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10K Practice ends at 5.7 miles after getting hit by a car.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

On Tuesday evening I went out to practice my run for my 10K that is on Sunday. If you follow my blogs you know that I normally run at a park. Well I decided to leave my house and run to the park and back. I wanted a different route and I also thought it was time to face my fears of running while heavy and stop worrying about what people thought of me as they past in cars.

My run was tough until I hit the 3 mile mark and it seem to kick in I was enjoying the cool weather. I was about 5 minutes from my house and about 5.7 miles my personal best for a 10K I was at exactly 1 hr.

I was running down a major street with neighborhoods that come out onto the main street. There was a car (pizza delivery driver) approaching the stop sign he appeared to be slowing down to stop and I thought he saw me. Well he hit me I flew off the hood of his car and landed in front of it. He stopped THANK GOD and backed up. My friend was on the bike in front of me when she heard me hit the car. She thought he did run me over because when she looked back he was backing up. He just kept saying he didn't see me and how sorry he was. He was really shacking up. He called the pizza company and told them he had just hit someone on foot and to call the police.

The police and paramedics arrived within 10 minutes of the accident. I had hopped over to the sidewalk and sat on the grass beside it. I could not stand on my left foot at all and my right knee was bleeding.

I chose to go home and not ride to the hospital in the ambulance. The paramedics had check my foot pulling it from side to side and up and down. Mostly it was my ankle it looked like a baseball had attached it's self to my ankle. Once I got home and took my sock off the top of my foot was also swollen. It was a rough night there where a lot of tears. I am extremely lucky that I am able to sit here and write this. On the other hand I am so hurt inside and mad at myself. If I could go back and do something different, I keep going over it and over it in my head.

The next day I went to the emergency room for x rays of my knee which was black and blue and my ankle and the top of my foot. After several hours and x rays the PA told me that I had Broke/Fracture my 5th metatarsal in my foot and that I would be getting a temporary cast until the swelling goes down and then I would need to follow up with orthopedics for a fiberglass cast. I am using crutches because I can not put any weight on that foot even after I get the fiberglass cast my understanding is I still will need the crutches. I have an apt for Tuesday. The knee has a abrasion/contusion.

Today I am getting around better and I am very glad that I have been doing ST for upper body because without it I think these crutches would of got the best of me. I am positive today not all days have been that way since the accident.
Life is a funny thing we never ever know what's around the corner.

Hugs to all my SP friends for always encouraging me along this journey.

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    I'm so glad that you're okay. I pray healing upon you. emoticon emoticon
    2765 days ago
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    So happy to hear that you were not hurt even more seriously; take the time to mend - there will always be another 10K and you are going to rock it!
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    Thank God you are alright aside from the nasty injury you did can never tell about cars and running. You think they can see you and husband bikes about 80 km to and fro to work and he has been hit twice a year for the last couple of years but at least he was wearing a had no head protection.

    Now with foot injuries the recovery is longer, so wear that aIr cast, elevate, ice rest and make sure you get to a physio when you are better to work on your range of motion for your foot.

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    3048 days ago
    Oh my gosh..hope you get well soon...
    3536 days ago
    Hope you are all better now and back to running!
    3648 days ago
    OH MY! Im sorry to hear about that!
    Get well soon!
    3680 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you heal quickly and without any further problems.
    3830 days ago
    I just realized I hadn't seen you around here in awhile & I see you were hit by a car. !!!!!!!! That's terrible! Very scary. I hope you are doing well with recovery.
    3830 days ago
  • FRIDA11
    Pour you.. But you certainly are a good sport!
    A truck has 70% blind angle. It is strange trucks do not have survey cameras or a periscope.. emoticon
    I wish you the best
    3848 days ago
    OH this breaks my heart! Im so sorry this happened to you. emoticon
    3849 days ago
    Oh my goodness!!! I haven't been on SP for about a month, took a break, and just got back on tonight and looked you up because I knew your half was coming up soon and I wanted to send you some well wishes. So now I'm sending you well wishes for another reason. So sorry about your accident! I hope that you are on the mend and feeling better. YIKES!!!
    emoticon emoticon Take care of yourself, get better, and you'll be back in it soon!
    3850 days ago
    I don't know how I missed this blog! I apologize for not commenting sooner.

    I hope you're feeling a bit better with each day. I know it's hard to be off your feet for a bit, but be patient with yourself.

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    3854 days ago
    Hi hon! I was doing a SP search about 5Ks and I stumbled upon your blog before I saw the title to this one. I'm SO sorry to hear this happened to you because it's obvious you've been working really hard. You're so right when you said you are lucky that it was just your foot though. That's the thing about accidents and bad occurrences, we can think "what if? what if? what if?" but we rarely think about how it could have easily been worse. So I am so glad you're ok. Just take very good care of that foot so that you can be right back on your feet in no time! *hugs*
    3866 days ago
  • KATHLEEN0222
    I'm so sorry to read about this!!! You sound in such good spirits though, taking it in stride. I hope your recovery goes well!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Stay strong!!!
    3866 days ago
    As others have said, thank goodness you're not injured worse; sorry for the interrupt in the running; get well soon.

    3868 days ago
    Thank goodness you weren't hurt worse. I feel like I should be taking deep breaths, your blog had me so worried. I hope that your recovery is quick and uneventful and you are soon on your way again to your 10K.
    3868 days ago
    Wow. I'm so thankful you are ok...Hope you heal fast! emoticon
    3868 days ago
  • KLONG8
    Just saw this and what a blow. When you think about battling a car...well, thank goodness you can write about it. I'm rooting for you and hope you heal quickly.
    3868 days ago
    (Also found via Friend Feed.) So sorry about the accident and your foot, but glad you're okay enough to be writing this. Best wishes for you to heal up soon.

    - Josie
    3868 days ago
    SO sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad to hear that you are a little better.

    I'm sending healing vibes and hugs your way!

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    3869 days ago
    Oh, no! I'm so glad you're all right. But that just sucks! Hope you heal quickly!
    3869 days ago
    Oooh how horrible, I feel so bad for you, but you are also very lucky. Hope you heal fast and all is well. Sending you lots of emoticon
    3869 days ago
    Oh how scary! I'm sorry about the broken foot, but so glad for you that it wasn't worse.
    3869 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4509749
    I saw this on my "friend feed" and I just wanted to stop by and tell you that you are in my thoughts. What a horrible thing to have happen...especially when you were apparently so close to running a race. Thank goodness you didn't suffer any worse injuries, though a broken foot can be hard to come back from. My sister broke her foot in a car accident a few years ago and she still has trouble with it swelling if she is on her feet for too long (she's never been a runner, though). I sincerely hope you have a fast and complete recovery.
    3869 days ago
    Thank goodness you're alright! Goes to show everyone that you just NEVER know what's around the corner! Life is so very fragile! We must always handle w/care!

    I wish you a speedy recovery! Please take special care...

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    3870 days ago
    Oh no!! I am sooooo sorry this happened to you and so relieved that you will be okay. so proud of you for putting a positive spin on it. emoticon
    3870 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about your accident. You were quite blessed that you could walk (or at least, limp) away from something that could have been so much more tragic. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!
    3870 days ago
    I hate to hear that! I am glad that you are going to be okay!! I will be praying for a speedy recovery for you!!
    3870 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7445412
    Omg, that's so scary! That's what terrifies me about running on the road. I'm glad you are ok, and don't have more serious injuries. That's good you were out with a friend too, much safer that way. I hope you hell soon!
    3870 days ago
    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Darling!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry you must be shaken up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon That's going to be killer having to recover from that and not being able to exercise. If you need ANYTHING, stop on by send me a sparkmail, if you need to talk or whatever.

    Here for you!

    3870 days ago
    Oh, I hope you feel better soon. How scary - we never know what is around the next corner.
    3870 days ago
  • MLOU61
    Very scary. Get well soon! I will remember your story as a cautionary tale...
    3870 days ago
    emoticon I am so glad that you were not hurt worse! What a horrible and scary experience for you. My prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery, both physically and emotionally/mentally.
    3870 days ago
    Prayers of thanksgiving that you are STILL with us but am SO very sorry you experienced this awful situation!!!!! My heart goes out to you, Lisa.... SUCH a shock and disappointment!! Hang in there and hopefully you'll heal quickly!! Make SURE you rest lots and keep your foot up to stop the swelling!!!
    3871 days ago
    Oh my! Thankfully it was a minor injury......could have been much worse. Hopefully you will have a speedy recovery!
    3871 days ago
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    oh no!! I am so sad to hear that you are hurt!!!!! rest up and get better quickly!!!!!
    3871 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I praise the Lord that you were not hurt even worse. I will be praying for you.

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  • ERINBEAR1876
    I am so sorry this happened to you...I know it could have been SO much worse, but I can imagine how you feel! Just take care of yourself, and know I am thinking about you and a speedy recovery from this! emoticon
    3871 days ago
    Oh my gosh hon. I am sooo sorry this happended to you. Hope the pain isn't too bad.... I am glad you didn't get hurt worse. Big hugs from Morgantown WV. Tricia emoticon
    3871 days ago
  • KTMAE2006
    Other than your injuries I am so glad that you are okay!! It could have been so much worse! I hope your recovery goes well!
    3871 days ago
    I am so sorry! How quickly something stupid can happen...
    3871 days ago
    Oh, wow. I'm SO sorry! But also thankful that it was 'only' your foot/leg! I hope you heal quickly and that you'll be able to start running soon. And, in the meantime you can work on that upper body strength. emoticon
    3871 days ago
  • KAYLAP101
    omg thats so scary! im so glad your okay though! that must have been something!!
    3871 days ago
    OMG my sympathies! Looking at your blogs, it looks like you have been doing awesomely well in training...I hope that once you heal you"ll keep on going...That happened to me once on my bike, I thought this guy looked right straight at me, and then he hit me. Scared me so badly, but fortunately I was not hurt badly, just scraped up. Now when I am running, I wave at people at stop signs and so on, and I won't run in front of them unless they wave back. I will say a prayer for your speedy recovery. emoticon

    And PS, it does not sound like you were at fault, truthfully.
    3871 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/9/2010 5:31:26 PM
    My heart stopped when I read the title of this blog post. Thank Heavens that you are mostly all right. A broken bone and a bruised knee is fairly minor compared to what it could have been.

    Don't beat yourself up about what you could have done differently, it was just that, an accident. Take care of yourself sweety and be nice with yourself, you are not responsible!

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    3871 days ago
  • PANDA327
    Holy Cow! that's crazy! I have been just running around the block in my neighborhood training for my 5k and I was thinking about doing a different route which is all flat, since my route is half up hill, but the only thing that worries me is the cars on the road. The flat route is a straight 4 miles one way but only part of it has a sidewalk, the rest is dirt on the side of the road, but maybe I will hold off on trying that route for a week or two. Hope you get better. emoticon
    3871 days ago
    I am very sorry to hear about your accident. As a person that runs along busy streets, it is one of my biggest fears. I always try to make eye contact when crossing the street hoping the driver sees me.
    I hope you heal quickly and thank God you weren't hurt worse.
    Good luck.
    3871 days ago
    NO!!! Oh my, I am so sorry. I hope that the pizza company is paying all of your medical bills, it falls under their general liability among other things. Yikes girl, heal quick. Try not to be angry at yourself. I know it's hard, but at least you weren't the driver.
    3871 days ago
  • CHANGE188
    I'm so sorry! I'm glad you weren't hurt more than you were but it still totally stinks! I run in the road in my neighborhood (no sidewalks) and I've had a few close calls. One thing I like about running at 6 am is there isn't a lot of traffic. Hang in there, I hope you feel better soon

    3871 days ago
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