On Saturday, March 22, I was doing a training run with running buddies in Morgan-Monroe Forest - from noon until 10:30 PM - got in over 32 miles. We are all training for the Indiana Trail 100 Mile Race on April 26-27. We left and I decided to eat at a Bedford Denny's before heading home. Had a great meal - LOTS of coffee! I was 100% awake and ready for a 45-minute drive to Seymour on US 50. I drove out on Highway 37 to catch US 50. A block away, a guy T-boned me - a very violent hit. I have no memory of it. I woke up later in a LifeLine helicopter that was about to take to me to trauma at Methodist in Indy. Next few days were and still are a huge blur and total disbelief that I was in bad shape. My car looks like death - it took over 20 minutes to cut me out.
Four broken ribs, neck fracture C7, multiple fractures and breaks throughout the pelvis and sacrum region (unreal pain even now), internal bleeding on many organs that thankfully stopped and did not require surgery. bruising everywhere. I was at Methodist in critical condition for a while, then moved to Columbus Regional Rehab for the start of months of rehabbing. Now using a wheelchair and walker. And yesterday back home a week or two earlier than normal due to my excellent shape because I am an ultra marathoner. I had an ultra at the end of this month, but was given a new one with this accident. SO glad I was in great shape. Photos and videos later next week.
So thankful to God, the EMTs and my family.