It has been a rough couple of weeks. To start, it wasn’t all bad, but as a whole, I have struggled to be consistent, I’ve been sluggish, and some circumstances beyond my control have prevented me from moving forward. But I am not going to let these things slow me down and stop me from pursuing my goal. One step at a time…
On Friday, May 19, after a pretty solid week of training, I went out for my weekly workout. 10×1:00F(1:00R). The workout went really well, actually. I was gaining confidence leading into my race on June 4. I thought I could go mid 17’s and continue hitting my goals for the summer. But, crossing a road on my cool down, a car hit me, driving on the wrong side of the road. I saw a flash of color in my peripheral vision and must have tried to stop or jump back, but I wasn’t quite quick enough. The car hit my left hip and whatever backward movement I was able to make allowed me to spin down the side of the car hitting my elbows and forearms rather than going over the top of the car. Nothing seemed broken, and when I looked up after realizing what had just happened, the driver yelled at me to get out of the road and drove off, no indication of regret for hitting me or driving down the wrong side of the road. A kind woman who was sitting on the curb asked if I was okay. I jogged the 1.5 miles home before my adrenaline dropped and shock set in.
I was lucky, I could have been hurt much worse. But I came away with some soreness and very tender bruises rather than broken bones, a concussion, or worse.
This split second has set me back. One decision by me (to cross the road right there) and by the driver (to break the law and ultimately hit me). I’ve been nervous to run that direction ever since. I had to take a few days off to recover (mentally and physically). It’s been slow to build back.
But I will not let this beat me.
This isn’t my typical Week(s) in Review. If you want to see what I’ve been able to cobble together the past few weeks check my Strava here.
Onward to June. We continue forward. Below is my June training schedule. This may change slightly with mileage but overall should stay the same. Race on June 4 is still up in the air…