Sometimes things happen

April 1, 2016

I didn’t PLAN on smacking my head into a tree when I went for an early AM run this Wednesday, but sometimes things happen.  One minute you are impatiently trying to change your podcast (so impatiently, I might add, that you do not bother to stop running or even slow down, even though it is DARK*) and the next you feel FULL FRONTAL IMPACT and are on your back bleeding from god-knows where.

Yeah.  March — which wasn’t my favorite to begin with — went out with a bang.  Literally.

Really hoping for bigger and better things in April!

Despite the above cosmetic wounds — which I have been told will fade eventually — I am fine.  No more headache, and my brain function seems to be intact.  I did take my first-ever sick day after it happened. But now things are back to normal. I’m actually writing this on the way to Boston for a wedding!  My parents are with A, and our nanny with C (we decided to ease Grandma and Grandpa in one kid at a time!).  Josh and I have not been away together for a while, so this is a nice kickoff to Q2 2016.  We had way too much call this month and feel very ready for a break. I am not worried about the kids — A’s schedule is particularly full, with two birthday parties AND Disney On Ice – Frozen with both sets of G-parents and all 4 of her cousins. I am really excited to see my beloved college BFFs and celebrate with all of them.  

I just reviewed my Life Plan and am filled with a lot of ideas/goals for Q2. Feeling energized & enthusiastic**, but I am also looking forward to just a lot of fun and relaxation and laughter over the next 2 days.  Plus I might even get to meet up with one of my BBFs (best blog friend, of course). We will see.

SO, onward and upward.  Any makeup tips welcome 🙂  Josh thinks I just need to get the other eye to match for a gothic/vampire look.  I’m thinking more along the lines of a thick and well-blended concealer.

* incredibly stupid move, and one i will never repeat again.  
** side effect of (possibly) near-death experience


  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh dear… Glad to hear you are OK. Yep, thick concealer – like stage make-up. Or wear sunglasses. It will probably fade pretty quickly. As far as running injuries go, at least it isn’t one that keeps you from running!

  • Reply Haya March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I got my first ever black eye last year along with random other bruises all over my body in a bike crash. Arnica cream was amazzzzzzing at making the bruises fade super fast.

    Good luck and be safe

  • Reply Ida March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    long time reader coming out to say i did a similar thing last summer. tripped on a crack in the sidewalk on my own block and fell on my face. 2 black eyes and a swollen lip. I even had a wedding across the country to attend the following weekend! fortunately it was outdoors and i was able to wear sunglasses, but overall it was really embarrassing. see if someone at the makeup counter can give you some pro tips. in my experience it’s pretty hard to conceal that dark purple…..

  • Reply nicoleandmaggie March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm


    Hope for a speedy recovery!

  • Reply Another_Sara March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh, no! Glad you are feeling (mostly) okay and hope you have a speedy recovery. On the plus side, if I happen to run into you while you’re in Boston (my home) this weekend, I won’t have to wonder, "Hmmm… is that her?" 😉 Have a great weekend!

  • Reply SusannahEarlyBd March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    You poor thing!! Feel better!!

  • Reply beth March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    wishing you a speedy recovery!

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