Wisdom from Bridget Jones

You know those days when everything falls into place on your run and you just feel great?… Well today was one of those days!
I’ve spent the last day and a half waddling around with sudocream covering the sores on the top of my legs, fearing that I’d end up having to take more time off from running.  But tonight I spread some Vaseline over the raw bits and with my legs unable to rub whilst my pair of tights sat smoothly against my skin I was able to run without any discomfort at all.
My friend Hayley popped over before tea and we covered just under five miles running one of my favourite road routes. My legs were strong, my breathing spot on, the pace was just short of a tempo for me. It felt tough, – challenging but achievable and we could still grab conversation in patches on the way round. Just what I needed today!

Thanks for everyone’s comments about my CrossFit dilemma… Don’t panic, I won’t be trying anything at home on my own! I was very wary to begin with about getting injured without an instructor but people’s comments have permanently put me off. For now I’m going to attempt some strength training workout DVDs at home as a starting block and keep my eyes out for a CrossFit trial over the next couple of months.

The past two days Dan and I have been tidying, scrubbing, binning and reorganising ready for the estate agent to pay us a visit and evaluate our house which took place this morning. After 40 minutes (and some running chat after he spotted my running trainers in the porch, -turned out he was a runner too!) he gave us a much higher estimate than we had been hoping for.
We celebrated with high fives when he left cos that’s how we roll.

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.” (Bridget Jones)

Bridget Jones(source)

Dan stayed home to hear the valuation so was a little late heading into work this morning. No more than 45 minutes after he had left I got a call to say that he had been in a car accident. Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt. He had stopped for a red light. The woman behind, not concentrating swerved into the road to avoid hitting him and went straight into a lorry coming the other way which then pushed her car through the side of Dan’s. Police were called and drivers checked over but the damage was just to the vehicles and Dan is now driving a courtesy car until further notice. As he was quite shaken up, and without a working car he was sent home from work and spent the rest of the day trying to sort out the courtesy car or on the phone to the insurance company or worried workmates.
I’ve been in several crashes over my eleven years of driving but this was Dan’s first.

Just as you begin to think things are looking up, something comes and (quite literally) crashes you back down into reality…

4 thoughts on “Wisdom from Bridget Jones

  1. Oh my God, I’m so relieved to hear that Dan is okay. From the sounds of it that accident could have been potentially so much more serious. I’m not surprised he was shaken up :(

    Workout DVDs are always a good place to start, I think. I hope I wasn’t too melodramatic about Crossfit – you’ve just had such a bad time of it with injuries I’d hate to see you end up with another one! You deserve to run London and I’m already looking forward to the recap :)

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    1. I was incredibly worried, especially when he told me a lorry had been involved! And that it was likely his car was a right-off.
      Thank-you for being so honest in my Crossfit post. I think that’s what I needed most, – someone to lay it out to me. I’m so excited about London, I just want to make sure that I’m strong enough to do well on the day.

  2. Oh no! Glad to hear Dan is alright. How terrifying. You must be so shaken up but relieved. I’ve had one ‘major’ accident that was totally my fault (I’m not going to lie, I might have been eating an apple at the time of driving – true story). I was at a roundabout and a car was in front of me and I looked to the right and thought I could go, so drove straight into the back of the car in front of me. What an idiot! Luckily no one was hurt. Just an £800 cost to my car!!
    Good news about your house though! We’re going to have to go through all of that at some point as we want to move this year. It’s all a bit of a faff isn’t it?
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    1. Despite this being serious, I did just LOL that you were eating an apple at the time of your crash! I’ve been close to doing what you did on several occasions, you think you can go but the person infront decides otherwise…unfortunately it doesn’t end well! £800?! Not a fun mistake to make. :( Dan’s car has been declared as written off now and we’re waiting to hear how much he will get. I fear it won’t be very much at all and we’ll have to fork out on a new car. :(
      Moving house is a faff, but so exciting! Good luck with finding a place and all of the exciting moving decisions! :)

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