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Glad to hear you are doing better. Good luck in your half! Watch out for any bumps in the road!

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My cast came off Sept. 9. It smelled and some itchy at times by the end. I probably had 45 miles on it running, though I'd slowed down the last 1.5 weeks or so.

My hand is slowly getting stronger and feeling better. I'm wearing a brace an average of 3-5 hours a day. I run without the brace but walk the dog with it on.

I've been running before work in the dark and doing most of it on the street. If I'm on the sidewalk I'm extra careful. (really extra careful all the time, actually.)

I'm doing a HM Sept. 27 so I'm motivated for that.

Thanks for the support and interest. Hopefully within a month my hand will be back to normal and I could put this behind me as a memory.

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JEREMY723 - Hope your runs continue to go smoothly and your hand heals quickly!

I've not fallen yet (does tripping on the treadmill count?), but since I have to start before dark this time of year to do a bearable 10+ mile run, I have almost tumbled over many a fallen branch, etc. I tried getting up later this weekend and ended up stopping at 6 miles due to signed of heat sickness, so I'll be back in the dark Saturday. I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

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8/8/14 8:24 A

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I read a lot online first. Issues running with an arm cast seem to be it becoming itchy or smelly. Others mentioned having issues because of being off balance/unequal arm weight.

I put a cool hair dryer blowing under it to try to dry the sweat to keep it from itching.

My cast is only a bit over 6 inches long and seem light. So, the run seemed good and I'm planning to run Sunday.

If it smells or gets real itchy by Thursday I'll ask the surgeon to change it and reconsider running the last 3 weeks in the cast. If it's not smelly or itchy by Thursday I think I'll be good.

I'm still debating the abrasions on my shoulder and hand. I might cover the shoulder during the run or just make sure I put Bacitracian on first so it doesn't get chafed. My hand I'm concerned about it getting dirty or scraped. I may use some gauze or just chance it. It's my ring and pinky fingers, the part that sticks out of the cast.

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8/7/14 7:28 P

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Wow, I never would have thought that you could run on it. How did it go?

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Good for you for powering through despite the cast!

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Thanks for letting us know. Glad you won't need surgery!

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glad to hear you are making the best of the situation.

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Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
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Thank you for the well wishes!

We met with the surgeon yesterday and he's confident a cast will work, so that's what I have. It's smaller than the split and I have some use of my thumb and first 2 fingers which is very nice.

I go back a week from today for a x-ray to make sure it's healing well, the cast should be only about 4 weeks total.

He said if I want to run to go for it. He half jokingly said if it smells next week he'll change out the cast for me. So, I have a 10 miler on Sunday, I'm going to run 3 or 4 miles later today and see how that feels. My legs have only a couple really, really tiny scraps on them.

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8/5/14 9:43 A

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Jeremy, please keep us posted. I hope that younjust need the cast and not surgery. Good luck.

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Jeremy-Hope things heal fast. Knock on wood, I haven't fallen for awhile. I'm good at taking those trips also. I keep my eyes on the ground for most of my runs to make sure I don't end up face down on the pavement.

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8/5/14 5:44 A

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I'm sorry about your fall, hope it heals quickly. Sounds ouchy.

I think that is another part of the reason for me running so slow, is the fear of falling. It takes too long to heal anymore.

I fell off my bike a couple years ago. Scraped my knee, hand and face pretty good. What a mess, ain't seen that on this body in years! About a year later a piece of stone that was deeper in my knee finally grew out to the surface.

I've had lot's of trip ups running, in fact early on my knee slipped out (I have a completely torn ACL) and not only did I have that pain but I sprained my back trying stay upright. Boy, did that smart!

We dust ourselves off and get back on the road.

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8/4/14 11:45 P

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MB, um...clearly it IS a common occurrence if all of us have fallen! LOL Unless you mean the fracture

That does suck and keep us posted. I am hoping for just a cast and a speedy recovery :o)



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I am sorry about your hand. Think about the forward momentum; it was not just a fall you caught. You were right to go urgent care. A lot of the fall is disbelief that it could happen. It happened to me during my last HM, at the 12 mile mark on a concrete slab. Down hard, but I rolled and my shoulder/ribs took the impact. If I had put my hand down, surely I would have broken my wrist. In any event, it was weeks before I felt better. I should have gone to the medical tent, but felt ok until nightfall. I love to look at the horizon when running, so I am not watching every step.

Feel better soon, and know it is not a common occurrence.

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Hero 10K, 10/13/2013 1:07:51
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One of my friends was running a trail race when, as he claims, a tremendously large rock rose up in front of him so he immediately bit it.

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I definitely don't love that any of you fell, but I am loving this thread because it means I'm not alone! I had my first fall a few weeks ago. I had run up this massive hill and was running back down on this trail system that was just lovely. It was rocky and had exposed roots, but I was so enjoying myself, bounding around like a wild animal. It was going so well, I actually thought to myself, "I'm doing so well! I totally should have tripped and fallen by now, but I haven't! I'm amazing! I'm FREEE!" And then I tripped and fell and landed face first and HARD in a mud puddle. Pride goeth before the fall, they say!

I was fine. I had a minor cut on my knee and my ankle, but I got up and finished my run. I'm actually really proud because the old me would have used that as an excuse to quit. But if nothing's broken, there's no quitting!

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Well, the urgent care called this morning. I did fracture my hand but closer to my wrist then my fingers. Not sure how they missed it, xray looks obvious to me but oh well.

So, they splinted basically my whole hand and I'm waiting on an appt with a hand surgeon, the urgent care doc thinks it needs it will need either a cast or surgery but said the type of fracture is above her knowledge level.

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Corinna, you made me laugh out loud! Know exactly what you're saying! Been there, done that. Yup, and I 'm more concerned about people seeing me thanI am about getting hurt.

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I hope I don't jinx myself when I say this but so far no FULL fall. I did, however, trip on the sidewalk where they didn't line up and both my arms went flying out in mid air. You know like a clumsy superhero of sorts and you do that sort of clumsy run to try and re-balance yourself back to proper position. Even with that I still looked around to make sure no one was watching. Now I think back and go "dang...that would have been my chin and neck fully exposed to the ground with my arms flailing about like that...ugh"

Kind of makes you wonder....is it the fall that gets us...or the thought of people seeing us fall? LOL

glad you're okay :o)

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8/4/14 9:33 A

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I tripped and fell for the first time a few months ago. It was funny because the first thing I did after I fell was looked around to see if anyone saw me. I ripped a hole in my running tights and was more upset about that than anything else. I still have scars on my left knee and left elbow from the fall.

After realizing that I just had a few scrapes and nothing major was hurt, I continued on my run! I think it happens to everyone at some point or another! Glad to hear you didn't have any serious injuries, though!

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Oh, yeah... the biggest bruise is the one on the pride.

I did this last year. Apparently I put my right hand down to break the fall - but didn't plant it properly and actually bent it backward over the pinkie and ring finger. Xrays showed no breaks, but the hand hasn't been close to the same since.

The dog and I finished our run, nonetheless.
Happens to everyone at some point, i guess. ;)

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Yup. Did it. I hate it when that happens. Good for you no breaks. Just some scrapes and a little hurt pride and that heals quickly.

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One morning, several years ago, I woke upnand wasn't sure if I was going to go for my run because I was pretty tired. I decided to go. About 3/10 of a mile into my run I tripped over a big pot hole. I got up, looked around and was thankful no one saw me fall. I ran a couple miles then wondered if I had cut myself. I stopped, looked down and sure enough there was some blood running down my shin from a cut. I wiped it off with my shirt and continued.

About 1/2 mile later, a man in a business suit was walking toward me and I thought, "I wonder if he's walking to the train station? I'll bet he doesn't know that there's a strike and the trains aren't running". I stopped and asked him and sure enough I was right. As I ran off, I realized that the man might have been a bit perplexed as not only did I have a trickle of blood on my leg but I also had a nice splotch of blood on the front of my t-shirt from where I wiped my leg.
Well, I got home, showered and just put ointment on my cut. I got dressed and as I was walking to my car I dropped my lunch --- on my corn chips. As I sat in my car I felt something kind of icky on my leg. Well, since I hadn't put a bandage on my cut, the ointment soaked through my dress and i then had a lovely splotch of Bacitracin on my dress. Oh bother.

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Ouch! I feel your pain...Literally.

In June I ran a 10K in Boston. Around mile two there was an exposed plate with screws toward the side of the road that I didn't see until it was too late. I flew forward and ended up scrapping up my right knee, right hand, left elbow, and a tiny bit of my face. The funny thing was that the first thing I thought was I hoped I hadn't broken my glasses. Luckily I just scrapped the frame just a little bit.

Several of my wonderful fellow racers stopped to make sure I was ok and we pointed out the plate to the police officer a few feet away. I mean...hello...maybe put a cone over that thing.

So I got up and walked for a few minutes and decided that my wounds were superficial. My skin was a mess and stung like crazy but I didn't have any inner pain from a break or anything. So I finished the next 4 miles and afterwards went to the medical tent where they put the antibacterial and bandages on me.

My knee and elbow looked horrible for a month...all scabby and nasty. Ugh. And I'm thinking I may have a small permanent scar on my knee as it doesn't seem to be clearing up. Oh well...a badge of honor I guess.

In big races I always hate running in the middle because of all the people but I just need to be more careful and aware when running near the edge of the street.

Hope you heal up quickly!

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I知 in my early to mid 30s and have run on and off, mostly on for close to 3 years.

Today, for the first time I tripped and fell. I was looking down a street instead of in front of me and wasn稚 lined up with the ramp. My right foot hit the concrete curb and I went forward onto the actual concrete sidewalk. I was thankfully only 3.5 minutes into the run and was able to walk home.

I think I Almost flew forward because I only hit on the upper part of my body. I have an abrasion/scrap on my chin and right shoulder, each maybe 1.5 inches across. I went to urgent care solely because of my right hand. I have deep abrasions on my 4th and 5th fingers and it really hurt.

Xrays were negative though radiology at the hospital will read them officially. Lots of cleaning and bandages later I知 home though my hand hurts a good deal. I have to get an Rx for an antibiotic to prevent any infection.

It could have been a lot worse, thankfully its only my hand that hurts and I do write left handed so I知 good there, but typing this with one hand has been enough fun for now!

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