I was warming up for a 5 mile race in January in Wisconsin. I slipped on ice and injured my back. I was 100 miles from home so I decided to run the race anyway. It started snowing heavily as the race started and I slipped on ice again. I finished the race but the drive home was slow because of the weather and painful. I had compressed three vertebrae and broken two ribs in the falls, so I had to take a week off from running after the diagnosis. The fractures didn't bother me after about two weeks.