Catching my foot on the invisible root,
I crash down without warning.
Breathing hard, frowning, heart sinking,
I catch my breath and pull myself up.
Only a scratch , I think, and begin a slow plod, hoping not to feel pain.
Thoughts rushing through my head,
What did I trip on ?
Pick up my feet!
Am I injured?
Adrenaline pumping, heart racing, flight or fight.
Only a scratch. No pain. Pick up the pace.
I keep going, thankful that I can.
Thanks for stopping by! If you want to watch something very inspirational, I highly recommend this film by Billy Yang about Dave Mackey, a pro trail runner who had his leg crushed, then amputated, and still finished the Leadman race.