Thursday, January 04, 2007

Slippery When Wet

...or, I should say "Icy".

I almost got into an accident yesterday morning. I left the house a little earlier than normal while it was still dark. There were a fair number of cars already on the road and I was driving along this one road where the traffic has slowed down, so I slowed down too. Next thing I know, the truck in front of me started going to the opposite side of the road. I was already slowing down at this point, maybe less than 5 mph, when to my surprise my car slowly swerved to the opposite side of the road also. I must have hit a patch of black ice or something. Almost went off the road and almost made a complete 360. Luckily, I was able to stop in time. I also noticed the truck behind me kind of swerved to the other side side. There must have been multiple cars that lost control! Fortunately, the cars going the opposite way must have realized what was happening and gave us plenty of room. I was surprised that we didn't smash into each other and we were able to to drive off without a scratch. That was a close call!

Other than the near miss yesterday, I'm doing great! Diet is great, not 100%, but close. I haven't been keeping track of my water intake, but I know I drank a lot judging by all the bathroom trips and the trips to the kitchen to refill my water bottle :). Workouts are right on!

Yesterday (Wednesday):
AM: Eliptical (20 minutes HIIT + 20 minutes MISS), Abs, Lower Back Exercises

Today (Thursday):
AM: Treadmill (3.25 miles @ 5.8-6.0 mph and 1% incline [~33.5 minutes] + 6.5 minutes walking for warm-up and cool-down), Leg Strengthening Exercises
PM: LBWO, Knee Stabilizing Exercises

No shin splints and the back soreness is almost non-existant! WOOOHOOOO!!!!

While surfing the Runner's World Forum, one of the posters suggested this ab routine:

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=486

It looks like a great routine! I'll probably try it, but I don't know if I can remember all 15 exercises, LOL!

Later!

5 comments:

Irene said...

Oh, that would have scared me to death! I'm glad you didn't get into an accident!

Nice job on sticking with your nutrition and exercises!

Evelyne said...

Thank Goodness you're okay! How scary! Hate black ice!

Good for you on the water and eating healthy and workouts. Go, Chantal, go!

Pamela said...

Ohhhh Geepers Hon.. that is kinda scary.. I hate stuff like that too! Glad you're ok!
way to go on the fitness is right!
You're inspiring me.. I'll be hittng the Tready in a bit.. after I get kids sorted out doing something!

Katie said...

Bon Jovi, in case we are playing the song game over here too.

So glad that you are okay! Also glad that your back and shins are better. WOOHOO!!!!

Thanks for the link.

Lori said...

Glad you are ok. I hate winter. I want the sun to come back, I am so ready for spring already.

Lori