I woke up this morning at 4am for a fun Triathlon here in Charlotte. On my way I was singing pretty darn loud in my Jeep...
The morning was great, the weather perfect, the atmosphere electrifying. I have to add one point b/c this will give you chills later on.. 2 people, out of the 700 in the race, I knew I did not get along with. I always had it out for them, just thought they didnt like me. Ok- that will come back later...
So, the swim came and went. Felt pretty good other than the fact that everyone wears these speed suits these days that I do not have so I need to go buy one of those.. Still, good swim.. Then the bike..
I pretty much was on my own during the bike course, but felt pretty good. Until Mile 15......
A guy in a Truck thought he could make his left turn (opposite way of me) into his neighborhood faster than Me cycling past his entrance, He was wrong..
4 flips on the bike
51feet between where I stopped rolling from where he hit me
$1,000 damage to his bumper which hit my left side/leg (He T-boned me)
At first, total numbness in both legs, then just left side...
After all that, the doctor comes in and says "I have the results, and I dont think you realize what a miracle this is and how lucky you were, but both your Femer and Foot are not broken and your ankle is just sprained"..
Other than some crazy numbness and sore bruises, I am fine.
So I talked to God, of course for a while. And realized a couple of things that this was a lesson on.
1) The Charlotte Endurance community is amazing, So many people have reached out through Social Media today in huge thanks to My Good friend CL asking them all for prayers to go my way and updating everyone. They most definitely worked! Just as they did to one of our known coaches who was affected in the Boston Bombing.
2) A slap in the face! The first 2 people to come visit me in the Hospital, were none other than those 2 people I mentioned earlier that I did not have good impressions towards for the last 2 years. Man, was I wrong.. I seriously would have guest anyone but them. Thank you JH and JL! Truly meant alot
3) As I laid on the rode- I thought I could very well be paralyzed. I instantly asked God if that was my new road- please give me the strength to live that lifestyle. But it was not, and for that- Im rejuvenated and ready to roll...
Crazy, but alot more horrible stuff happens every second around the world.
I love you all.. Seriously, if your reading this- I love you in some way somehow..