So, as I mentioned in accountability, I had the misfortune of getting hit by a car during my morning run, on the first day of my resolution to start running before work. And I feel like I need to whine about it and gather any feedback that I might not be thinking about, because I'm clearly not thinking 100% straight. I was on the side walk of a pretty busy divided road, and approaching a T intersection where there was a road coming in on my left. I approached the crosswalk as a car came to the stop sign, and I ran into the crosswalk, thinking she saw me. Well she saw an opening in the traffic and took the opportunity to gun it and turn right on red, directly into me. I saw it just in time to get my hands down on the hood, but she had gotten enough speed going that I popped up onto the windshield and came down on the driver's side of the car.
The driver was a young woman in her late 20s, and she was more shook up than I was at the time. She's a runner too and apologized profusely and was freaking out. Being a therapist, I apparently reverted to my instincts and was pretty much consoling her once I picked myself up off the pavement. We exchanged information, but in my confused brain I didn't call the cops as all I could think of was that I'd be late for work. Then I had to run the 2 miles home, upon which time it dawned on me what'd happened and I had a little private freak out. But now I can't file a report because we didn't do it at the scene (I checked with the police a few minutes ago, to see if I could file a report without pressing charges, just to cover me in case any medical problems came up). Sucks!
My sister has bandaged up my knees and various scrapes on my legs, and I felt ok (not great, but not like anything was broken) until about an hour ago. Now my back is tightening up and my hips are getting sore. I called my chiropractor and he's going to see me later today and hopefully do some imaging just to rule out any major problems. I know I should go to a "real" doctor, and there's an urgent care next to my chiropractor, so perhaps I'll stop in there if necessary, but I really don't want to. I'm aware that sounds ridiculous, but I hate the hassle of all that, and all I want to do is lay on my couch and wallow in self-pity. Not that I'm doing that now, because I'm at work, but whatever.
Anyway, I just wanted to complain to my GIS ladies because this sort of sucks... but I'm constantly aware of how much worse it could have been and am thankful it's just some shredded legs and a sore back and hips (hopefully).