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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wow, what a weekend so far.

I had to drive to the camp where I'm holding my dance camp in two weeks in order to take a look at the new accommodations they've built so I can decide where to hold various events. Plus I need to figure out how to assign rooms, always a tricky thing.

I had planned to go Saturday and invited a friend along because it's a three hour drive each way. Well, it turned out we needed to go Friday night in order to be back early afternoon Saturday, so that threw my plans into a turmoil. But I'm flexible (sometimes!)

I got back home yesterday around 2 pm and took a brief 30 minute nap. After doing some cursory cleaning (and cursing at my youngest who is a pig), I decided to go out for my run. But before heading out, I checked my phone and saw a missed call from my ex. Now, he hasn't called me in three and a half years, so I knew something was up. So I returned his call, and after telling me that my youngest was in a car accident and that the car was totaled, he started to tell me in a very irritated voice about the accident. I interrupted to find out how she was, he said fine. After more questions on my part I discovered she was at the hospital emergency room. So off I went.

She's OK, very much banged up, her right leg is in a brace and she's on crutches. The airbag deployed, the seat belt held her, and in addition to a bruised face, she has lacerations on her neck where the seat belt cut in. All I can say is thank you Toyota for what turned out to be a very strong little Corolla. I've always loved that car - it was a 98 with 185,000 miles on it.

She's home, she's on pain meds, and she's been asleep since 8 pm last night. I'll worry about the rest of it later.

I finally got out for my run this morning. I was scheduled for 2 X 10-2, but decided I wanted a longer run, so at first thought to do 4 X. On further thought, I decided to push beyond what I'd done before and go for 5 X. Well, I wasn't quite back, ran out of music, and had to run on to get back to my car. So the final result was 5.5 miles in 67 minutes. Clearly I'm not going for speed!

OK, NOW I'm ready for the weekend. Bring it on!

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  • CES414
    Hope your daughter is feeling better.
    HELLOOOOOOO!
    I wish I could do 5.5 in 67. emoticon
    3982 days ago
  • CES414
    Hope your daughter is feeling better.
    HELLOOOOOOO!
    I wish I could do 5.5 in 67. emoticon
    3982 days ago
  • MSWEEZER
    Glad to hear your daughter is okay. How scary indeed.

    And your 5.5 in 67 minutes is a great time my dear. You ARE a runner!!!
    3983 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2219650
    I'm glad Clare's injuries aren't more serious. And, I can see a small bit of why your ex is your ex! - Who cares about the car when your kid is hurt and in the hospital - Sheesh!
    3983 days ago
  • JLITT62
    5.5 miles in 67 minutes seems plenty fast to me!

    Glad to hear that your daughter's injuries weren't more serious. Hope she heals up fine. That must have been so scary!
    3983 days ago
  • PALMTREEGIRL1
    I think that's great time!!! I hope your daughter will be ok....keep us posted.
    3983 days ago
  • LIVE2RUN4LIFE
    I'm so glad that your daughter was wearing her seat belt! Houston can be such a challenging place to drive!

    When you are new to running, you should either increase your distance or your speed from run to run/week to week, but not both at the same time. Your ligaments and tendons will thank you and you won't sideline yourself when you start running more and more.
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    3983 days ago
  • TUFFYBIRD
    I'm so glad your daughter is okay ... those kind of calls have to be the most terrifying ....
    3983 days ago
  • 38BABYGIRL
    Glad to hear your daughter is ok and I hope it wasn't her fault. That just usually adds insult to injury... no pun intended. It's great that you did that run. It's what YOU needed and we nee dto take care of ourselves if we are going to be at our best to care for the ones we love.
    3983 days ago
  • DEE797
    Dee, so glad to hear your dd is a little banged up but okay. WOW on the run! YOU GO GIRL! emoticon
    3983 days ago
  • MARGARETONEAL
    I'm glad your daughter is going to be okay! and that's great that you got that run in... You need some stress relief when life gets rough and wow, running can really do it. I always feel like I can cope with everything when I go on that run and pound the stress out of me.
    3983 days ago
  • LOOKINGTOBEFIT
    Wow, your poor daughter!! I hope she will be okay emoticon
    3983 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3598327
    I'm so happy your daughter survived such an accident! emoticon
    3983 days ago
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