Diving Out Of The Way

I’ve been trying to make it a habit of going for runs (or walks) to help shed some pounds I’ve gained the past few months (thanks to holidays and family events.) I want to make it a daily thing – first thing when I wake up, I go out and run approximately 5 miles. That way I’ll be energetic all day, and maybe get myself back into shape. I can barely fit in my jeans I’ve had since high school now, and that’s something I’m not used to.

Friday night I forgot to do my run, and I was pretty bored, so I decided to go run at 2 in the morning, exhaust myself, and head to bed. That turned out to be a bad idea. I heard a truck coming down the road, which has no sidewalks, and no streetlights. I figure I’ll just run on the grass and stay out of the way. As he got closer and closer, the truck started going more towards the edge of the road and me. Right when it got near, the truck swerved like it was going to hit me, so I dived out of the way, but not before one of the side view mirror clipped my shoulder and sent me twisting away. I didn’t even feel any pain until after about 5 minutes later, when it started to really hurt.

I have no idea what happened, but my guess is that some punk rednecks were drinking, and thought they’d play a joke and act like they’d hit me. Maybe they intended to hit me, maybe not. I don’t have any enemies around here, I don’t even know anyone around here. In any case, I saw the truck color, it seemed like it was made in the 70’s, and I reported the incident to the local police. Now I have a huge black and blue bruise on my shoulder the size of a cantaloupe, and it hurts everytime I move my arm down to my sides. Fortunately it doesn’t hurt when I type too much. So while I may be out of shape, at least I have my reflexes still.

[Listening to: Massive Attack – Safe From Harm (Just A Groove Dub) (3:18)]

6 Responses to “Diving Out Of The Way”

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  1. Jeez man, you could have been killed!!! What a moron. Glad you’re OK and keep off the late night runs.

  2. Egad! A bit Fahrenheit 451-esque…try to avoid mechanical dogs for a while, okay?

    Good to hear you’re okay, that could have turned out much worse. There seems to be a rash of bloggers getting into car accidents lately. I think I’m going to start wearing a helmet when I drive.

  3. Hey there. I’m glad you’re okay. I was in a car accident too recently, and it’s only by the grace of God that I survived. I hope you heal up well.

  4. Paul and Ryan: Thanks for the kind words. It must be the new blogging trend — car accidents. When it becomes popular, we can claim we were the first to start the club.

    The first rule of Car Accidents Club is you do not talk about Car Accident Club …

  5. Phy

    Now *that’s* funny.

    You are not your fender-bender…

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