No, haven't run properly since last Sunday, and then only out with wife Sue on Tuesday accompanying her on w3r3 c25k, as got bad news of friend & neighbour who had a bad motorcycle accident, and received head injuries. He's a fit 75 year old, only been riding for 60 years! from what I had gathered he clipped the rear of a car, came off and headbutted a wall, crash helmet did help, but the blow caused a stroke & broke some vertebrae in his neck which caused a bleed into the brain.
I went up to St George's hospital London yesterday with his wife to see him in the nuero ward, as I approach him laying there forlornly, I touched his head and his eyes opened, great! a reaction! I said to him what are you doing lazing in bed this time of day! You should be out with me running! He started grinning, and said in a whispering voice, what are you doing here? Where's Sue? Great! he's responding well! But it early days yet, and he's not breathing on his own.
I asked him what happened, I had to listen hard as his voice was so low, he said, l quickly looked round then went into the back of a car, then remembers nothing, maybe he can tell more in time as he improves, but sounds like it was my friends own fault, one simple mistake! Maybe he was too close? I dont know, apparently the car he hit drove off without stopping, but the reg number was taken, so, that was traced and police got the driver.
I have a sneaking suspicion the car driver for some reason had got annoyed with the motorcyclist behind and jammed the brakes on! I mean why would someone in thier right mind do that and leave someone badly injured in the road, and then there's the damage to the rear of the car!
Hopefully in time the driver will be charged with the appropriate offence if found guilty.
As I said, It's early day's yet for my friend in recovery, but looking promising, although could remain paralysed down the left side and in a wheel chair! My mind's not been on much else lately! Probably out today with wife Sue on her c25k run to buck me up!😕