"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Not to be outdone

I guess I idolize Iron Jane and Steve in a Speedo so much that I needed to follow in their foot steps.

Last night I was hit by a car.

Now don't get too excited. It was a parked car.

Ok, you are thinking "Yeah right RBR. You can't get hit by a parked car." Oh yes, you can. As I ran by, the oblivious 16 year old girl in the passengers side flung (flinged? Whatever.) open her door right in front of me.


I know. Lame.

I am sure it looked just as cool as it sounds.

But it HURT LIKE HELL. And now my wrist only bends in two directions instead of four. That has to be good for a little street cred, right?

Ok, maybe I will leave out the parked part in the retelling.

I did go to Swim masters today (I soooo wanted to use the wrist as an excuse, but it really didn't hurt when I swam) I took the day off from running my knee is a little swollen and sore (I think this is from running, not from smacking into the minivan door. Although if the lady's lawyer calls I reserve the right to change my story. She actually got out of her car to examine her door as if I had damaged it by being struck by it. Bitch.)


Stef0115 said...

How lame is that! UGH so sorry that happened to you.

But YAY you for going to masters anyway!!! That totally rocks!!!

Klassenator said...

Wow, I'm sorry....

So is it lack of flexion/extension or radial/ulnar deviation? Swimming is good for it, probably why it didn't hurt so much at your master's class.

Hope you are feeling a bit better tomorrow (today)!

Calyx Meredith said...

On the whole face of this earth, RBR, you are the only one who could get hit by a parked car! So sorry about the knee and wrist but I'm with Stef - you totally get bonus points for going to Masters swim!! I think you should definitely get the lady to pay for a therapeutic massage or two.

Go Mom Go said...

give me a break...she really got out of the car to examine it and not check on you?

heal up. great job swimming, you are better then me!


Carolina John said...

OMG only you would get hit by a parked car while running. that kind of thing happens sometimes on the bike, but geez, when running you can usually step out of the way.

good job on the swim. i am so loving this masters team it should make you jealous.

Unknown said...

She checked out her car door as if to see if YOU had damaged IT?!?!? Some people are unFreakinBelievable

Jo Lynn said...

Now you know why I run on trails! But I am sorry this happened to you. Really I am. ;)

Formulaic said...

I have heard of people hitting a parked car when on the bike but the run is something new!

That 16 year old needs to be smacked. Hopefully you hit the door and crushed the girl underneath the door.

Next time go for the football tackle. It'll save your wrists and teach the dummy a lesson!

Aileen said...

Damn! I think pain killers are the answer. Yes, yes they are.

Aka Alice said...

I'm always afraid of running on the street where there are cars for this exact reason...since this is something that would completely happen to me too. I'm glad you're (mostly) OK...and that you can continue to run/swim with the limited-bendy-wrist.

You are a rock star for going swimming anyway!

RoadBunner said...

OMG. That sucks. But once you are all mended it will make an awesome story :)

IronWaddler said...

Glad that you weren't injured worse. Way to hang in there and go to swim.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

you have picked good people to idolize, but you had me at teenager. teens are always wrong. it's a fact. it's the law.

Bootchez said...

Pain killers! And PIE!!

Ordinarylife said...

I'm sorry, I had to laugh. Sounds like something that would have happened to me.

Well done on swimming with your wrist.

ShirleyPerly said...

OMG, I'm glad you were not hurt worse. There have been a number of times people have done something similar while we've been riding our bikes. I keep thinking this is a serious accident waiting to happen. Hope the wrist heals up soon!