Monday, October 6, 2008


Well, the weekend was partially a good one. On Friday I got in a few miles on the bike before dark and then made my way to the pool. I had a pretty good workout on limited time. Not much else to report for Friday.

On Saturday, I met up with some friends for a little reunion. Some of us hadn't seen each other in a while, so it was nice to meet up with the girls and have some fun. It was nice seeing them, we had a great time. After the fun, my friend TJ and I decided to call it a night and head home. We were driving down a 4 lane highway, time was around 12:45. All of the sudden a huge black cow stepped out in front of my car. Right away I yanked the steering wheel to the left to avoid hitting the animal. Unfortunately, I still did. I hit the cow and it damaged the whole passenger side of my vehicle. It felt like I had hit a brick wall. I ran over into the guard rail and my car came to a stop. I was a second away from hitting the cow head on. It was awful. My friend jumped out of the car right away, calling the police and started running down toward the cow. I was crying and in shock and ran down as well. Within a minute or so, I think the cow stood back up and a man in a very small car came up and hit the cow head on. It sounded like a bomb had gone off. His car was demolished as the cow hit the hood and crashed through his windshield. I can't talk about what happened as he crawled out of the car, because it is just to horrible to think about. I have tried to block it out. He was injured badly. My SUV sustained quite a bit of damage. On impact I was apparently hit under my eye, as I now have a nice blue cheekbone. Other than that, no injuries. Other than being a nervous wreck. I just hope and pray that the guy that hit it after me will be ok. I have not heard anything and do not know his name. It was a horrible experience. A couple of pics TJ took while I was doing the accident report.

Yesterday, I need some running therapy to take my mind off of the accident . I got in 12 miles and it felt really good. Half marathon is less than 4 weeks away. Looking forward to that!

Happy Monday All~


Eric said...

I am glad that you are ok some time cows dosent know were they are standing have a great week and enjoy the running

jahowie said...

I'm glad that you are OK. It had to be an awful experience. I'm sorry that you went through this.

Spandex King said...

In August I hit a deer at 40mph on my bicycle! It felt like a brick wall. Beware!