S.W.A.T. Trot - Take 2

It is coming up on the one year anniversary of the S.W.A.T. Trot.  This was the race last year that I was tripped in and fell and broke my collar bone.  You can read the whole story here, and throughout the month of June last year or I can tell you the quick story here.

Start Quick Story

I was tripped coming out of the gate, landed on my head and shoulder, broke my collar bone in two places, had a pin put in to help it heal, was kept from running for 8 months.  I just started running again at the first of the year.

It was a very long 8 months of not being able to run, not to mention all the other things that I had to put off, or not do at all in normal life during that time.

End Quick Story

Well, I have just filled out the paperwork and am signing up for it again this year.  This year my daughter, Payton, will be running the 5k with me instead of just the 1k like she did last year, and my son, Brady, will be running the 1k with me.

I am excited but also kinda apprehensive about this race.  I am not worried about being tripped again, but I am sure I will run this race differently than I was trying to run it last year.  Last year I was trying to set a PR so I was running up with all the faster people at the start.  That is probably what put me in the wrong place at the wrong time, causing the accident.

The race will be run on Saturday, June 13th at 8:00 PM.  It is one of very few evening races that I have been a part of.  This will be my daughters first 5k race.  She has just started to practice with her Cross Country team this week and we have put the 5k distance in a couple times together.

Wish us a fun and injury free race!! 

Tim Wilson - blog.262quest.com - subscribe - follow

Side Note:

The race is put on by Greater Gwinnett Road Runners - www.ggrr.org I have wanted to run with them, but have never been able to get in touch with anybody affiliated with their group.  They never update their website, and the e-mail address bounces.  I really wish I could get in touch with someone to see if the group is actually active.  I may even be willing to offer my services to keep their website up to date!


  1. What a great spirit!

    Your nasty experience of becoming a human projectile; landing on unrelenting ground; wounding your head and shattering your shoulder; redirecting your life for almost a year, has simply refined your run!

    You have captured God's purpose in it all, "Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!" (Psalm 119:36 ESV)

    I am proud of you!

  2. lol. I love your "start quick story; end quick story." Wow. I knew you were injured but never knew how. that really sucks! good for you for running it again. Good luck!

  3. Thanks Dad! :)

    Funnyrunner - yea, I have a story to tell :)

  4. Wow. Crazy on your accident. I have a runner friend, experienced marathoner of MANY races and a marathon coach, who got tripped at the L.A. Marathon this past May and landed on his hip. Had to get an MRI. Seems he is going to be OK, though. Only had to take a few weeks off from running. I never would have thought of being so worried about being tripped before. Congrats on your successful race, which you just twittered about tonight.

  5. Thanks - I too would have never thought about it either... until it happened :)

    Just posted my race report.


  6. lol. I love your "start quick story; end quick story." Wow. I knew you were injured but never knew how. that really sucks! good for you for running it again. Good luck!