Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Probably The Scariest Thing That's Ever Happened To Me

Hey Loveys,

Ok.. So I want to share with you something absolutely insane that happened to C and I this weekend. It wasn't good. It was probably the most scary thing that's ever happened to me before. But all is good now, so I can talk about it with you :).

Basically, we were in a horrific car accident. Let me explain...

We were on our way to the grocery store because I had a friend from London coming for the night (to run the Colour Me Rad 5km with us!) so we were driving down the road and we came to a red light. We stopped, and we were the first car in the center lane waiting at the red. There was a race going on in the city at the same time called the City Chase (I think... or it was something similar) so the street was busy with people crossing the street who were finishing up the race.

We were at the stop light a good 4 or 5 seconds before all of a sudden there was a HUGE crash, we were flying through people into the intersection, there were people on the hood and windshield of our car and all I can hear are people screaming. Once the car stopped moving, C and I just looked at each other and had NO idea what was even going on. He pulled off to the side of the street, asked if I was ok, once I was confirmed fine he ran out to help the people that had been hit by us.

Basically, a large Ford Explorer type vehicle ran into the back of us while we were stopped at the red light. One of the witnesses that was in her car in the lane next to us told us that basically he ran into us like there was no one stopped there, and there wasn't a red light. Basically this guy just wasn't paying attention to the road. I have no idea what he was doing, but it wasn't driving properly.

I instantly found my phone and called 911. Turns out I wasn't the first person to call but I was the first one who was actually involved in the accident to call so I could let her know we were ok, but the pedestrians were not. I'm not sure the extent of the injuries, but I know 3 people were hurt (I didn't want to go over and see because I'm not good in situations like that, but C went and  helped) and taken away in an ambulance, and I think we ran over someone's ankle too (I know, so awful... ). While I was on the phone with 911 I noticed that someone's Blue Jays hat was stuck under our windshield wiper.. not good.

Needless to say, this is what the car looked like:

Sooo yeah... basically we have no more trunk. We're in a rental car now because (obviously) this one is not drivable. So yes! That took up our entire Saturday afternoon. Crazy, right? Ugh.. so scary. Thank god everyone is ok for the most part. Phewf.

On a bright note, today I got an awesome workout in! After work I went to go meet Dr. Lista at The Plastic Surgery Clinic to discuss his skincare line Miracle10 which I've discussed before, and I got two new products to try out and tell you guys (and the people who read my NEW BLOG.. please follow via BlogLovin' if you get the chance!!) and I'm super excited about it. But you will have to wait and find out what I think since I'm not telling you right now! But C was back at work doing TRX so I went back to pick him up and decided to workout while I waited instead of doing nothing :).

The gym was busier than normal... and by normal I mean busier than 2pm because that's when I normally workout. But I absolutely crushed my back, shoulders, biceps, triceps and abs today:

5 minute warm-up on the eliptical
3 sets, 8 reps of assisted pull-ups, 85lbs of help (I need to rebuild strength so don't judge)
3 sets, 10 reps of lateral raise machine, 50lbs and 40lbs
3 sets, 8 reps of lat pulldown, 55lbs
3 sets, 8 reps of shoulder press, 30lbs
3 sets, 8 reps of lat cable pulls, 50lbs
3 sets, 8 reps of bicep cable curls, 25lbs plus the bar
3 sets, 8 reps of tricep pressdowns, 25lbs
5 more minutes of cardio just for fun on the eliptical
25-20-15-10-10-10 reps, ab crunches on the stability ball with a 10lbs weight plate on my chest
1 minute plank


I'm pooped now, but I loved it!! So much so that I decided to snap a selfie in the car post-workout and all sweaty.


Q: Please tell me you had a better Saturday than I did? :)


  1. OMG!!! That is super scary - glad you are OK, and I can't believe you ran the Color Run the next day, hopefully you don't have any delayed trauma or injuries.
    After my first car accident (sadly I've been in 2) I felt fine until 2 days later and then woke up in excruciating pain - so take it easy

    1. Thanks Sarah! It was super scary. I had a small headache the day off but nothing too insane. It was fixed with some food! It's been 5ish days now and I still don't feel anything so I think I'm ok!

  2. when I was reading your story about car crush, I had a impression that I was watching the movie fast and furious:))) I hope your are fine now

    1. It was totally like a movie - so sureal!!

  3. Holy crap... That is scary! I am glad you are okay.

  4. WOW. I'm SO glad you guys are ok!! So scary!

    1. Thanks Karen! It was scary.. but it's ok now :)

  5. So happy you're okay! Cannot believe that happened!

    1. I KNOW! I'm glad I was good enough to do the run still!! xoxo

  6. This is one of the most frightening stories I have read in a long time. I am so glad to hear that you and C are ok and that the pedestrians did not have serious injuries too. Hugs to you both!!

    1. Thanks Mary!! Everyone is doing well!! :) xoxo

  7. oh my goodness. I am so sorry that you guys had to experience that! I cant imagine the mental toll that has to take on you. what a scary, scary thing. I am thanking god that you were both ok, and I will pray that you continue to heal up mentally and hang in there as time goes on!

  8. Oh no!!! That is a terrible situation. I hope all the pedestrians were okay :( And I hope that you and your friend don't have any residual pain. Whiplash is tough! I had the same thing happen to me - minus the pedestrians - and even now 10 years later, I still watch my rearview like a hawk at redlights and freak out when people approach quickly.

  9. How scary!!! Hope everything is okay!!!!!!


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