For those of you that are unaware, on Saturday morning on my way to Balmoral to run their 5km and 10km races, and cycle back (100 miles total), I was hit by a car.
I was on a roundabout within the 1st mile of my cycle and the car never saw me
and my hi viz jacket, fluorescent bike and bright pink socks.
The ambulance arrived within minutes, I had orthopaedic surgery that afternoon (it couldn’t happen immediately as I had lots to eat for my breakfast), and I was held in hospital until Monday evening.
For the next two weeks I am on bed rest with a big cricket splint on my leg, and I will have to withdraw from all my races for at least the next two months. I’m not even sure if I’ll manage my training holiday in Davos in June.
It is very unfortunate but I realise I have also been extremely lucky. It could have been so much worse, and I couldn’t ask for a better supporting community around me at this time. I have had a ridiculous number of visitors, messages, calls (and presents!), and I cannot wait to get back on my feet properly again (albeit 5 stone heavier and 5 minutes per mile slower, but hey ho!)!
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for following me on my journey so far and I am determined to keep going. I know it won’t be easy but even without this setback it was never going to be easy!
Please please please never give up on your dreams. Make those goals – whatever they may be – and work your butt of to achieve them, even if it takes decades and hundreds of setbacks! After all, for the next few weeks I’ll be living vicariously through you guys, so will be expecting results!
Thanks again for your kind words, messages, Facebooks, visits, emails and phone calls, and I hope to see you sooner rather than later…!