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.