No, that isn’t my car. My car looks worse then that.
I was in a pretty bad car accident last Monday, October 31 – Halloween. Due to a horribly freakish (fitting?) snowstorm there were a number of towns without power and a lot of streetlights that were not working. I was on my way to teach one of my College swimming courses and was appropriately dressed in my Halloween costume (more on that later). That being said, I was going straight and the other driver had a stop sign. I’m not sure what came next, but I am sure the other car was suddenly in front of mine. :::crunch:::
You know your an obsessive swimmer when your thoughts proceed in this order…
- 1st: “That just happened….but I’ve had this car 13 days.”
- 2nd: “The other driver looks as dumbfounded as me.”
- 3rd: “I have to go to work! I have to swim!”
- 4th: “Wait. That’s the adrenaline talking. Call 911. Call mom.”
I was placed on backboard and took a ride with two very nice EMTs. I am sure my mother will never forgive me for the sight of her daughter being whisked away in an ambulance. Good ‘ol Irish Guilt.
My Halloween costume, which I was able to model for my ER nurse while she gave me a shot of some magical anti-inflammatory medicine, was the Dolphin Uglies Limited Edition Halloween Uglies Glinda (Click here for a picture!) and a bright pink witches hat. Definition of Awesome. You wish you had a bathing suit that Awesome.
Needless to say, I will not be competing this weekend and my competition goals will have to wait for a later date. Instead, I will glory in the success of being healthy and happy despite the more unfortunate surprises life can bring.
Keep on Swimming,