt a little nauseated, which can be totally phychosomatic (not an easy word to spell....still wondering if that's correct), cause I've heard nausea can be a symptom of concussion. I tried to stay awake long enough to watch the Biggest Loser finale, but kept dosing off. I wondered if it was the possible concussion, or if I was just tired.
When I woke up this morning I figured I must be ok.
Although I think maybe I rattled my brain a bit.
Geeze, Me vs Tree......tree wins.
And that's why I don't ski.