It is hard to believe that my accident was exactly a year ago. So much has happened since then. A year ago I was in the middle of a very busy MA program with all the academic requirements associated with that. I was in a job that I wasn’t exactly crazy about. And, I was only thinking about running; not really doing it.
The accident was actually a big part of what got me started running. I was ticked off that I couldn’t do much of anything active for a while. And, if you know me at all, you know that when someone (or something) tells me that I can’t do something; it makes me want to do it all the more. So, I guess I am grateful that the accident happened, even though it led to a very stressful time for us.
There was the hassle of trying to find a new car, which took about 2 months. During that time I used my dad’s car. Again, grateful that I had that opportunity. I also had to miss work, and thus income. I had to try to schedule all the appointments I needed: physical therapy, chiropractor, orthopaedics, and assorted follow ups. I couldn’t lift anything with my left arm and it seemed that everything was pretty painful for a long time.
All in all, I was actually pretty lucky. The accident could have been so much worse. My car was hit just behind the driver’s side door. Twelve inches the other way, and I would have been hit directly. I might be telling a different story.
In other news, the weather is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Hi 76° | Lo 46°
High temp of 76 degrees today! I love it. The rest of the week looks just as wonderful and next week we could be in the mid-80s. There is really nothing better. I am going to celebrate the weather by going for a run this afternoon. I have a 9 mile run on my schedule. It is my last long-ish run before I go into taper mode for next weekend’s half marathon. I won’t run more than 3 or 4 miles at a time until the race.
What does your taper plan look like?