Friday, January 05, 2007


Woke this morning with a sore throat and feeling a little chesty. I think the stress of the past few days is catching up with me. You see the truth is I haven't been really with it for a few days. On Monday evening I got a call from my 19yo daughter Leah, she'd been in an accident on the way home from Phillip Island. She told me where she was and then had to go because the ambulance was there.... I headed off to Heathmont only to see 3 police cars, 2 firetrucks, an ambulance, a light pole down and our recently acquired 4wd on its roof - totalled! Panic struck as I ran to ambulance, the officer told Leah that her mum was here - how did he know? Only mothers have that worried look - he'd seen it enough times. Thankfully she was unhurt - just a few bruises and no one else was involved. We are so lucky!! The firemen were all amazed that she got out alive - they and the police kept telling me that it was a miracle that she was not killed. Needless to say I believe I have been given the biggest gift ever on New Years day - my daughters life. Later that evening when I got home I needed to speak to someone, I didn't know who to ring... so I called my brother and immediately broke down and cried - he hung up the phone and came around to make sure I was ok. We are! We are all ok now.

So the above should explain why I asked for frequent text messages as they drove to NSW with their Dad just one day after the accident! And why I haven't been sleeping well.... Well now that I've put it out in the open I feel a little better, like having a dark secret eating away at me.... now its purged. Still I feel like I could easily delete the whole paragraph - may yet do that....

Physio appointment today - Joe is pretty happy with my progress and and only need to see him one more time. Since he didn't say I cant run I'm going to assume that I can. Fair?? But I will avoid hills. So when I return to work in another week I'll change my run from around the tan to run down by the river, cross over at the bridge and run the other side up to Birrarung Marr - will have to see how far that is - should be still around 4k or so I think. In any case - I'll avoid Anderson St hill for now.

Tonight's training: Speed Squat. In the gym around 5:30

Box squats. 60kg 12 sets of 2 reps of the low box.

Speed Deadlifts. taped my hand so I could grip the bar. 85kg for 8 singles.

Jumping kneeling squat. still not mastering this one - can do it with arm thrust but tried to do it with my hands on my head - and kept falling flat on my face. Needs more practice.

Hanging leg raise. 3 sets of 10. Getting better at keeping my body still between reps.

Side Bridges. 3 sets of 10

Hypers with the bar on back. 18kg 3 sets of 8 reps.

Chatted with Dirk before leaving the gym at 7pm.

Nothing on the idiot box, gonna watch a video that I bought the other day - an oldie.... Dangerous Liaisons with John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Glenn Close and Uma Thurman. Enjoy some Haighs truffles that I picked up whilst in the city and wash it down with freshly ground & brewed coffee from Atomica.

Good night all

Vicki xxxx


2P said...

Wow Vicki that is amazing!

I reckon it's fair enough that you are not sleeping well - glad to hear your daughter is alright :-)

Louise said...

hey - thanks for sharing that. It's so much scarier when it happens to someone close to you - somehow it's easier when it happens to you. Glad it was only the car that got damaged.