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Old 10-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #751
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U-hauls only 26"? That shouldn't take very long. Careful, they may get trod upon by dwarves.
Seriously- does nobody get this joke? I was a) pouncing on a mistake by Tim and b) referencing a great movie. Anyone?? Is this thing on??
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Well, it finally happened last night. I figured it would be inevitable with all of the running that I've been doing and was bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, with all of the miles I've logged I knew it was bound to happen at some point. But it still sneaks up on you and hits you like a truck. I'm talking of course, about being hit by a truck. And the worst part - Evan was with me.

Evan has been showing renewed interest in running the Mickey Mile in January, so we decided to take a mile jog last night. The sun had already set and it was just starting to sprinkle, but he wanted to go anyway.

3 houses down from our house is a 4 way stop. We approached and I thought I made eye contact with the driver to make sure he saw us. Evidently, he looked right through me. Evan and I started across, and as I always do when crossing the street, I kept myself between him and the traffic. He was so excited to get running that when we were 3/4 of the way across the street (and directly in front of the truck) he took off running to the curb. And the driver of the Dodge Ram started to accelerate. He had already come to a stop right at the crosswalk, so there wasn't much gap between his bumper and my thigh. I heard his engine start to rev just as Evan jumped onto the curb, so I knew he was safe. I was able to get myself turned to face the truck just as it made contact. I smacked his hood with both hands, let out a very loud "HEY!" and started back peddling along with the truck trying to keep my feet from getting caught under it. He immediately saw me and hit the brakes, but not after pushing me for 3 or 4 feet. As I got to the curb by Evan, he was rolling down his passenger window and apologizing.

Truthfully, I was shaken up, but not angry. Evan was fine, and that was my main concern. It was dark and rainy and I know how the streetlights can play tricks on you in those conditions. And it's partly my own fault - I had grabbed a red fleece jacket because of the rain. Not exactly the brightest or most reflective choice. That's why I always wear bright white running shirts when I go out after dark.

The best part was that Evan and I finished his mile run, only stopping to walk a few times for about a block. He did it in 15 minutes. Not bad for 6 years old.
Close one. Glad nobody was hurt. It gets tough this time of year when the sun goes down so early.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:40 AM   #752
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Well, it finally happened last night. I figured it would be inevitable with all of the running that I've been doing and was bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, with all of the miles I've logged I knew it was bound to happen at some point. But it still sneaks up on you and hits you like a truck. I'm talking of course, about being hit by a truck. And the worst part - Evan was with me.
Wow... glad you are ok. (You sure that wasn't Carl driving?)

How dare that person try to take out my nemesis! That is my job.

That is really scary! I hope it didn't scare Evan too much to have him stop running with you.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #753
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Just some running stuff. You wouldn't be interested.
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I use the runkeeper app on my iPhone. There are a ton of customization options, but I have it set to give me voice feedback every mile with my current time, split time, etc. Best of all, it's free.
Runkeeper app? I guess I have to DL that one too.

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Pushing that truck from Indiana to Connecticut would be a good workout.
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Seriously- does nobody get this joke? I was a) pouncing on a mistake by Tim and b) referencing a great movie. Anyone?? Is this thing on??
I was wondering what you were talking about. I guess it wouldn't take too long to load up 2 26'' trucks.

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Well, it finally happened last night. I figured it would be inevitable with all of the running that I've been doing and was bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, with all of the miles I've logged I knew it was bound to happen at some point. But it still sneaks up on you and hits you like a truck. I'm talking of course, about being hit by a truck. And the worst part - Evan was with me.

Evan has been showing renewed interest in running the Mickey Mile in January, so we decided to take a mile jog last night. The sun had already set and it was just starting to sprinkle, but he wanted to go anyway.

3 houses down from our house is a 4 way stop. We approached and I thought I made eye contact with the driver to make sure he saw us. Evidently, he looked right through me. Evan and I started across, and as I always do when crossing the street, I kept myself between him and the traffic. He was so excited to get running that when we were 3/4 of the way across the street (and directly in front of the truck) he took off running to the curb. And the driver of the Dodge Ram started to accelerate. He had already come to a stop right at the crosswalk, so there wasn't much gap between his bumper and my thigh. I heard his engine start to rev just as Evan jumped onto the curb, so I knew he was safe. I was able to get myself turned to face the truck just as it made contact. I smacked his hood with both hands, let out a very loud "HEY!" and started back peddling along with the truck trying to keep my feet from getting caught under it. He immediately saw me and hit the brakes, but not after pushing me for 3 or 4 feet. As I got to the curb by Evan, he was rolling down his passenger window and apologizing.

Truthfully, I was shaken up, but not angry. Evan was fine, and that was my main concern. It was dark and rainy and I know how the streetlights can play tricks on you in those conditions. And it's partly my own fault - I had grabbed a red fleece jacket because of the rain. Not exactly the brightest or most reflective choice. That's why I always wear bright white running shirts when I go out after dark.

The best part was that Evan and I finished his mile run, only stopping to walk a few times for about a block. He did it in 15 minutes. Not bad for 6 years old.

Really glad that Evan was completely unscathed and that you're alright too. Other than the truck incident it seems like a really fun run.

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Runkeeper app? I guess I have to DL that one too.
If you both download it and are members of each others street teams you can look at each others past runs to see how fast and far they are.
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If you both download it and are members of each others street teams you can look at each others past runs to see how fast and far they are.
Oh snap! Barry and I would be on the same team? That seems like it would break the time space continuum.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:44 AM   #756
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Do you have a RoadID Barry. It might be worth looking into it. I know they are highly recommended for anyone that runs on roads.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #757
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Oh snap! Barry and I would be on the same team? That seems like it would break the time space continuum.
You can just pretend is says street nemesi
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #758
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Well, it finally happened last night. I figured it would be inevitable with all of the running that I've been doing and was bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, with all of the miles I've logged I knew it was bound to happen at some point. But it still sneaks up on you and hits you like a truck. I'm talking of course, about being hit by a truck. And the worst part - Evan was with me.


I'm glad it wasn't any worse than that, and that Evan is ok.

Also glad the guy didn't try to blame you for being in his way.

Good run Evan!
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WHOO HOO! I have cred now!

I just lost it, didn't I?
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Well, it finally happened last night. ...
The best part was that Evan and I finished his mile run, only stopping to walk a few times for about a block. He did it in 15 minutes. Not bad for 6 years old.
I'm glad that you are alright. In other news, I'm also really, REALLY sad that I was beat by a 6 yr old. Then again, I'm not allowed to run for at least another week so I have to walk my 3.3-3.5 miles a day until then.
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If you both download it and are members of each others street teams you can look at each others past runs to see how fast and far they are.
Ix-nay on the treet-say eam-tay alk-tay! We're keeping our cred to ourselves!

Seriously though, we should get a list of DDC runkeeper id's like the twitter/email/phone list we have on the other site.
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Barry, I'm sorry to hear about that. I'm going to have to chew someone out. He was supposed to just go on by if any of the kids were with you.

Seriously though, I'm glad you're ok. That's a scary thing and it could have been much worse.
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I was wondering what you were talking about. I guess it wouldn't take too long to load up 2 26'' trucks.

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Well, since Mark was here and didn't make mention of the reference, I will explain. In the movie This is Spinal Tap, Nigel St Hubbins made a similar punctuation error. It resulted in their Stonehenge stage scenery being about a foot and a half tall.

As a musical guy you'd appreciate this. Go to the 2:10 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAXzzHM8zLw
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Well, it finally happened last night. I figured it would be inevitable with all of the running that I've been doing and was bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, with all of the miles I've logged I knew it was bound to happen at some point. But it still sneaks up on you and hits you like a truck. I'm talking of course, about being hit by a truck. And the worst part - Evan was with me.

Evan has been showing renewed interest in running the Mickey Mile in January, so we decided to take a mile jog last night. The sun had already set and it was just starting to sprinkle, but he wanted to go anyway.

3 houses down from our house is a 4 way stop. We approached and I thought I made eye contact with the driver to make sure he saw us. Evidently, he looked right through me. Evan and I started across, and as I always do when crossing the street, I kept myself between him and the traffic. He was so excited to get running that when we were 3/4 of the way across the street (and directly in front of the truck) he took off running to the curb. And the driver of the Dodge Ram started to accelerate. He had already come to a stop right at the crosswalk, so there wasn't much gap between his bumper and my thigh. I heard his engine start to rev just as Evan jumped onto the curb, so I knew he was safe. I was able to get myself turned to face the truck just as it made contact. I smacked his hood with both hands, let out a very loud "HEY!" and started back peddling along with the truck trying to keep my feet from getting caught under it. He immediately saw me and hit the brakes, but not after pushing me for 3 or 4 feet. As I got to the curb by Evan, he was rolling down his passenger window and apologizing.

Truthfully, I was shaken up, but not angry. Evan was fine, and that was my main concern. It was dark and rainy and I know how the streetlights can play tricks on you in those conditions. And it's partly my own fault - I had grabbed a red fleece jacket because of the rain. Not exactly the brightest or most reflective choice. That's why I always wear bright white running shirts when I go out after dark.

The best part was that Evan and I finished his mile run, only stopping to walk a few times for about a block. He did it in 15 minutes. Not bad for 6 years old.

YIKES! I probably would have flipped out. Of course, if you can't see me while driving you shouldn't have a license.
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Well, since Mark was here and didn't make mention of the reference, I will explain. In the movie This is Spinal Tap, Nigel St Hubbins made a similar punctuation error. It resulted in their Stonehenge stage scenery being about a foot and a half tall.

As a musical guy you'd appreciate this. Go to the 2:10 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAXzzHM8zLw
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I think this is OK to post here....

So I finally signed up for the Gingerbread Run @ Give Kids The World on Nov. 3rd. If you'd like check out my first giving page HERE!
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