Continue READING to get the full jist of my day today. Feel lucky. I was called at 430am to be asked if I want to be on call. I was awakened from a dream so of course I said yes. But then I couldn't fall back to sleep. And then I thought, I guess I can run today. I wasn't about to run outside before work otherwise. Apparently it was 0 degrees out. I finally fell asleep at 530am. Thought about doing my intended workout for tomorrow TODAY. This way I could be on schedule with Mel and Kim. I decided to go to Mel's gym in Lehi since the TMs there are better, albeit CROWDED (all the TMs touch each other). When I got there, I realized I didn't have my music but since it took 20 minutes to get there I had to run SANS music for SW in a crowded gym. First bad sign. Started out and the TM I was on felt hard even at 8:57 pace. Second bad sign. So I decided to just go easy for the day but then I fought that thought and felt I should just get it done since I am here. Got on a front row TM under a fan after a sweltering 3 mile warm up in the back row. Here is what I ran: 3 mile warm up= 8:57, 8:30, 8:00 at 1 %. Then SW 3 x 3 miles at a fast pace: 6:44, 6:44, 6:44, then very brief water break since I had no fuel or water bottle and then one mile at 8:20, then 6:44, 6:40, 6:40. All at 1 %. Then water break. Then MAJOR DISTRACTION PROBLEM!!!! I had left my TM going at 6.7 mph while I hurried out the gate to the water and back and another woman there was commenting how her and I were the only ones sweating in the cardio area. She was glad she wasn't the only one and just as I said something like "really..." I stepped on to MY MOVING TM AND CRASHED LIKE NO OTHER!!! I WENT FLYING DOWN AND WAS EATEN UP THEN SPIT OUT BY THE TM. Imagine those cartoons that you see donald duck getting flattened over and over and quacking every time he surfaced. That was me. OH MY HECK DID THAT HURT but I was SUPER EMBARRASSED and got right up. I currently have about 5 large bruises-- one on my shoulder, elbow, knee, shin amd butt Not to mention the twisted lower back because I was flung sideways. OH I could have made YOU TUBE with this one. There was even a video camera placed right at my TM. I told the front desk to review the tape and have a good laugh or cry. I was VERY frustrated but persevered. Had I not just read Dean Karnazes book Ultramarathon Man and how he pushed the limits of the body I would not have gotten myself back on that TM. After a trip to the bathroom I got back on for 3 more SW miles after a .25 mile warmup at 8:00 pace to test for broken bones. These miles were run at 6:44, 6:40, and 6:22!! with a sprint at the end for .1 at 5:56 pace. Cooldown mile at 8:00 pace. A few HOURS later I felt like I was hit by a truck. I am tender where I shouldn't be tender. Didn't help that I lifted weights yesterday adding to the intensity. OUCH!!! I really hurt. But NOTHING broken obviously. Total body bruise makeover. BTW all the miles felt quite good. 6:44 pace felt VERY doable for many more miles.