CRASH! I’m outta the running game for a couple weeks

Well, running is going to be put on pause for a while.

car-smashes

Last weekend, I got into a pretty gnarly car accident. It was a scary night (rear end on the freeway, airbags deployed…) but it could have been MUCH worse and I’m lucky I was able to walk (or limp…) away from it. It has been quite the hassle dealing with all the aftermath that needs to get done but I’ve been beyond blessed to have an amazing support system of family and friends who took care of me this past week, everything from bringing my ibuprofen, to driving me around, to loaning me another vehicle! It’s been quite the week…

ankle
SO swollen! 

I did get banged up a little in the accident. The worst (and it could have been much much worse, I’m very cognizant of this) is a sprained ankle. I got whiplash, lots of bruises and chest pain from the airbags. I didn’t get burned which I know is pretty common from airbag explosions so again, I’m lucky there!

bruise

I told the firefighters when they arrived on scene, that I had a 10K next weekend. They laughed at me and said basically there is no way I’ll be running that! I was still hopeful! I’m bummed that I’ll miss it but I’d rather not rush the healing process and make it all worse.

Maybe I’ll be better by Thanksgiving in time for the Turkey Trot??

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