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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.

Black and Blue.

WOW.  This is definitely NOT the post I thought I would be writing tonight.  Crazy how much can change in an instant.  Right now, I should be in Ohio celebrating our family wedding with all our loved ones, and instead I’m on my couch in Virginia with my feet propped up.  But let me back up to the beginning…

We woke up early to get packed and ready for our big trip to Ohio.  The plan was to work this morning, do our packing, get a quick haircut, and be on our way.  I spent half of my morning snuggling Indy and preparing to leave him for four days.  I HATE leaving the dogs. 

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This is a normal relationship, right?

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We wanted to wear the dogs out a bit so that they wouldn’t be total maniacs for the dog-sitter, so even though it was drizzling outside we decided to take them for a run.  Little did I know that the skies would open up and we’d be caught in a total downpour.  Three soaking wet miles later, we returned home – totally drenched.

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This is Casey saying are you seriously taking my picture while I’m standing in the pouring rain?  We had two very wet dogs on our hands, so I brought them in an toweled them off one by one. 

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I jumped in the shower, changed into dry clothes and headed out the door to walk to my 12pm haircut appointment.  It was still pouring rain, so I grabbed my big black umbrella and an apple to snack on while I walked.  Just at the end of my block, literally 100 feet from my front door, I stepped out into the crosswalk (with the green light) to head across the street.  From there everything sort of turned to slow motion…

The street I was crossing was one-way, and suddenly out of the corner of my eye I saw a giant tan vehicle barreling down on me.  I had a split second to react and tried to jump out of the way, but before I even knew what was happening the SUV slammed me at full speed and sent me flying.  From what I was told by the wonderful couple who helped me, I flew about ten feet across the middle of the street.  Apparently the woman who hit me didn’t even see me or realize she had hit someone until she saw my umbrella go flying through the air.  Gives me chills to think about.

I got slammed by the car (which turned out to be a gigantic Chevy Tahoe) taking all the impact in my top right thigh, and hit the ground on my left side.  The minute I hit the pavement I went into shock.  I started crawling to the side of the road screaming “oh my god” and trying to get out of the street so I didn’t get run over.  A man stopped and helped me get to the sidewalk, where I laid down on his jacket.  A few bystanders called 911, and others tried to hold up umbrellas and offer dry cover.  As dramatic and insane as getting hit by the car was, the fact that it was POURING torrential rain just took things to a new level.

Within a minute of getting hit I was yelling “someone call my husband” and in a panic I actually grabbed my own phone and called him myself.  I would estimate that Casey was by my side within 30 seconds, absolutely dead white in the face.  Meanwhile, the woman who hit me was beyond hysterical, and I was actually trying to comfort her and tell her that I was not going to die.  She was screaming at the top of her lungs, and it made me really nervous that perhaps I was worse than I realized.

I did a lot of groaning and moaning – I’ve honestly never felt pain like that in my life.  My legs felt like they were going to explode.  At the same time, I knew I could bend them and feel them (GOD could I feel them), so I kept trying to tell myself that ultimately I would be okay.  At one point I glanced down and could tell that there was a lot of blood soaking through my jeans on the left leg, and it got me pretty worked up.  The freezing rain made things so much worse, and I was violently shaking from the shock and the cold.

Finally, after almost 30 minutes of laying in the road with cold rain pounding down on me, the ambulance arrived and the crazy medical drama began.  It was everything I’ve seen on TV, and I couldn’t really process that it was actually happening to me.  Head secured in a neck brace, body strapped onto a backboard, wheeled across the road on a gurney, insanely long ambulance ride to a trauma unit, and eventually landed in an emergency trauma room with people zooming everywhere, machines strapped all over me, and a total out of body experience. 

Can I just stop to tell you that first of all, I had to have my rain soaked tight jeans peeled off of me in the ambulance by two middle aged men.  And then when I got the ER, there was a lot of totally exposed x-ray taking happening in a crowded room, and despite ALL the pain and panic I was having, the only thing I kept thinking was “of all the days, WHY did I wear lace underwear today?”

So after the underwear humiliation, they determined that my left leg was going to require a bit of repair.  I got wheeled to another room for an excruciatingly painful wound cleaning and had my knee pieces back together 8 stitches.  At this point I was also finally reunited with Casey, and seeing him made me smile for the first time through this whole ordeal.

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Then came time for the stitches, and all smiles were gone.  Pretty sure the people walking by my room thought I was giving birth.  Worst pain EVER.  Casey said they stuck a needle in my knee about 50 times to numb it with local anesthetic – so much that he had to leave the room because he was feeling so light headed.

I have a really disgusting photo of the knee wound pre-stitches, but I have been told that it is too gross to post on the blog.  Instead, I will s
how you the after shot – nice and bandaged, and feeling ready to go home.

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I have a shiny new pair of crutches that I’m hobbling around on, although to be honest, sparing one leg just makes the other one hurt more.

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Casey said that when he went running out of the house after the accident, and then running back in to grab clothes and keys and things, the dogs were trembling.  Isn’t it weird how they can tell when something is wrong?  I think they are happy to have me back home.

Part of me is still in a bit of shock.  I woke up this morning excited for a trip out of town and expected to be greeting family at dinner tonight.  Instead, traces of the days events are still laying around as scary reminders of what can go wrong in a split second.

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How ironic that we moved to the DC area because we were tired of feeling unsafe by having to drive so much in Charlotte.  I never would have guessed that in my perfect walking paradise, I still need to be so cautious of distracted and dangerous drivers.  It’s a lesson I hope we can all take away from my experience – no matter how late you are, or how rushed you feel, it is always worth it to slow down and pay attention.

I have no idea when I will be running again – at this point I’m working on walking.  We got our flights re-booked after my mother in law spent 3 hours on the phone and a confirmation call to the hospital – insanity.  We are now leaving for Ohio early tomorrow morning.  I will never be so happy to land in the arms of our loving families.

Thank you all so much for your many well wishes, emails, and Tweets.  I feel very loved and blessed.

Before I go…

Please, just for me, drive a little slower tomorrow…

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Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul     at 10:37 pm

Oh, sweet Emily! I’m so sorry that this happened to you. You are in my thoughts and I hope you have a speedy recovery!


Deva (Voracious Vorilee)     at 10:38 pm

I am so thankful that you are okay! I can’t imagine what that must have been like for you and for Casey – it sounds so scary.



Heather     at 10:41 pm

OH MY GOSH I can’t believe you were not crushed, broke your legs, or something so scary like that. I would have been freaking out, too so you are not out of the ordinary. I cannot even imagine!! So glad you are “ok” though!


Laura     at 10:41 pm

I am SO glad you are okay Emily. How unbelievably scary this must have been for you. I can’t believe the woman that hit you was acting so hysterical. She should have been worried about you, not herself!

Enjoy your trip home! I’ll be sending well wishes your way on a speedy recovery!


Amy     at 10:41 pm

Sweet girl!!! How horrible for you. <3 I am so sorry! I rushed out of the house a year ago to catch a friend's cat and ended up falling in a hole, breaking my ankle in 3 places, having surgery, tons of medical bills, but it definitely teaches you…. what is important, what is not. What you can replace, what you can't.

Be safe on your flight!


alison     at 10:42 pm

Oh my goodness, what a horrible ordeal. I’m so sorry this happened to you, but I’m so happy that you’re safe and sound.
I cannot even begin to imagine how awful this afternoon must have been for you.

Angels were definitely watching over you today!

Best wishes for a quick and speedy recovery.


Melissa @ Running with Needles     at 10:42 pm

Wow. That is so scary for you to go through – and thank goodness you’re doing well. Having a family get event to look forward to is probably helping keep you in good spirits!
Hope it heals quickly Emily!


elle     at 10:43 pm

So sad to read your story, such a horrible experience. It is true how quickly bad things can happen. I’m glad you’re ok and I’m sure you’ll recover quickly. All about being positive and visiting your family is the best medicine. Feel better soon, love your blog! Keep the veggie recipes coming, they’re amazing.


Jen @ She said. She said.     at 10:44 pm

Wow. That is one crazy and scary story. I got chills just reading it. I’m so glad that you are okay. I’ll be sending all healing vibes your way. :)


Dorry     at 10:45 pm

Oh – chills. I’ve been thinking about you all afternoon! I just cannot believe this happened to you but I am so glad that your injuries aren’t worse. I am so glad Casey was able to get there so quickly and that you are still going to Ohio! I know it will be the perfect remedy to be with family and loved ones. Again, SO THANKFUL your injuries weren’t worse. I hope the pain subsides enough (hopefully you have some medication!) for you to get some sleep tonight. Hugs to you, brave lady!


Farah     at 10:47 pm

Oh My God Emily – I am so glad you are OK. I’ve been reading your blog for a while but haven’t commented before. But thak God you are OK. God bless you! My stomach turned at reading this – and all I can think of right now is that life is so precious and that we should really be thankful for what we have – every day.
I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery….and have a safe trip to your family in Ohio this weekend.

All my best,



Ginna     at 10:47 pm

OMG ….first thing reading this I thought “is she actually blogging after this has happened????” Crazy girl! SO glad you are ok. U are so lucky to be alive! Our family has learned this lesson all too recently and we are so thankful for our health right now. Please take it easy! Have a great time with your family.


Jennifer@ knackfornutrition     at 10:47 pm

I know I already left you a message on Twitter, but upon reading this, I feel compelled to once again let you know that I am so happy you are okay.

That entire post left my mouth hanging wide open. That is really unbelievable.

I hope that you are able to get some rest tonight and have a safe flight tomorrow. I am sure that seeing your family will make you feel much better.



maya     at 10:49 pm

Oh my God, I’m so glad you’re okay! It’s absolutely terrifying how fast something like that can happen. Thank god you were somehow able to keep your most important bits protected when you landed. Here’s hoping you have just as amazing and speedy of a recovery…



Katie @ Healthy Heddleston     at 10:50 pm

Aww Emily. I am so glad you are okay! Please rest and enjoy your time this weekend. Goodluck to Casey in the marathon.


Lori H     at 10:50 pm

Wow! So glad you are OK. Here I was picturing you off for a wedding weekend and was surprised a post showed up in my Reader. Take care and rest!


Kristina @ spabettie     at 10:50 pm

I am SO glad it was not worse!! sorry this happened, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

we have so many pedestrians and cyclists in Portland, I am always careful – good lesson for everyone slow down!

<3 swift healing!


sarah     at 10:50 pm

speechless. though I did just email you. gulp.


Ally     at 10:51 pm

Oh gosh, oh gosh, oh gosh. How awful!! That is so scary I was crying when I read your story :( I’m so sorry you had to go through that but thank God you are okay. You are so right about being careful, especially with all the running and everything a lot of us probably do along roads. Be extra careful. Its very easy to be distracted driving and anything can happen in a split second. I’m just so relieved that you are okay. I feel awful your day turned out so opposite of the way you planned. Take care and get better soon!


Erica     at 10:52 pm

Wow, I am so glad you’re okay. That is incredibly scary. I’ll day definitely say a prayer that you can heal as quickly as possible. :)

I think all of us drivers get a little too distracted sometimes and we forget that it takes just a second of carelessness to hurt ourselves or someone else.


Katie @ Life... Discombobulated     at 10:53 pm

Oh my goodness!!! I’m so glad you’re ok!!!! I will drive slower tomorrow and wait an extra 10 seconds at every stop sign just for you. Take it easy and enjoy your family. Phew!


Liz     at 10:53 pm

So glad you’re okay… hope the trip to Ohio goes much smoother tomorrow!


S @ extremebalance.net/blog     at 10:54 pm


That’s terrifying! Speedy recovery to you–SO glad to hear you didn’t hit your head…


Elizabeth     at 10:54 pm

If anything your accident can serve as reminder of how dangerous a car really is and that folks should pay attention when they’re driving to their surroundings. My dad was hit by a car walking across the street 3 years ago and had to use a cane for a year and he still gets epidural shots in his back because of the pain. I am so glad that you are relatively alright considering how things could have ended. Here’s to a swift recovery for you.


Tess     at 10:55 pm

Emily – so glad you are ok. I can only imagine what a scary day you have had. Hope you get to feeling better soon. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers =)


Kathleen     at 10:56 pm

This got me teary eyed for real. So true, definitely puts everything into perspective. So glad you are o.k. – as o.k. as you can be after such an awful event. I absolutely agree that dogs can sense when we are in pain or when something is wrong. Take care, snuggle with your babies and get a good night of rest. BTW, my dog lays on me too and yes, totally normal :)


Jordan Wandfluh     at 10:56 pm

Emily! I am so glad you are okay! Reading this gave me chills down my spine. Before reading this I was so excited to tell you about Chicago and how I actually ran the whole thing. You had told me about your experience with Chicago and it gave me hope I could do well despite the lack of training I did. Upon reading this the marathon seems so trivial. I hope you make a speedy recovery and you will be in my prayers!


Madison M     at 10:57 pm

So glad to hear that you are okay! What a crazy and scary experience. I remember the time I got hit (in my car) and totaled it – by far the scariest experience of my life. I can only imagine it’s about ten times worse when you aren’t in a car! Here’s to a speedy recovery!


Alayna @ Thyme Bombe     at 10:57 pm

Woah, I had a bit of shock myself when I realized what this post was about. So glad you are ok. I can’t believe you guys are getting on a plane in the morning, I know it’s an important occasion but you are a strong woman to be able to get up and go after that. Nurture yourself as much as you can on your trip!


katherine     at 10:58 pm

wow. best wishes for a speedy recovery & safe travels tomorrow. take it easy and rest rest rest!


Meredith     at 10:58 pm

I am so glad that you’re going to be alright, also I’m praying for a quick recovery!


Dan     at 10:59 pm

Holy something, Emily! That is awful! Here I was anticipating a quick last-minute Front Burner update before going to sleep and now my adrenaline is all FULL STEAM AHEAD! Wow!

Please take care of yourself and give yourself time to heal properly. You’re going to be so unbelievably sore in the next few days and the bruise is going to be horrific, poor thing.

A totally traumatic experience that hopefully doesn’t scare you away from enjoying your walker’s paradise. Feel better, and take care.


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)     at 11:00 pm

I’m so glad to hear you’re ok after the accident. When I saw your first tweet, I was shocked and worried. I really hope you recover quickly. If you feel any pain, don’t hesitate to go back to the hospital to check it out again. I had a coach in high school who was hit by a car on her bicycle and she had a similar story to yours, she fractured one of her vertebrae, but if it had been the one above it, she could have been paralyzed or worse.

I live in the DC area, so if you need anything don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, and I’d be happy to help you out in any way I can! :)


Catherine     at 11:01 pm

Oh My God! I am SO glad you are ok!! While I was reading this I was getting shivers all up my back. I hope you have a good time in Ohio, and heal as quickly as possible!!! :(


cookienurse     at 11:03 pm

Thanks for sharing, I cannot believe after the whole experience, you still cared enough to blog! Blessings and healing to you! Thank God you are OK!


Lindsay     at 11:04 pm

SO glad you’re okay!

And my brother is a med student – trust me, these people don’t really care what underwear you’re wearing AND have seen a thousand times worse. Haha =)


Lauren     at 11:04 pm

Emily, I’m so glad you are “ok,” if you can say that! I can’t even imagine. I’m praying for you!


Sara     at 11:05 pm

I have never left a comment before, but I wanted to let you know that I am so happy that you are ok!


Estela @ Weekly Bite     at 11:06 pm

Oh my goodness!!! What a horrific ordeal to go through! I’m so glad you’re okay!


Allison     at 11:06 pm

Omg Emily, I can’t believe that happened! So glad to hear you’re doing OK, but I can’t imagine what that was like. Feel better and have a safe trip to Ohio!


LauraLee     at 11:06 pm

SO glad you’re ok. Wow.


Angie     at 11:06 pm

Maybe all of your running/marathon training gave you strong, superhuman legs? It is absolutely amazing that you are (for the most part) ok. It’s crazy how everything can change in a split second. I live in a very walk-friendly neighborhood as well, just outside of Boston, and am going to be a little more careful- both walking, and driving.

Scary. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you feel better soon!


Janene     at 11:08 pm

Emily, I’m so glad you’re okay! What an awful ordeal to go through! I’ll be sending good vibes your way during the healing process, and enjoy your time in the Buckeye State! I’ll be driving through C-bus sunday to meet my new niece – it’ll be almost like we’ve met ;-)

Rest up, chica!



Stacy     at 11:09 pm

Oh my gosh I’m so glad you’re ok!!!


Ann     at 11:09 pm

Wow. What a day. I am so, so glad you are ok. Many healing thoughts being sent your way.


Crystal     at 11:10 pm

OH MY! I am in tears, I can’t even believe that this happened to you and your last few paragraphs had me crying just thinking about how fast things can go wrong. I walk with my kids all the time and I am thinking I am going to be even more cautious from now on. I hope you recover fast and am glad that you are alright.


Sharon     at 11:13 pm

Emily, I am SO glad to hear that you are okay. I was so worried when I saw your tweet earlier today. A little over a month ago, I was hit head on by a careless driver who crossed the center line. Miraculously I walked away with only bumps and bruises, but I was so scared and shaken up and didn’t want to get back in a car for awhile. Anyhow, I am so happy to hear you are safe and in one piece – BIG hugs to you!


Julie @ Willow Bird Baking     at 11:15 pm

Emily, SO SO SO glad you are okay right now!! I prayed for your recovery — feel better soon! I cannot believe that happened!


Kate     at 11:17 pm

Wow – what a terrible day you’ve been through. Glad to see you are going to be ok!


Krystina     at 11:20 pm

Emily, I’m so sorry that happened to you. I’m so glad that you’re safe and alright. Take it easy and heal quickly. <3


Becky     at 11:22 pm

This post gave me chills…so relieved to hear that you are okay, and wishing you a speedy recovery. I will be thinking of you this weekend, and am sending all the best to you and Casey – hope that the plane flights are ok and that you are able to get some rest and relaxation in the next few days.


Marina     at 11:23 pm

Emily, oh my God, I am so glad that you are ok.

You must have some awesome guardian angels (yes, I do believe in angels!)

Heal quickly… Don’t see how that would be too hard with all the positive vibes being sent your way :)


Yin     at 11:23 pm

Hi Emily! I hope you’re feeling a lot better and I’m sorry what happened to you :( Hope you have a speedy recovery!<3


suzanne     at 11:24 pm

I’m so glad your o.k!!


Madeline     at 11:24 pm

Wow – so glad you are ok! I am wishing you a safe, healthy recovery.

I just moved into a much more pedestrian “friendly” city as well, this serves as a reminder that we all need to be cautious as walkers, drivers, and bikers.


Meg     at 11:27 pm

Long time reader, first time commenter…I’m SOOOO glad you are OK, Emily. Sending you wishes across the miles for a super speedy recovery!


Sarah     at 11:29 pm

My heart goes out to you! I was hit by a car on my bike (i also had the right if way) and although I was not injured, the jerk drove away right after he hit me. Luckily my adrenaline rush caught his plates!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and I hope you have a safe trip to Ohio! Try not to go too nuts on your forced vacation from standing in the kitchen and running!


Erinn     at 11:32 pm

I’m so happy that you’re doing alright and you didn’t hit your head like the doctor said. Someone was watching over you Emily! Thank goodness you’re OK. Have fun in Ohio :)


Nancy     at 11:32 pm

Wow! How scary – feel better soon. Take care on your flight, do lots of toe pumps to keep the blood flowing – no blood clots please :)


Jae     at 11:33 pm

Wow. I’m so glad that you’re okay. I hope you dont have pain, and that when you reach the arms of your family you will be in peace. Have fun on your journey and Godspeed :)


Caitlin     at 11:36 pm

First, I’m so glad to know you are OK and that nothing more serious happened.

A few months ago, I saw something similar happen, only it was a runner at night who did not have the right of way. Ironically, the driver who hit her was a doctor or a nurse but it was really terrifying to see it happen and it almost was like slow motion.

I hope the aches and pains lessen as the days go on and you enjoy your time at home as much as possible. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.


Kim     at 11:36 pm

Oh my goodness I am so sorry that happened! And so thankful you are basically OK! I will drive slower tomorrow for you. :)

Kirkland, WA


Pamela     at 11:40 pm

WOW! Glad you are okay. If you do homeopathics – I would take aconite and arnica. Wishing you a speedy recovery.


Amanda     at 11:47 pm

Oh Emily, I’m sorry to read this. Glad you’re okay!

I was hit by a car/truck last year, but my injuries weren’t as bad. I hate to say this, but the pain on the 2nd and 3rd days was terrible. Rest up. Hope you have a quick recovery!


coco     at 11:50 pm

oh Emily, I’m in shock!!! really. this morning the rain was so furious that I got scared driving. I can’t believe that at the same moment you went through all that.
But you’re still smiling… I really admire you!!!
get well!!
and thanks for reminding us to slow down, no matter in what hurry we are.


Tori     at 11:52 pm

Hi! I’ve read your blog now and then for a couple of months but have not commented before. I’m so sorry for your ordeal today, but I am astounded by your smiles and ability to get through it! I’m so glad you are ok. Take it easy, thinking of you!


maria @ Chasing the Now     at 12:03 am

What a trooper. I am sorry to hear this happened, but I’m glad you didn’t have a worse injury.

Hope you get to feeling better (and walking) soon.


Jessica     at 12:04 am

I wish you a fast recovery. So scary. So glad you’re OK.


Katy @ Wiggle Wagon Blog     at 12:05 am

Oh no! I’m so sorry you had to go through that! The all-over body pain is normal. I had a car accident in high school where that happened, which is supposedly just from your body’s reaction to shock. I hope you feel better soon and get to enjoy your fun family weekend!


Melissa     at 12:10 am

Wow! I’m glad you got away with just a few scratches! Good luck in recovery and now you’ll have tons of family around you as well to make you feel better!


Mama Pea     at 12:11 am

I am so very very thankful that you are okay. My gosh, Emily. God must have something amazing planned for you. Please let me know if you need anything…even just a batch of cookies! Take care and I will pray for a speedy recovery!


Nicole @ yuppie yogini     at 12:13 am

That makes me cry. I’m glad you’re ok…what a scary experience!


Diana     at 12:14 am

omg Emily, your story is so scary. i’m just so happy that you’re ok. please call me if you need anything. i hope you feel better soon! *hugs*


Jess @ NZ Girl Runs     at 12:15 am

I’m glad you’re OK! Getting hit by a car must have been so scary and I’m glad you escaped with minor injuries (Well, minor for being hit my a huge car)! Hopefully you will be back up and running (literally) very soon!


Amber from Girl with the Red Hair     at 12:23 am

That is so scary – I am SO SORRY this happened to you :(

Thank god you’re OK. Rest up and take care! XO


Caitlin     at 12:26 am

Living in NYC I have ALWAYS been afraid of getting hit by a car. I cannot even imagine what you must have gone through. I’m so glad things aren’t worse and you are home recovering! I will be thinking of you and much more careful when crossing streets!


claire     at 12:26 am

Wow, I can’t believe this! I am soooooo happy you are doing alright! That is so frightening, I can’t even imagine! Rest up and enjoy the family love time!


Kristi     at 12:27 am

Oh my scariness! I can totally relate! The same EXACT thing happened to me a couple years ago. Once I was in the hospital, I thought it was sooo funny that everyone kept telling me that it was my lucky day…I don’t know if I was in shock but, I kept thinking, “Today was my lucky day. I got hit by a car.” My boyfriend at the time told me later that I would giggle hysterically every time someone would say that (I blame the pain med drip!). Even worse, I’ve been told, I started to loudly sing, “Luck be a lady toniiiiiight.” Thankfully, I have no recollection of this!

And, when I say EXACTLY, I mean right down to the black umbrella and shortly after needing to fly to a special event!
The day after, a few girlfriends brought me the loudest, brightest umbrellas they could find! A perfect smile for an imperfect experience!

BUT, I did fly out 2 or 3 days later and thought I should warn you that, for me, I had some serious swelling and pain issues during the flight. I wish I had some wise remedies, but what I can say is that you will want to prepare for this possibility and have taken whatever meds. you need WELL in advance of departure. TAKE CARE!


Lauren     at 12:30 am

I will DEFINITELY be much more conscious on my daily drive to school after reading this story. It is definitely a miracle that you were not more severely injured! I love how supportive and wonderful you and your husband are to one another. :) I will be praying for quick healing and a minimally painful plane ride home!


Robyn     at 12:30 am

I’ve never commented before, but I just wanted to give my support and hope that you heal very quickly.


shauna     at 12:37 am

Emily, I’m tearing up as I was reading this. ((HUG)) I’m just so glad your okay….. Take care of yourself and rest.


Ida     at 12:40 am

What an awful experience. A 30min wait for an ambulance sounds too long. What was that about? I’m so glad you’re going to be ok. It’s amazing that you only had a busted knee.

And at least you were wearing underwear! I’m sure there are lots of people that show up in the ER without any.


anonymous     at 12:42 am

Hi Emily–

So happy to hear you are ok! What a terrible experience — enjoy your family time, and get lots of rest. Also eat more–your body will be working overtime to repair itself, so make sure you help it out!! I’m a resident in orthopedic surgery, so I know from (some) experience that healthy patients tend to do much better than the older/less healthy/less active patients. It seems logical but is a pretty interesting phenomenon. You’re going to be aching for awhile, but give it some time and I hope you will do well. Depending how you and your body respond, you may want to see a doc or PT about recovering safely, effectively, and efficiently.

Feel better soon!


Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks     at 12:43 am

Jeez! Thank goodness you didn’t have any internal bleeding or injuries to your torso. I can’t believe that the medics took so long to get to you though. Crazy.


Ashley     at 12:44 am

LOVE you girl!!! SO glad you’re going to be okay. The story gave me goosebumps. Crazy scary. I have to admit I laughed at the lace underwear part though ;) Safe travels tomorrow..get lots of rest and be well!! Lots of pancakes :) xo


Lani     at 12:44 am

My dear Emily! And to think I was bummed about having to walk in the rain. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and a therapeutic time with the family. :) xo


Sally Mae     at 12:45 am

Oh my gosh Emily – that is so scary:( I can’t believe you were able to blog about it so soon….you are very brave. I hope your travels this weekend are very safe and you are still able to have a nice time at the wedding with your family.


Kate     at 12:45 am

Oh my goodness!! Take care. Thank goodness you are OK (but I am so sorry you’re hurt- you know what I mean…)


sassy molassy     at 12:54 am

What a scary accident! Get some rest! We’re all thinking about you.


Ingunn     at 12:55 am

That is so scary!! I’m glad you’re ok (relatively speaking), I hope you get back on your feet soon.


Natalie @ Perrys' Plate     at 12:57 am

Thank goodness you’re alive! With all the injuries, it seems like you’re a very lucky women. Hope you enjoy your trip and that everything heals up soon!


Lynna     at 1:03 am

Emily, I’m so sorry. Like you said, it could have been much worse but wow, what a horrible experience regardless. Happy you’re doing alright.


janetha g @ meals & moves     at 1:14 am

WOW. It is just intense to read the story. Again, I am so glad you are OK! I read about it on twitter and I was so worried. Thanks for posting about it.

P.S. The dog thing? TOTALLY normal behavior.


Jenna     at 1:27 am

so thankful you are okay! i hope your recovery is a speedy one.


Fallon     at 1:29 am

Oh my goodness. I’m so glad to hear that everything is okay. It sounds like it could of been a lot worst. What is going to happen to the lady that hit you?


Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit     at 1:39 am

Good Lord Emily. Thank goodness you are okay.
I’ll be thinking of you and cannot wait for you to be reunited with family soon!
Speedy recovery!


Grace     at 1:53 am

I am so sorry you had to endure such a terrible ordeal, but I am so, so glad you’re okay! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing trip to Ohio–you deserve it! Here’s wishing for a speedy recovery!


Nelle @ Living Cliche     at 2:09 am

I’m glad you still get to go to the wedding and I’m wishing you a speedy recovery! I can’t believe that you’re able to type lucidly when you must be on some heavy pain killers!


lena     at 2:25 am

Chills! Hope your feeling better soon, you are one lucky girl it wasn’t worse!


Erin K     at 2:54 am

How horrible! I hope you heal quickly! I’m so happy to hear that you are okay though!


Stephanie @ Single in the City     at 3:25 am

I’m glad to hear you weren’t too banged up! I work in an ED and we, unfortunately, see this all the time. Take care, Emily.


Susan     at 3:25 am

Wow ! So glad your OK! What a scary ordeal, I can’t even imagine. Have fun at the wedding


Freya     at 3:26 am

Ohmyogsh Emily! What a horrible experience!! I’m so glad you’re OK (at least as ok as one can be after being hit by an SUV…). I’ll be thinking of you!


kari     at 4:01 am

i was hit by a car on my bike when i was 11 – and my mom spent a good portion of the on-the-side-of-the-road time listening to the passenger of the vehicle that hit me tell her how scared she was that their windshield was going to break all over her lap. my mom was not amused.

glad your injuries (although certainly very painful!) are not more severe. here’s to a speedy recovery, and i’m glad you still get to see your family this weekend. family hugs go a long ways at a time like this.


Jess     at 4:31 am

I am so so glad you are okay. It could have been much worse. :( Hope you aren’t in too much pain and you can enjoy your weekend.


Alexis     at 4:42 am

Emily, I can’t stop crying. I am so sorry. I am so thankful that you are alive, protected, and that your husband got to you so quickly. Here’s to a recovery, that you may astound the doctors and recover well, better than expected. Have a wonderful weekend.


Irina     at 5:12 am

OMG, you poor baby, this is terrible. Someone has been watching over you, though, because there are no serious breaks and your head is not hurt. Please be careful and make sure you take care of yourself! Sending you the best of wishes and speedy recovery. Baby steps!!!


Laurissa Wolfram     at 5:29 am

So very glad you are okay. I saw your first Twitter post about it, and couldn’t help but think I was in some kind of bizarre dream. I was hit and actually completely run over by the front and back tires of a 15 passenger van the day before I was to start preschool… I know you were absolutely terrified.

I hope the trip out of town with family will help calm your nerves and give you time to center yourself! Get some much deserved rest!


~Jessica~     at 5:32 am

This post sent shivers down my spine.

I’m so sorry this has happened to you but thank goodness you’re okay!

Please try not to feel too crushed over the running. It’s not your life: it’s a PART of your life and the person you are but just that you’re alive is a miracle. Focus on taking care of your poor body and take things slow in the beginning.

You’ve always been someone I look up to and admire as a blogger, as a person and as a woman, partially because you run but mostly because you’re such a strong, independent and fiercely intelligent person.

Thinking of you.



Pam     at 5:51 am

Another long time reader here, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. I’m so glad you’re ok. I started to cry about halfway into your post!!
What a scary experience. I hope you heal quickly, and you aren’t too sore to enjoy your weekend.
Take care!


JL goes Vegan     at 6:21 am

Such a horrific experience! I’m so glad that you’re “okay” and that you have such a sense of humor (saw your tweet this morning, v. funny). Rest well and easy and enjoy your family time.


Amy     at 6:24 am

Wow! I am so glad you’re ok! I got hit a few years ago in a crosswalk with the light. The high school girl didn’t see me in my bright yellow shirt. Luckily she had slowed to make a turn so no real harm done. To add insult to injury though, Florida is a no fault state and my car insurance had to pay for my hospital visit even though she got a ticket! Heal fast! Amy


rachael     at 6:30 am

What a terrifying experience! Glad you’re okay and hope you have a quick recovery! Enjoy your time with your families:)


Marika     at 6:35 am

My heart pretty much stopped as I read the story. How terrifying. So glad it wasn’t worse. You’re young and healthy and you will recover from this!


Julie @SavvyEats     at 6:39 am

SO glad you are okay and still able to go to your family wedding this weekend. Thinking of you! xoxo


Brittney     at 6:43 am

That story is crazy Emily! I’m so glad you are ok! I have taken an ambulance once in my life (I had bleeding in my throat after getting my tonsils out) and you’re right, it’s surreal! I hope you recover quickly and that you have a great weekend in Ohio!


Cait     at 6:43 am

I can’t believe this happened to you and I’m so glad you’re ok. I’m sorry your marathon training is sidelined because you were doing great! Hopefully this time of rest and recovery will be good for you. You’re in my thoughts…


Natalie of (Nat Attacks a Balanced Life)     at 6:53 am

I am so sorry that this happened to you, it sounds horrible. I am long time reader and first time commenter. All my best wishes are with.

I hope you have a speedy recovey. I have had stitches 6 times (im only 22) and in both of my knees.

All the best. You are an amazing woman and love reading your blog

peace and love. nat


Maryea (Happy Healthy Mama)     at 6:56 am

Oh, wow! How very scary. I hope your legs feel better soon and you have a great weekend with your family.


Leah @ Simply Fabulous     at 6:57 am

Wow what a story… it made me a bit teary to hear how scared your husband got and how quick he got to your side. Having loved ones around makes all the difference. Rest up girlie.


Grace     at 7:01 am

My eyes started to tear up too when reading your entry, just thinking about everything that you went through today. Bless your heart. :( So glad that you are okay and that you get to be with your families tomorrow. It could have been so much worse and thank heaven it wasn’t!


Lauren     at 7:02 am

Oh my gosh Emily, I have chills reading this! Girl, first of all THANK GOD you are alright. I can’t imagine this experience and I am so sorry this happened to you. If there is anything I’ve learned when it comes to things like this, it is that you have to trust there was a bigger reason behind this. Maybe there is an underlying reason why you were not supposed to run this marathon right now. I know it took a horrible accident but at least you are OKAY and you will be able to run again. Love you girl, I’ll be thinking and praying for you! :)


Jayna @ Healthy Living Bites     at 7:03 am

So happy you are “ok”!!! I agree, go to the hospital if you feel any kind of new pain or anything, and definitely find a good ortho and physical therapist.

I wish there was something more I could do to help you besides offer my well wishes. You are a rock star for putting this blog post up (thanks for the details. . . I actually wouldn’t mind seeing the gross pic lol). I hope being home in Ohio gives you some comfort and you have a SAFE journey home. Graeter’s is very comforting (and in Columbus) LOL


Crystal     at 7:08 am

Oh no! I’m so sorry for all of your pain Emily! I hope you feel better- and take care <3


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 7:08 am

Oh my goodness – Emily I am so glad you are okay. My heart honestly was stopping while I was reading this. I am so glad you are in good spirits about running – I know I would be a complete mess. Have fun this weekend and take it easy!


Emilie     at 7:09 am

What a terrifying story! I’m glad you’re doing well, and I hope that some time with your family does you lots of good! Travel safely :)


Deirdre     at 7:11 am

I’m so sorry this happened to you. I am glad you weren’t more badly injured but what a horrific experience. I’m glad now get to see family.


NC     at 7:13 am

That is terrible . I hope you are feeling better..
Rest and travel safely …


Meghann     at 7:17 am

OMG! I’m so glad you’re ok! Soo, soo, scary. This reminds me of when my sister was hit by a car on her bike. It really is amazing how quickly a day that was going so normal can change in the blink of an eye. Rest up and stay positive girl. You are very loved and blessed.


Maya     at 7:20 am

I am so sorry that this happened to you. Travel safely and enjoy spending time with your family.


Katie @ Keepingupwithkatie     at 7:23 am

The fact that you have such a positive attitude about this speaks volumes about your character. I pray you have a steady and safe recovery. You are truly a wonderful woman and an example to all of us. Feel better soon!


Caroline     at 7:26 am

You are VERY lucky after being hit by such a big car, I drive one myself! Unbelievable. Should be a wake up call to everyone. SO GLAD you’re ok.


alexe @ soyaetchocolat.com     at 7:26 am

What an awful experience!! I’m so glad you’re ok!

I hope you feel better soon! Have a nice trip :)


Jeni Wood     at 7:29 am

I just started reading your blog yesterday and definitely had my jaw fall open when I read your entry. I’m so glad that you came away from it relatively unscathed.
Rest up and get well soon!


April     at 7:34 am

I’m sooooo sorry to hear about what you went through yesterday. I wish you a very speedy recovery.


Meg     at 7:35 am

I am so sorry to read this..you are in my thoughts. I hope you’re feeling better today. It’s so terrifying how oblivious drivers can be


Juli D.     at 7:39 am

Glad you’re okay and it’s not worse! How scary. Heal up quick and have a few more dog parties on the floor if that helps you feel better. :-)


Marisa @ Loser for Life     at 7:41 am

Oh God, Emily. I don’t even know you and I’m teary and have chills. I am so sorry that happened to you, but I am so glad that you are ALIVE.

We are often so busy and on automatic pilot these days. I will absolutely keep you in mind while I’m driving today.


Christina     at 7:42 am

Oh my goodness! So nothing is broken? I’m glad you’re OK. But no cute heels for the wedding? ;)


Caroline     at 7:44 am

I’m so glad you’re okay and you still get to be with family and go to the wedding! I’m sorry this had to happen to such a wonderful person as you (well anybody, really), so scary!


Pure2raw twins     at 7:45 am

Emily, I am so happy to hear you are okay!!! I cannot believe this happened to you. If you need anything please let me know. I am thinking of you…you are in my prayers.

Have safe travels, and have a great time with your family!!!



Casey     at 7:46 am

Hopefully you have a speedy recovery! Safe travels to Ohio today!


Jen     at 7:49 am

Emily I am SO SORRY this happened to you! Please feel better soon. I almost started crying reading this. I hope you are ok. Be safe tomorrow on a plane. Give us and update soon!


Therese     at 7:50 am

Holy geez, Emily! I am so glad to hear you’re alright! I can’t believe you didn’t get hurt more than you did, now there’s a blessing! I hope this weekend helps to take your mind off the pain and that you’re back on your feet very soon!


tina     at 7:52 am

oh my goodness emily- thank god you are ok!!! and i admire you so much for telling the story with such a positive attitude and such grace- it shows a lot of your character, especially that you were comforting the person who almost killed you!

you are an amazing person… so strong! get well, get lots of rest, and enjoy every second with your families this weekend!

…and i will be driving slower :)


Sara     at 7:56 am

Get better soon! So glad you are ok!!!



Lee     at 7:56 am

I saw your tweets and I cannot believe that happened to you. Take care of yourself! I hope you feel better soon.


Jen     at 7:58 am

Wow, unreal! So glad you are okay… but still, what a hellish experience. :( Gaw, I hope you feel better soon…

Any idea if that woman was talking or texting on her cell? That was my first thought when I read that she didn’t see you, anyway… definitely sounds like some kind of distracted driving.


Sally     at 8:00 am

How absolutely terrifying this must have been for you and scary still as you still think about the experience – I am so sorry this happened to you. Thank Goddess you weren’t seriously injured – I think you have someone upstairs looking out for you!


Jessica     at 8:00 am

So sad to hear that you were hurt, I can only imagine how scary that was. The DC area is amazing for walking, but there are some really terrible here who do not pay attention, I have had some close calls several times b/c people run red lights, etc. Hope you are feeling better soon!


Nicole     at 8:01 am

I’m so happy nothing was broken or worse! That is unbelievably scary. I’m glad you’re doing ok.


amanda @ fake ginger     at 8:02 am

How scary! :( I’m so glad you are okay and I wish you a speedy recovery.


Allison B     at 8:04 am

OMG! I hope you heal quickly and the pain eases very soon. I just lost a co-worker this past weekend that was hit walking in Rockville.


Lauren     at 8:09 am

oh my gosh! I am SO sorry this happened to you. The entire experience sounds more awful and terrifying than I can even imagine! I’m sorry you’re in so much pain, but I’m glad you got through with no broken bones or life-threatening injuries. WIshing you a speedy recovery!


Nicole     at 8:12 am

I’m almost in tears for you Emily! You are right, this is something that “doesn’t happen to me, just on tv”. I’m so happy you are ok and were not more seriously injured, thats a miracle alone.
Take care of yourself!
PS I think our dogs totally are intune with us and know when something is wrong. They are the best comfort when you are sick or injured ;-)


Hope     at 8:14 am

OMG! I am so sorry that this happened. I had chills the entire time I read what happened. Some people are so careless when driving. I wish you a speedy recovery. Stay postitive. You will get through this. My thoughts are with you. :)


Cindy     at 8:14 am

I am so glad you are okay Emily!


Carly     at 8:20 am

Oh no! It is good to hear that everything is okay considering! I hope you have a speedy recovery and a good time in Ohio!


kelsey @ un-american in france     at 8:21 am

Take care of yourself! As much pain as I’m sure you’re in, you’re lucky considering how much worse it could have been. I’m glad you’re okay. This is a reminder to me that I need to be more aware when I am walking – which is how I’m getting everywhere while living in France. Normally I’m so distracted by my ipod and getting to point B that I could easily be found in the same situation!


Esin     at 8:24 am

I am glad to know you are doing ok. Please take care of yourself.Wishing you a speedy recovery!


Mariah     at 8:29 am

Take care of yourself; have a speedy recovery! Have fun in OH.


Lauren     at 8:29 am

I am so happy you are ok! And I hope you have a speedy recovery.

That is so scary though. I live in a pedestrian friendly city too, and never think twice about crossing the street when I have the greenlight.

Take care of yourself!


kelly     at 8:31 am

Oh my gosh!! How horrible!! :( I am glad you are alright! I hope you have a speedy recovery!!


Jennifer     at 8:32 am

Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t believe that happened to you! I am so glad that you are OK, though! People should never rush when they drive, especially in busy areas – it’s so not worth the risk of hurting someone. I hope you have a nice time at the wedding despite yesterday’s ordeal – travel safe! And well wishes for a fast recovery!


Katy     at 8:32 am


I felt my stomach drop when I read this — I am so glad you’re OK(ish) and so sorry for what you’re going through.

As a runner, this type of thing is always in the back of my mind. I have to say — this makes me more committed than ever to run and walk with my ID and insurance card, in case.

Hang in there and rest up. The blog world is sending you love!


Ananda     at 8:36 am

Holy cow!

That’s a really wild story. I can’t even imagine what you went through and it’s scary to think how much worse it could have been. Hope you are feeling alright and that you are in good spirits. Good thing you have all those healthy nutrients and vitamins from your good diet in your body to help you heal speedily!!


Ann     at 8:36 am

Oh my gosh…I never leave a comment but love your blog. I actually started crying when I read this post. I was so scared but kept telling myself that you’re ok, because you’re writing the post. Wow…my heart stopped. I am so glad you are ok. Wow…take care of yourself and get some rest today! We need you in the blog world – and the world in general :)


Liz     at 8:38 am

What a scary ordeal :( I think a lot of drivers in the DC area are always rushing around and not paying attention to where they are going. If you need any help with anything the next couple of weeks (dogs, grocery shopping, getting to the drs), let me know.


Erin     at 8:38 am

That is cuh-razy! Hope you are feeling a little better today!


Meg     at 8:40 am

Emily, I teared up reading your story. I’m so glad you are okay–it sounds like in spite of everything, you were really lucky! I’m in Alexandria, so if you need anything, please know that you have someone who can help! Wishing you a speedy recovery, Meg


Emma     at 8:40 am

I’m a new reader, but I just want you to know that I am keeping you in my prayers–that must have been so scary!


Amanda     at 8:44 am

Wow, I’m so glad to hear you’re okay! I had a friend who was hit by a car in college, she was ultimately okay but had several weeks of hospital stay, shattered bones, head injury… the works. Enjoy the weekend with your family and try to rest. Although, I know how that can be when you’re surrounded by family.


Kelly     at 8:45 am

Wow. Your story brought back crazy memories of when I was run over by a car in march 2009. It made me tear up thinking about everything. The sidewalk scene, the ambulance, the hospital visit. I know exactly the shock you were describing right after the accident happened. Just remember how lucky you are to come out of it with some stitches (although I am sure they were quite painful). I am so glad that you are ok. You seem like you are a very strong person. I will be sending positive healing vibes your way.


shorty     at 8:46 am

I am so sorry!! I will keep you in my prayers:) I can not imagine how you are feeling, that is just crazy!!!


SoHelpMeKath     at 8:52 am

It could have been so much WORSE! Glad you’ll be okay. Sending prayers!


Jen     at 8:52 am

Emily – the picture of you in the hospital bed seriously brought tears to my eyes. I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE OKAY. I couldn’t stop thinking about you all afternoon yesterday. I hope you enjoy family love and TLC this weekend.


Erin     at 8:52 am

So happy that you are home and safe now. This post had me in suspense and then tears. I wish you all the best in your recovery. Have fun with your family!


Marci     at 8:55 am

Glad you are ok, Emily! So scary but glad you had nice bystanders to help and that your husband got there so quickly! You still look pretty in the hospital! I hope your legs have a speedy recovery! Tell them you need them to heal really fast!


Cindy     at 8:55 am

I promise to drive cautiously Emily. I am almost crying over here. I will pray for a healthy recovery….((big bear hugs))


Mellissa     at 8:56 am

So glad you are ok! I was hit by a car when I was 17 and ended up with 12 stitches in my chin and neck from broken windshield glass. It was very scary!


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Tricia     at 8:59 am

Wow. Did not expect this! So so sorry for all that you are going through. Glad that you are okay and will say some prayers for a quick and healthy recovery.
I know this story was hard to blog about, thank you for sharing so much of yourself. You have oodles of us who care about you despite having never met. Take care:)


Katie     at 9:01 am

Oh my goodness, what a crazy twist to your day. SO glad you’re home and doing okay. I hope you recover fast and thankfully everything is in tact and no head injury. How scary! It shocks me almost any time I run how fast some cars are speeding down roads and not quite paying attention.


Erin     at 9:01 am

Oh my God, Emily! I’m so sorry to hear about this. And yes, I know that’s a dumb thing to say, but what else do you say about something like this?! YIKES!!! <—That's what you say, I guess.

Have a safe trip to Ohio–and a good, half-marathon-less weekend. I'm sending lots of good, positive healing vibes your way.


RitzL24     at 9:06 am

Do we need to organize the Emily Malone Keep Pedestrians Safe 5K? I cannot believe how many of your readers have similar stories. Get ready for a big hug this weekend! Travel safe. -L


Canadian     at 9:06 am

Oh man, how horrible! So glad you’re okay.

Do I understand correctly that the driver went through a red light? I hope she faces some consequences.

One of the many reasons why I hate cars.


Emily     at 9:08 am

So glad to hear you are ok! I hope your recovery is speedy and that you have safe travels to OH. Maybe you will get to ride on one of those big golf carts through the airport! :)


Evan Thomas     at 9:09 am

We are just glad that you are still with us and it wasn’t worse. You’re a trooper!


Betty     at 9:10 am

Oh Emily…

Wow, how your life changed so quickly, I join the others in wishing and praying for your good recovery. I hope you can enjoy the weekend – it is a good thing you will be with others.

Virtual hugs to you, Casey and the puppies.

Take Care


Elisabeth     at 9:10 am

So glad that you weren’t hurt worse, Emily!


Kelly     at 9:13 am

SO glad you are ok! I can’t even imagine how awful that must have been, what a great time to get to go home at least though and be with the ones who love you. Feel better!


Jenny     at 9:13 am

I’m so glad you’re okay. I’ll keep sending good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.


Melanie     at 9:14 am

Oh my god. Sounds like you are going to be just fine and your positive outlook is going to be what gets you through this.


Alicia     at 9:17 am

I’m so glad your okay!! What a nightmare that must have been! I will think twice about wearing lacy underwear when walking in the rain now.. Feel better!! XOXO!


Erin     at 9:18 am

Emily! This is so horrible, but I am so happy that you are OK. I promise to be extra cautious while I am driving, in your honor. Rest up and get well soon. I know that your wonderful family will take good care of you. :)


stephanie     at 9:18 am

That is so terrifying! I am so relieved to hear that it didn’t end up much worse. I’m sure it’ll be so nice to be with family this weekend… plus maybe you’ll get some special treatment at the airport with your crutches? :-)

I saw two girls (well, my age) almost get hit last week when a car came screaming around a right turn while they were in the crosswalk. I was shaking on the way to work… I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to actually go through that.


Kristy     at 9:18 am

Jeepers! This is def an epic story! SO glad you were able to crack a smile at some point :-) and the whole lace panty thing… Awesome!


Annie@stronghealthyfit     at 9:19 am

My goodness Emily, I’m so sorry! What a crazy experience, and I’m so glad you are ok. That’s so scary to have been hit by a car! Hope you heal quickly, and I will be thinking of you when I drive.


karla     at 9:19 am

so glad you are okay! enjoy your time with family in ohio!


Maggie     at 9:23 am

So scary! I’m happy to hear that you are (will ultimately be…) ok!! Definitely a lesson for everyone.


Christy     at 9:24 am

Prayers for a speeding recovery! Praises that you are okay. Hopefully it gets all of us to pay attention just a little bit more!!


Mary Ann     at 9:31 am

My prayers are with you. I am so thankful that you are going to be OK. My stomach was in knots and I was in tears as I read your blog. You are blessed with such a great husband and a good neighborhood (what a way to find out about that one!).
Best wishes for a safe journey.


Suzanne     at 9:32 am

Thank God you’re ok. That is terrifying. I love how pedestrian-friendly DC is, but you’re right, distracted drivers are still an issue. You’re in my thoughts, dear.


Bethany @ One Girl's Taste On Life     at 9:33 am

Holy OMG! That has got to be the scariest thing ever. The only good thing I can offer is that the weather is supposed to be gorgeous here in Cincy this weekend. I hope that cheers you up at least a tiny bit. Have a great weekend! I hope you are feeling better.


Sarah     at 9:33 am

Emily! Oh my goodness this is terrifying! So glad that you are okay, I’m sure you’ll be enjoying your time with your family so much more now. Have a great weekend.


Wren     at 9:35 am

This is the 4th “split second encounter that changes your life” that I’ve heard of in the last month. I am so thankful you are “ok”. None of us are promised any set amount of time here. I hope we will all slow down and cherish every moment we do have. May God be with you as you travel this weekend and keep your pain level to a minimum.
I’ll be praying for your recovery.


marie     at 9:35 am

Oh my God!! I am so, so sorry to hear of your ordeal but am so glad that your injuries were not worse. I am also glad that you at least get to go to the wedding. I’ll be sending positive karma and prayers for a speed yrecovery your way.



Molly     at 9:36 am

Emily! Oh my I was terrified reading this. I am SO glad you are ok and am thankful you will have your whole family to take care of you this weekend. I’ll be thinking about you.


kelli     at 9:36 am

you are so strong!!!


Cynthia (It All Changes)     at 9:39 am

Oh my Emily. What an ordeal. I am so glad that you are safe, even in pain. Relaxing with family and rehabing will be such a refresh to you.

Enjoy the time with them and relax and allow your body to heal.


Corey - The Runner's Cookie     at 9:43 am

Emily I am so sorry – that all sounds so scary and painful :( Oh my goodness, I got the chills just reading your description of everything. I’m so glad you’re okay – take very good care of yourself! I’m doing a 3 hour drive today and I will think of you and be extra careful…


Chase     at 9:47 am

I still just can’t believe this. How so very scary! I am so glad you are just bumped and bruised and able to spend time with your family this weekend.

P.S. Your relationship with Indy is entirely normal. And I love that in the pic with Casey, he’s mid-shake =)


Jessie     at 9:50 am

What a horrible experience for you! I am so glad that you are okay. I hope you have a speedy recovery.


Sharelle @ essential-ingredient     at 9:51 am

Hi Emily!
I have been reading your blog for a while now and wow… i am so glad you are okay! That is my worst nightmare because I, too, live in a pedestrian city where I have seen huge busses almost run into people. =(
thank you for sharing what happened so we can all take this as a lesson to be more cautious of are lives. i hope you recover fast and my prayers go out to you!

- Sharelle


Chrissy (The New Me)     at 9:52 am

Just wanted to chime in and say WOW, that is so scary and terrible, but I am SO GLAD your story has a happy ending. It sounds like you got off easy, all things considered, and I hope you have a speedy recovery!


Beverly     at 9:56 am

You couldn’t have made up that story if you wanted to! My goodness, I was trembling just reading it. You flew ten feet in the air! I so sorry and hope you have a great time with family. I will look extra hard before crossing any streets from now on.


Stacey     at 9:57 am

Oh my gosh, I so GLAD that it wasn’t more serious!!!! I mean, having crutches for you legs is pretty serious, but I’m glad that it wasn’t worse! How scary! I’m so glad that you are okay and I hope you recover well and get to spend time with your family. :)


Jennifer     at 10:00 am

Emily, I am so sorry for your situation! So very glad that you are alright and even finding sense of humor! Enjoy your trip and please take care of yourself. I for one will slow down, thinking of you.

:O) Jenn


Anna     at 10:01 am

Bless your heart!! I wish you a speedy recovery!


colleen     at 10:01 am

OMG! So glad things weren’t worse. Stupid pre-occupied drivers. Do glad there were other pedestrians and bystanders to help you. Definitely puts things into perceptive. Get your rest and enjoy your time on Ohio with family.


Heather     at 10:04 am

I’m mostly a lurker but had to give you my best. I am so sorry this happened but am so thankful you are okay. It’s so scary sometimes especially being out on a run where drivers are not paying attention, let alone just be walking to your destination. Prayers to you.


Colleen     at 10:06 am

Wow, Emily, thank goodness you’re going to be okay! I hope you heal quickly and enjoy your weekend w/ family. Time w/ family is the best medicine :)


R @ Learning As I Chop     at 10:07 am

I’m glad you’re ok but it makes me mad that you had to console the woman who hit you! Sorry this happened, though, and am glad you still get to attend the wedding!


Christien     at 10:07 am

I mostly lurk here, but just wanted to say that I’m happy you’re ok!! What a scary situation to go through. Enjoy your time with your family and hope you have a quick recovery!


Tami     at 10:08 am

oh my god. I am glad you are OK. Do you normally run with a roadID, this is again, another good reason that everyone should have one! (even though you weren’t running) I am glad you are still able to head to Ohio for your trip. best wishes to you


Lisanne     at 10:10 am

Wow!! I am so glad that you are alright! What a scary thing to have happen. I will pray for a quick recovery.


Avery     at 10:12 am

This is terrifying! Thank God you’re ok! I’ll definitely keep you in my prayers! So glad you get to go see your family. I’m sure you’ll still have a great time!


Carrie     at 10:14 am

I’m so glad you’re ok!! And I can’t believe you were able to blog about all of this the same day it happened! It’s a good lesson for us all to remember to slow down. Hoping for a speedy recovery!


amanda     at 10:17 am

Oh my goodness! I was wondering where you were (does that make me a creeper considering we don’t know each other?!?). I was hit by an SUV (mine was a Toyota though) about five years ago now, and I can totally relate to the complete out of body experience. Take it easy and feel better – and have a great weekend filled with family, love and lots of pain meds :)


Theresa @ActiveEggplant     at 10:18 am

Wow – so happy to hear you came through with relatively minor injuries! Such a scary story! It is scary how careless/inattentive/absent minded drivers can me – and I know I’m guilty of it at times too. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Enjoy the time with your family this weekend.

(I feel your pain on the multiple shots to numb your leg…I had to get stitches a couple years ago & they had to numb the whole front of my left leg in order to clean the wounds and then stitch the one part of it. If I wasn’t already laying down I’m sure I would have passed out from all of the shots!)


Alison (Fueling for Fitness)     at 10:20 am

I was devastated as I read this post. I’m so glad that you’re okay, and I’m so terribly sorry that this happened to you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you have a swift recovery.


Diana     at 10:21 am

Oh my goodness!! I’m so glad you are okay! I just got here via the fitblog twitter paper and I can’t believe it. You are so lucky and I’m so grateful you’re okay!

Snuggle your puppies, it’s the best medicine. :)


Eiric Shriner     at 10:22 am

Emily, Glad you are ok after this very scary accident. Very impressive you were able to write about the accident the same day. Have a great weekend!


Sarah     at 10:23 am

I started reading your blog through a friend and have so enjoyed following you and am so sorry but glad you are ok!


Melissa @ HerGreenLife     at 10:26 am

This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes (I was on the receiving end of the call you made to Casey almost exactly a year ago). How scary and maddening!

I could go into a long rant about distracted driving, but I’ll basically second your plea for people to slow down, and, perhaps MORE importantly, get rid of the distractions while you’re driving. Is sending that text message really more important than someone’s life? If you need to text or make a phone call, please pull over, turn off your car, and then handle it.

All drivers must realize that they’re not the only users of the roads. I do hope this won’t scare people away from walking and biking, but rather encourage them to become advocates to take back our streets.

Sending prayers and thoughts for the next weeks as you recover.


Lauren     at 10:26 am

OMG, this is insane! So glad to hear you are doing ok. Thinking of you!


Monica     at 10:26 am

Oh my goodness gracious! I am so so so so so sorry that this happened! But I am so grateful that you are ok, were hit by someone that cared enough to stop and were surrounded by people that could help, and that your husband was there for you.

Get better and have a great time with your family! I am glad that you still get to go to the wedding!


caitie     at 10:27 am

Oh my goodness!! I am so happy to read that you are doing ok. I think that is hilarious that all you could think of was your lace underwear. But, one time I was reading an article and emergency workers did mention all the blah, gross underwear that they see. So, maybe they were happy to see yours hahah.


Rachel     at 10:27 am

Oh man, I am crying at my desk. What a scary scary thing! I am so glad will heal from this! I know everything hurts right now, I’m just glad your head/neck/back are all ok. Wow that is just terrifying, you bet I’ll drive more carefully! Get well soon, you will be in all of our thoughts.


Erin     at 10:28 am

Oh my! So glad you’re doing okay. Here’s to a speedy recovery!


Kelly     at 10:29 am

I read your blog every day, but rarely comment! I am so glad that you are okay! What a scary ordeal!! I really hope that woman wasn’t on her darn phone!! Hate that!!


Shannon Fox     at 10:31 am

Oh my word…I can’t even imagine! I’m so glad to hear that you’re all right, and thanks for the reminder to slow down. I have three kids, and I always want to run after people who speed through our 25mph subdivision and scream a lecture at them. Speedy healing to you, girly. Enjoy Ohio. I’m a Cbus native so I’m a bit jealous…take pics of the pretty leaves for us. ;o)


Genevieve     at 10:34 am

Hey, I’ve only been reading your blog for a couple of weeks but had to delurk to tell you how thankful I am that you are ok.

What a horrible event and a good reminder for me to slow down and be more careful since I commute from Cincinnati to Columbus and feel like I spend most of my life in my car. Thank you for sharing your story.


Renee     at 10:34 am

Sent chills down my spine, I’m so happy and thankful that you are okay. Definitely makes you stop and think … wish you a smooth and speedy recovery. :)


Anne @ Your Kind of Salad     at 10:36 am

This story gave me chills. You poor, poor thing, Thank God, it wasn’t worse. Sending you and Casey good thoughts for safe travels and a recuperative visit in Ohio!


Summer     at 10:36 am

I cannot imagine how scary that is! I’ve been i car wrecks before, but I just can’t even begin to fathom how scary that is. At least you’re not hurt worse; it could have been so very bad. Glad you’re resting comfortably. Enjoy your family time, and I hope you have a speedy recovery.


Jamie @ Food in Real Life     at 10:40 am

Oh my goodness, that is terrible and SO scary. I’m glad you are okay. Rest up!


Rachel     at 10:41 am

Oh Emily!! I’ve been following your blog for absolutely ages and feel I absolutely must come out and add my best wishes after your horrible ordeal! I had an accident when I was little. I was hit by a bus while riding my bike. I still remember the pain of the injections before stitching! I’m so sorry you’ve been so much and hope you mend and put it all behind you very quickly. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family. Take time to mend properly and I’m sure the running will soon follow.
Take care beautiful! x


Joe     at 10:43 am

WOW! What a day. I am glad you are ok. Rest up and feel better.


beth     at 10:43 am

I’m glad it wasn’t any worse (though it sounds pretty awful) and hope that you heal up quickly.


Marta     at 10:47 am

Hi Emily! That is CRAZY. I wish you a speedy recovery and I am so glad you didn’t break anything or worse. Can I say that I’m sorry you won’t be able to rock those gorgeous heels this weekend? I know I know, gratitude first and all, but those shoes are pretty sweet. Then again, that shade of gold goes so well with so many colours I’m sure you’ll be able to bust them out in the future. Okay, I’m over the shoes. Get better thoughts are coming your way :)


Cynthia     at 10:50 am

Wow, I can’t believe that happened. That’s awful. I’m so glad that you are okay. Feel better soon!


Clare     at 10:52 am

SO GLAD you’re okay. Just rest.


Tanya @ Vegan Faith     at 10:53 am

Oh my goodness! I am so glad you are ok! I would never have imagined I would be reading that today! I am so very very thankful that you are alive and well today!


stacey     at 10:55 am


I am so glad that you are “ok”. I wish you a speedy recovery.


Brittany     at 10:58 am

Oh my goodness Emily!!! I am glad that you are OK! Wishing you a fast healthy recovery! :)


Amber K     at 11:00 am

I am so glad you are alright. I’ll be praying for a speedy recovery and with minimal pain!!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin     at 11:00 am

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! I am so sorry this happened to you! It’s scary that things can change so fast in the blink of an eye… especially in Alexandria!


Angela     at 11:01 am

I hope you are feeling better ASAP. Have some Jeni’s ice cream whie you are in Columbus, that will surely cure you..I recommend the Salty Caramel. We also have a Yagoot at Easton, so you could get your froyo fix, too. So glad you are ok, that is really scary stuff!


Jodi     at 11:06 am

OH my gosh, Emily!! That is crazy! Get well soon…sending lots of healing vibes your way.


Alana     at 11:07 am

How terrifying! I hope you feel better soon :) Know that you have the support of the whole blogging community.


Melissa     at 11:08 am

Emily, that is just awful and horrific. Thank you for telling us what happened, but I am so, so sorry. So glad this didn’t end worse, but completely traumatized on your behalf. I truly hope you’re on the mend soon.


Katie @ The Boston Marathoner     at 11:13 am

That is so awful! I’m glad you’re still able to travel and be with family – heal well, Katie.


Ash     at 11:15 am

What a terrible experience!! Glad to hear you didn’t get hurt worse than you did. Wishing you a speedy recovery!


Kamaile     at 11:17 am

So thankful that you are ok!


Tricia B     at 11:19 am

Wow – You are so lucky (that sounds weird) in other words thank goodness it was not worse! It sounds bad enough as it is. And may I say, you are such a good writer – I felt like I was there. My eyes teared, my heart pounded and my stomach is sick for you. How very scary. Have a wonderful trip tomorrow and take care of yourself! P.S. I hate leaving my dogs too. Something to make you smile, I can see my neighbors backyard from my kitchen window. Yesterday I noticed their dogs on the back deck and their puppy (100+ pound Rhodesian Ridgeback) was ripping apart what looked like one of their sofa cushions. Piece by piece he was pulling out the foam and shaking this large pillow as hard as his neck would allow. They have a doggy door, so I guess it is at least good he didn’t make the mess inside! Get well soon – thoughts and prayers are with you!


Molly     at 11:22 am

Oh my goodness! I love your blog and I have never commented before but I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am–that sounds really scary! Really, who need a car as big as a chevy tahoe in Alexandria? I wish you a speedy recovery:)


Heather     at 11:24 am

I read your blog all the time too. I am so glad you are okay!!! That had to be so scarey. And I’m glad you are still able to go see your family. Hope you get well soon!


Beth @ DiningAndDishing     at 11:25 am

I’m so glad you are okay Emily! What a scary thing to have happen. Drivers in DC are absolutely crazy but I’m soooo sorry you had to learn that the hard way… Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery :).


Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox     at 11:28 am

Oh my gosh Emily, you poor thing. I’ve been watching your Tweets just to see how you’re doing. That’s so scary! Hang in there. We’ll keep praying for speedy recovery.


Kristin     at 11:30 am

I am so sorry this happened to you! Thinking of you and hoping for a quick recovery!


Natasha     at 11:30 am

Emily – Oh my goodness! What a scary turn of events. So glad you are “ok”. Prayers for a speedy recovery!


Erin H     at 11:30 am

You poor thing! I am so glad that you are okay. Take care of yourself and know that we are all wishing you a speedy recovery. :)


Melanie     at 11:33 am

Emily I’ve never left a comment but had to after reading your story! I am soooooo glad you are ok!! Wow how incredibly scary! I live in northern VA too and the drivers are crazy and not careful at all! Take care of yourself and have a very quick recovery!!


Katie (Sweet Tater)     at 11:34 am

i’m so happy you’re ok. reading this makes me unsettled and nervous. like a movie… but way worse. so glad you’re safe.


Janel     at 11:35 am

So glad you’re up and about. What a scary situation! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!


Julie     at 11:37 am

Sooo glad you are ok (as much as can be expected) after such a crazy accident! Wishing you lots of positive energy for a speedy recovery!


Jessica     at 11:42 am

All I can say is HOLY S#@!T! So glad you are ok. I’m sitting here with my mouth open. You are unbelievably lucky. Here’s to a speedy recovery.


Paula     at 11:43 am

Oh, no, Emily! :( I’m so sorry to read about your accident, but SO grateful you’re ok. Thank God. ((hugs))


kdiddy     at 11:47 am

That’s so scary! I’m glad you’re (relatively) okay. Feel better soon!


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats     at 11:49 am

Emily – I am so sorry this happened to you. Lots of hugs.


Julie (A Case of the Runs)     at 11:49 am

Kudos to getting through that and living to blog about it! I’m sorry this happened to you… let this be a reminder to drivers to pay attention!


AllieNic     at 11:51 am

I’m so glad that you’re okay! That is so scary…I’ve almost been hit a couple of times in Boston by people turning left and not looking at the crosswalk…It’s shocking to almost be hit…so I can’t imagine what you were going through!

SO glad that you’re alright!


Amanda     at 11:57 am

I’m so glad you’re Okay! I hope you have a great weekend and speedy recovery, that sounded incredibly scary!


Tracey     at 12:01 pm

I’m so glad you are okay.

It’s so scary how distracted people get while driving a car. I mean really, do you need to be texting, eating or doing your make-up while driving.

Make sure you take care of yourself. Or better yet, have your husband take care of you!


Anna     at 12:04 pm

I can’t even imagine… I’m so glad you’re relatively okay and sending lots of good thoughts your way for a quick and hopefully not too painful recovery.
Dogs are amazing. They know when the world isn’t right and when their people are in danger.


Gabi     at 12:07 pm

What a terrible experience!! So glad you’re ok and wishing you lots of good thoughts for a speedy recovery!


Tara     at 12:19 pm

Emily!! Thank god it wasn’t any worse, right? Sending you good thoughts for a speedy recovery.


Sarah     at 12:19 pm

i got such a sick feeling reading this story…so glad you are ok!! a good friend of mine was hit by a car a year and half ago and was such a horrible experience. it is a wake up call to read things like this…not only to be aware when walking but when driving as well! hope you recover quickly!


Jessica     at 12:29 pm

Hi Emily:
I hope you are doing okay, I read your blog every day from my computer and I actually said aloud, what!? Also as a side bar, I see the picture that you posted of your arm band. I want you to be very careful with you identity (I am a fraud investigator), your first and last name is on the tag as well as your dob, it is very important to secure your personal information even though it seems like something small such as your full name and dob. But trust me, people can get a lot from that. I hope that you are feeling better today and you enjoy your trip out of town.


lauren     at 12:31 pm

Please take care, we are praying for you!


Rachel @ Olalliberry     at 12:35 pm

You poor thing! I’m glad you weren’t more seriously hurt.

It’s amazing how, even in “pedestrian-friendly” communities like yours (and mine), drivers just don’t pay attention sometimes (rain does make it more difficult of course). I’ve had way too many close calls when walking, and now I always make eye contact with drivers before I cross the street, even in crosswalks.

Best wishes for a swift recovery!


Jessica     at 12:35 pm

I am so glad you are ok, Emily! I hope you get plenty of rest and enjoy spending time with your family!

This is a good reminder to always be cautious driving and walking/running.

ps. Your blog is great. You seem to have a sweet husband and sweet dogs that will take good care of you.


Rachel @ FitFunandFabulous     at 12:35 pm

Oh my gosh I’m so sorry that happened to you! I’ve been run over before, and it is so scary seeing the other people react around you, since you are in shock and can’t tell what your injuries are.

Mine was slightly different in that the guy who hit me was already in trouble with the law for about 4 different reasons, and ended up leaving the scene of the crime! I had to testify against him later in court. I was only 9 years old. It was all a very scary and lengthy ordeal.

My injuries were mostly just bruises and scratches except I did hit my head on the curb which resulted in a mild fracture and concussion.

Glad you are okay!!


Elizabeth     at 12:41 pm

OMG!!! So glad you are OK. I got chills reading your story. I am sooooo sorry this happened. Did it really take 30 mins for the ambulance to arrive? That’s nuts. You are so strong and brave. Must have been hard on Casey too. My hubby and I witnessed this same thing happen to a large man (not fat, but very large and muscular) and he was also in shock. My hubby ran to help and an ambulance was there in seconds. We have been much more careful crossing streets ever since — guess it doesn’t matter if you have a green light, you still have to be cautious. So happy you are going to be OK.


Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks     at 12:41 pm

That is a horrible story! :(

So glad to hear that you are okay!


Elizabeth     at 12:44 pm

OMG! I am so glad you’re okay. I hope your recovery is quick & easy!


sarahMTSBB     at 12:44 pm

you poor thing! i was hit by a car while a pedestrian in a crosswalk on the ohio state ag/veterinary campus…it hurts! i was limping for a good month and i still get nervous crossing the street. i hope you heal quickly! travel safe! it is supposed to be a gorgeous weekend here in columbus!


Desi     at 12:45 pm

I am sending so, so, so much love and good energy your way! I wish I could give you a huge hug right now! Just know that you and Casey and the doggies are in my thoughts and prayers.
Get well soon! That’s an order! :)


Teri [a foodie stays fit]     at 12:48 pm

Oh my god Emily. How incredibly scary. I got chills and a little teary reading about this in detail. I cannot believe you were hit by a Tahoe of all vehicles. What an amazing blessing that you aren’t injured more seriously. I’m so so glad you are ok. Please let me know if I can help with anything – Winston Salem isn’t that far away! :)


Teri [a foodie stays fit]     at 12:50 pm

oh PS – I love how your doggy lies on your stomach. My pup and I totally have a similar relationship. Totally normal. :)It’s so hard to leave them!


Theresa     at 12:52 pm

I am so happy you are okay and didn’t get worse injuries! I was in shock reading this, I can’t believe that happened to you. I will definitely be more cautious out on the roads thinking of you and how easily accidents happen. I’m glad you will still be able to go home for the wedding, how will you make it down the aisle as a bridesmaid?

Take care of yourself so you heal quickly!



Aimee     at 12:53 pm

I echo all of the OMGs above. My thoughts are with you as you begin the healing process. I hope you feel well soon.


sarah k @ the pajama chef     at 12:54 pm

oh my gosh! how frightening. i am so glad you’re okay though… best wishes on a speedy recovery!!


Christie     at 12:54 pm

omg! so glad you are doing okay now… your positivity in re-telling this story was amazing… hope you heal up quick!


Laura     at 12:55 pm

I’m so sorry this happened to you, but I’m glad that you’re feeling in good spirits. I hope you get better soon.


Mehnaz     at 12:55 pm

Emily! Oh my goodness – I’m in tears reading this – it must have been so tough for Casey to see your hurt. I know your pain must be great but I really hope you have lots of meds and you are feeling better resting up and hugging your doggies. xx


Babs     at 12:57 pm

ohhhh emily, you poor thing! i’m so glad you’re going to be okay. people really need to pay attention, especially in the rain. i was driving yesterday, and it was terrible how people weren’t paying attention–no lights, no blinkers.

at least you get to be with family soon :)


A Better Me     at 12:58 pm

OMG! I’m so glad you are okay! Hope you have a super speedy recovery! XOXO

And if your relationship with your doggies isn’t normal…well then who would want to be normal? I love snuggle time with my pets. You definitely deserve some extra snuggles now! :)


Erin     at 1:05 pm

I never posts comments, but I read your blog daily. I’m so glad you’re okay, that must have been terrifying! My thoughts are with you and I hope you feel better soon. :)


Tamicka     at 1:10 pm

let me just tell you how sorry I am. I live in a very busy area and the drivers here are just as careless. I say I almost get hit once a week and have been hit before. I hope that your on your feet walking soon. Please take care of yourself and I hope you heal quickly.


Pam     at 1:12 pm

So sorry to hear about this accident! What a nightmare! Hope you feel better fast… and you should take that photo of your hospital wristband with your name,date of birth and medical record number off the blog ;)


Meghan     at 1:17 pm

I’m so sorry Emily! Good news is you are going to be ok!


Liz @ Blog is the New Black     at 1:20 pm

All I can say is that I’m glad this story has a happy ending- with you being ok. THinking of you!!


Danielle     at 1:27 pm

Wow, this post gave me shivers! I hope you are feeling better :)


Katie @ Shared Bites     at 1:28 pm

Yikes! I’ve never been to this blog before, but since I just started a blog this week (and live in DC and run a lot) a friend of mine told me I had to check it out. I’m so sorry about the accident and wish you a speedy recovery! Looking forward to future (less dangerous) posts. :)


Laurab @ foodsnobstl     at 1:35 pm

Thank god you are okay! Get well soon!


Natalia - a side of simple     at 1:35 pm

I am stunned, Emily. I’m so thankful you are safe now. You are in my prayers for a speedy recovery. My heart truly goes out to you and your family! Keep with it, champ ;)


Stacy     at 1:40 pm

Oh my goodness, Emily. I am so glad to hear you are okay! I wish you a speedy recovery and have a great weekend with your family!


Amy*     at 1:45 pm

I’m glad that you weren’t hurt any worse than you were. I’m hoping for a speedy and pain-free recovery!*


Kristy     at 1:47 pm

How terrifying!

I hope you have a very speedy recovery and a wonderful family visit!


Lissa     at 1:50 pm

I feel so sorry for you. Be gentle with yourself and enjoy your loving family.


Maraika     at 1:52 pm

I love your blog, you’re such a happy, caring person, and I can’t believe something so horrible happened to you! I was so sad to read this! I hope you heal quickly, and I’m so glad you’re safe!


Lynn     at 1:53 pm

Oh Emily,
So sorry for your scary scary experience, but sooo relieved that you were not seriously hurt. All good thoughts and vibes from California that you’re back running again and feeling great very soon!


Kelly     at 2:04 pm

I’m so glad you are ok. You are a wonderful writer. You described the event so well I could actually picture it. Take care and enjoy the comfort of your family.


Kristie     at 2:06 pm

De-lurking here to say that I’m thinking a hell of a lot of positive thoughts for you right now. What a scary thing to expierence. I’m glad you’re up and moving around!


Laura     at 2:14 pm

Omgsh! I had chills reading this…so so scary. Even though I don’t know you, you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Hopefully, you’ll be back and running in no time.


Pauline     at 2:18 pm

I’m so glad you’re ok!! Your story gave me chills. I hope you’re able to enjoy the wedding festivities despite stiches and a crutch!


Karen     at 2:18 pm

That is a scary story! I can’t help but think you had a guardian angel looking out for you. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


Kelsey     at 2:24 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about the accident, but so glad you’re ok. Thanks for sharing so we can all remember to be aware of drivers as we’re walking/running on the road. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, and enjoy the time with your family this weekend.


Yvonne     at 2:24 pm

So sorry that this happened to you. You seem to be taking everything fairly well. I live in NYC and constantly freak out about what-if accidents with bad drivers/cabbies, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, horses and silly pedestrians. I will def keep you in mind to stay aware of such instances.


Jen     at 2:28 pm

Whoa there girl! That’s so NOT where I thought that post was going. I just told my co-worker, “one of my blog gals got hit by a car!” as if you were someone I knew personally. Goes to show how your blog has an effect on people! Hope you heal up well!


Jen     at 2:34 pm

I am SO glad you are ok. Just remember what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger!


Sara     at 2:38 pm

This is terrifying, I live in a city with lots of walkers and bikers and there are constantly stories about both being hit by cars. I also work in a hospital and see these traumas come in often, it is terrifying to think it can happen to any of us. So glad you are “ok” today and going to fully recover.

Puppy cuddles make everything better. I love the pic of you cuddling with Indy! hah.


Clare @ Fitting It All In     at 2:38 pm

How terrifying, but so lucky that you are okay. I hope you feel better and that seeing your family helps:)


Nathalie     at 2:41 pm

I am so sorry that this happened to you but so thankful that you are ok-ish; as ok as one can be after having been knocked down by one of those Tahoe beasts! I am so glad that it wasn’t a lot worse…doesn’t bare thinking about! I am sure you being so fit and strong really really helped to prevent worse injury and will aid your recovery as well.
I wish you a super speedy recovery…look after yourselves!!! Your poor Casey must have had the shock of a lifetime also and the pups…it’s weird how they sense these things.
So glad you’ll still be able to make it to the wedding and see your loved ones! Have a wonderful time!
Indy is just too snuggleable! I’d love to do that with my pups, but the girl is too dignified and the boy weighs 110+ pounds, so he’ll probably crush me…although he’d love it, he’s a total cuddle bear!
Lots of love xxx


whitney     at 2:46 pm

i hope you recover soon. I’m so sorry for your accident but its great your ok


suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]     at 2:50 pm

oh my goodness, so glad to hear that you are okay!


sandra     at 3:01 pm

OMG Emily!!! So glad you are okay! That must have been terrifying for both of but you are so lucky. So so lucky. Here’s hoping for a quick recovery.


Nichole @ Flirting with Food, Fitness & Fashion     at 3:05 pm

Very happy to hear that you are okay! Very scary situation – it’s amazing how quickly something like that can happen.
Hope you have a quick recovery!


Candice @ ChiaSeedMe     at 3:17 pm

I cannot believe this happened to you! I’m so sorry you had to go through it! I’ll be keeping you in my prayers as you heal. I’m so glad it wasn’t worse. Your strength and positivity about it all is so inspiring. Get some rest and take care of yourself.

Oh, and ps, I totally feel you on leaving the dogs. We’re leaving our little baby for four days next week (to come to DC!) and I am already so worried.


LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils     at 3:22 pm

Thank GOODNESS you are safe!!! Casey and your family must be beside themselves with worry.

Also, as horrible as it is that the woman didn’t realize she hit you, I’m so glad she 1-stopped and 2-wasn’t drunk. At least you can put the financial worries to rest and just concentrate on healing.

If you end up needing a chiropractor, my father works in friendship heights, dc and he’s fantastic. I would love to put you in touch with him.


kATH     at 3:26 pm

I read this post in bed this morning and just remembered I didn’t comment.

I had no idea it was this serious or I would have been crying yesterday! You were thrown!? TEARS! I’m so glad you’re OK. You have no idea.



Carolyn     at 3:30 pm

SO glad you’re okay. WHY in the world did it take them 30 minutes to get to you!!?? The rain, I guess? That’s terrible.


emily (a nutritionist eats)     at 3:32 pm

That is SO scary, I’m so glad that you are ok and your injuries aren’t major.


MaryBe     at 3:35 pm

This is so horrifying. It’s a miracle you weren’t hurt worse than you were. Very scary.
Yes it’s amazing how dogs have that sixth sense. And I had to LOL about the underwear – so what our mothers told us IS true!


eliza     at 3:38 pm

So happy you are O-K.


Mom     at 4:07 pm

I love you
…you were concerned about your…. underwear????


Errign     at 4:08 pm

Oh my goodness Emily, I’m so happy to hear that you are not more injured! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!


David Schaewe     at 4:23 pm


Prayers of thanksgiving that you’re doing as well as you are and prayers for a speedy recovery.
I’m sure Casey, Huey and Indy will make awesome nurses.


Alexis @ Mission: Ambition     at 4:29 pm

So glad you’re okay!! That is so scary. I hope you heal quickly and are feeling better soon!


Tracey     at 4:29 pm

Emily, I am so sorry to hear this happened to you. What a scary event! But I am glad you are ok and that stitches were all that needed to be done. Take it easy this weekend and enjoy the time with your family.

Oh, and yes, your relationship with your dogs is completely normal. I have the same with mine and hate leaving him when I go out of town. Hopefully they comforted you and made you smile when you returned home from the hospital :)


Jenny     at 4:33 pm

Wow, how scary! Glad you’re okay and hope you can still walk down the aisle tomorrow as a bridesmaid :) I have a feeling you’re going to bounce back quickly and will be up & running in no time.


Kelli     at 4:39 pm

Emily, OMG – I am stunned and in tears. I am so glad you will be alright, I can’t believe this happened. You seem to be in good spirits, I hope it continues. I don’t know what to say…


becca r     at 4:41 pm

sending you good thoughts!


Doc (The Healthy PhD)     at 5:00 pm

I hope you are ok! I’m so sorry this happened to you and you had to miss out on your fun plans…I wanted to let you know that 2 years ago I was hit in a similar way (right turn on red, T-boned my BICYCLE, sent me flying, hospitalization, etc). The BEST advice I got was to call my car insurance people, because my car insurance has personal injury protection, and they dealt directly with the driver’s company. I had it all worked out in 2 weeks and never had to deal with a bill or with my insurance going up or anything. If you have comprehensive insurance, you might call to see if they’ll help you. It totally saved me time and energy in that trying time.


Katie     at 5:02 pm

Oh no! How scary. I’m glad you weren’t more seriously hurt. DC area drivers can be pretty crazy sometimes. Everyone can use a good reminder to slow down and pay attention. Hope you are back on your feet soon!


Snehal     at 5:11 pm

Hope you feel better soon, Emily! I drive an SUV and I am going to make sure I am extra careful on the road.


KellyC     at 5:13 pm

So very glad you are okay. Prayers for quick healing.


Clare     at 5:16 pm

I’m so sorry this happened to you…absolutely awful. I can’t imagine how horrible and scary this must have felt (and in the rain too!) I was t-boned several weeks ago by someone running a red light (the woman was rooting through her purse) when I had my three children in the car. Thankfully everyone was okay but I learned that you just cannot take for granted that people are going to stop when they should…even if they look like they have slowed down a little. I shudder to think what would have happened if I had been on foot crossing the intersection with my children. So scary.


Paige     at 5:26 pm

I hope the rest of your weekend is MUCH better than the way it started out. Seriously, what a perfect time to have already arranged to see your family – you’ll get extra good hugs!

And I probably would have loved to see your gross knee, I’m weird like that though. :)


Katie     at 5:31 pm

oh my god, how terrible! i love your blog and am so glad you are ok. i wish you a fast and healthy recovery!!


Cate     at 5:35 pm

Oh my goodness! that sounds incredibly scary, but thank goodness you are OK. I am a relatively new reader and I just wanted to send well wishes your way.
Rest and enjoy your time with your family though! :)


Chicago Cuisine Critique     at 5:40 pm

Oh my word! I cannot believe this story. Thank goodness you are ok. How scary that could be. Thankfully you will still make it to Ohio and please enjoy yourself! Feel better!


Billy     at 6:12 pm

So glad that you are OK and able to find some humor in it all. Let yourself heal and do not push yourself to much or take it to easy so that you are able to get right back up again where you left off.


Sarah     at 6:23 pm

Emily! This is the first time I’ve commented on your blog (though I’ve been reading for months and months) – I’m SO glad you’re alright! There are so many people thinking of you now!


Eva     at 6:31 pm

you have been in my thoughts all day! hope you are feeling [slightly] better and have a great weekend with family.

we are all so glad you’re all right.


Jaima     at 6:37 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal. How terrifying that must have been, but I am so glad you are ok now. I wish you a speedy recovery and in the meantime I hope you enjoy the time with your family.


KatieF     at 6:48 pm

Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry to hear about your accident. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way–best wishes for a speedy recovery!


Katie     at 6:49 pm

Reading this post gave me chills. I’m so glad you are [relatively] okay!! I hope you are able to enjoy your weekend.
And can I just say, those pictures of you & Indy just made my heart melt with adorableness!! SO cute. :)


Ana     at 6:50 pm

Omg Emily, I am glad you are ok. Geez, it all sounds crazy, really glad you are doing well and nothing major happened.
Now, last thing you should worry should be your underwear or being exposed. Doctors, nurses, and technicians (lab, x-ray, mri) see people in their underwear all the time, and believe me, that is the last thing they are thinking about when someone comes in hurt in the hospital.
Take good care of yourself and your injury. Sending all the good and positive vibes and thoughts on your way for a speedy recovery! I am sure you will be up and running in no time. Just slow down, take some deep breaths and allow enough time for your body to heal and all will be fine!


Emily     at 7:08 pm

Oh, Emily! I can’t believe that happened…I am so glad you are ok! Thank God.
I am a new reader, only a couple of weeks..we have the same name so I had to check out your blog and I love it. You are in my thoughts and prayers, take care this weekend :)


Colleen     at 7:18 pm

Hope you feel better soon! :-) Glad you could make it home in one piece. I’ve been reading your blog since I saw it featured in “Better Homes and Gardens,” and I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes once our own move to the DC area is finished and I finally have my own kitchen again. Keep up the good work!


Lisa     at 7:18 pm

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry, but so so so glad you are ok! I wish you a speedy recovery. Have a wonderful time in Ohio.


amanda     at 7:28 pm

I am so GLAD you are okay, you were soooo lucky! Its nice you still get to go to Ohio after all…=)


Luann     at 7:31 pm

Very scary! I’m so sorry and very glad you are okay! Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope     at 7:35 pm

So happy that you’re okay and nothing more serious. That is incredibly scary.


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope     at 7:38 pm

..And as an ICU nurse, trust me, we do not care what kind of underwear you’re wearing!! We see some pretty disgusting things like people in days old underwear, crusted, etc. Your undies were probably the cleanest/prettiest things to grace the ER in awhile.


Becky     at 7:59 pm

Thank God you are okay ! What a scary ordeal!! I’m in Ohio (have been reading & enjoying your blog for months now) and I’m glad you can still make it to the wedding & I hope the traveling isn’t too painful for you! Be safe.


MaryEllen     at 8:17 pm

My mouth just hung open as I read your account of the horrible accident. I am so sorry for what you had to go through! The angels were looking over you… you could have been so easily hurt much worse. Tucking you in my prayers tonight!


Silvara     at 8:19 pm

OMG…I am so glad you are ok – my heart literally stopped for a split second.

As for the lace underwear, I guess mothers can finally say they are right when they tell you to wear nice underwear in case you get hit by a car… :P

Hope you get better soon!


Rosemary     at 8:19 pm

So so sorry Emily that this happenend to you!Thank you God that your injury was not more serious..how things can change in an instant.I’m so glad you were still able to go to the wedding,I’m sure being with family and friends will be even sweeter. Hope you have a wonderful time! Will keep you in my prayers.


Olena     at 8:22 pm

Emily, you will come back stronger than you have ever been and run all those marathons for a long long time. Rest, relax and get well. We love you. xoxo


beetred     at 8:27 pm

HOLY! that is crazy, hope you feel better!


Tina     at 8:45 pm

Holy moly. That is quite a story. I’m so glad that you’re okay.


Stephanie     at 8:53 pm

I am so glad that you are OK. How scary! Things happen so quickly. You are in my thoughts. Hope you make a speedy recovery!


zoe (and the beatles)     at 8:54 pm

you’re such a trooper!!!!!!! happy you’re okay and no permanent damage was done. i hope that lady learned a lesson, too!


Kristie     at 8:54 pm

I just wanted to add to the long list of concerned readers!

I am so glad you weren’t in worse condition than you are! You seem to have a great attitude towards it! I hope you heal as fast and easy as possible!


Tieghan     at 9:14 pm

I m so glad you are OKAY! Keep your spirt up!!!! You are in my prays!


Nikka     at 9:28 pm

Wow, even after all this, you still make me smile with your writing (underwear dilemma?)…
Take care of yourself & hug your family as long as you want..
I promise I’ll be cautious out there.


Jillian@ Reshape Your Life     at 9:32 pm

That is unbelievable!! I can’t believe that happened to you, I’m so sorry!! I’m glad your doing so well considering the circumstances. I hope you feel better soon!!


Helen     at 9:53 pm

OMG!! I am so glad that you are okay, that was so frightening to read, I couldn’t even imagine what you guys were having to go through. I love your blog and have followed you for awhile. I hate to think that so many people are driving and not aware of their surroundings. I too live in a place that requires alot of driving. It is so frightening to be on the road! I will say a pray for you guys tonight. Get Well and have a safe trip :)


Becky     at 10:00 pm

The whole experience seems so unreal. I am so glad you are OK. I was shaken just reading about it. Take good care of that body…rest up! Sending positive thoughts your way!


kellie     at 10:15 pm

Emily! so glad that you are okay (and even blogging :) thank goodness that your so strong and well-conditioned to take a hit like that and be as resiliant as you have been. Its funny how the world works sometimes, all along you thought you were training for a marathon, when maybe you were actually training for this . . . you definitely get a GOLD medal for fighting off a chevy tahoe with your leg:) heal fast and comfortably!!


Marty     at 10:57 pm

Emily, so glad you are okay.


Jill     at 11:11 pm

De-lurking to say I’m so glad that you’re OK! I suspect that all your running came to your aid today- having strong legs probably prevented worse injuries.

Have a fun trip with your family!


Bess @ Bess Be Fit     at 11:29 pm

I’m so glad you are ok!!! That is a scary story…my uncle got hit by a car out on a jog one night and was killed. The driver, ironically, was a nurse on her way to the ER.

I thank God you’re alright and you will run again soon no worries!! Just focus on resting up :) And hey…the lace isn’t that bad…it could have been granny panties!


kellyO     at 11:31 pm

So glad you are okay. My cats totally know when something is up. Enjoy your time with family and get some rest! Your body needs it… :)


Emilyeatsclean     at 11:40 pm

Oh my goodness girl!! What a crazy day….sooo glad you are okay!! Get some rest….


Meagan     at 12:04 am

Emily! I am amazed that you are not more hurt! That sounded like a pretty intense accident! I am glad you are alright!! I think God was definitely looking out for you. I will keep you in my prayers. Was nothing broken? WOW


Kristen     at 1:05 am

I am so glad you are ok! Take care of yourself and enjoy being with your family.


EmilyFindsHerStride     at 2:22 am

Oh my goodness that is ridiculous. I don’t normally comment, but I was reading Theodora’s Tumblr and read her friend was hit by a car. The DC area is not the safest place driving wise. I hope your leg feels better soon!

Also wanted to add this is my first time reading your blog and I noticed tons of weird coincidences. My name is also Emily, I go to school very nearby Columbus, my home is very nearby Alexandria, and I am also in the hospital today, but thankfully for a lot less painful reasons. Hospitals are no fun!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Oh wow! We sure do have a lot in common. :) Where do you go to school? I went to Denison in Granville.


Joy     at 6:45 am

Omg you poor thing! I am glad you are okay(ish) and will be sending speedy pain-free healing vibes your way!


Hilary     at 8:05 am

I am so glad you’re ok. My heart started pounding just reading this. Heal quickly!!


Amanda     at 9:32 am

Oh my god! I’m so sorry to hear this. How scary! How lucky it wasn’t worse though. I hope you still have fun this weekend, and then can focus on resting.


www.theevolvinghomemaker.com     at 10:48 am

oh my gosh! I feel sick just reading about it! I do hope you recover quickly and are back in action soon. What a good reminder to me…a busy homeschooling Mama who does race to things in a hurry sometimes…I will be late. It is worth it.

Peace to you…



Taysa     at 2:27 pm

Oh my goodness, how awful and terrifying! I am so so so glad to know you are ultimately ok, even with painful injuries.


Brittany (Eating Bird Food)     at 4:03 pm

Wow – reading this post made me feel tense and shaky. I can’t believe that happened. I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through all this, but very happy that you are okay! I hope you are able to enjoy your weekend.

Sending a big hug your way!


Amelia     at 4:15 pm

Oh my gosh! I just read your post. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heal fast. :)


The Healthy Hostess     at 9:44 am

So glad you are ok Emily! Thinking about you and hoping for a speedy recovery!


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Mary     at 10:41 am

Reading this brought tears to my eyes! I am so thankful you are ok. And you are the best for heading to the wedding anyway. Take care of yourself!


April     at 12:13 pm

Oh, Emily! I’m just catching up on blogs in my Reader…..I am SO glad you are ok. How scary that drivers are so oblivious to what is going on around them. I am sorry that you are in so much pain but glad that it wasn’t worse. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!


Me-Linh     at 1:33 pm

OMG FEEL BETTER!! It’s quite a blessing that both of your legs are still intack!
Seriously some drivers are crazy stupid. I’ve almost lost my father and brother to people who try to run a red light.
Not worth it.


Kerr     at 1:56 pm

Oh my gosh this is awful! I am so sorry! I hope your trip is good and you get to feeling better soon.


B     at 4:04 pm

I hope you team up with a lawyer! Those medical bills can be expensive and she was clearly at fault


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

We are meeting with a lawyer today, and she has been cited. No worries. :)


Erica     at 5:35 pm

SO glad you are ok. How scary! I can’t believe you were calming down the driver of the car. What a story


Bethany     at 6:02 pm

I can completely relate to how u feel. my best friend and I were hit 4 weeks ago by a woman making a left turn at about 20 mph soooo scarey. keep an eye out for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)i hope that your leg is the only sustained injury and that you have a quick recovery.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Wow – so glad you are okay too! How scary.


Lisa (bakebikeblog)     at 7:26 pm

oh my god – I am so glad to hear that you are ok :( How frightening :(


Kelley     at 9:27 pm

So sorry to hear about this – I hope you recover quickly.


Delishhh     at 9:57 pm

OH MY! I was just catching up on my blog reading and read this. WOW! I am so sorry but glad that you are ok. I was hit by a car last year someone who lost control of their car and hit me. I was ok it was more of the stress related to it. But glad you are ok. Wish people would pay attention more than txt, talk on the phone, eat of what ever they do in the car and just drive instead.


Jaime     at 10:32 pm

Whoa, I missed a lot. Although really, next time, I’d prefer it if no one hit you with their car! I’m so, so glad you’re okay. Be well and take it easy. I know that this will lead to a lot of ups and downs, but I also know you can get through it. One day at a time.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

haha me too!


Maryann     at 12:41 pm

I haven’t been on your blog lately and to my surprise I read this. Shock, relief and gratefullness.
You surviving was a miracle in itself and how brave you were to handle it all with stride. I commend you. And I along with others are glad you are okay.
Lancaster Co Gal


lisasfoods     at 3:33 pm

Wishing you lots of health and healing. I am so glad to hear you’re okay.

It’s amazing how much can happen in just a week of not reading your blog.


Anne     at 4:00 pm

Oh MY GOD, Emily!!! I’m SO glad you’re okay. Thoughts and prayers are with you guys!


Katie from Run Little Legs!     at 4:05 pm

I am glad you are alright! Drivers in DC are nuts. Take care, Emily!


Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries     at 4:18 pm

OH MY GOSH, EMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I cannot believe this happened. I am so, so, so happy that all you received are a few stiches. You are SO LUCKY! I will pray for you, as I know the road to recovery will be frustrating. And although completely random, you are not showing up in my Google Reader anymore. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem? Keep your head up! I can always send you some KETCHUP! :smile:


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Really? Weird. Try re-adding this feed addresss:


Hope that works!


Lea @ Healthy Coconut     at 4:41 pm

Emily, get well soon. I was really scared reading this post, but I knew that you were ok because I was reading a post you wrote and not someone else telling us about your accident.

You are so strong so I know you will recover fast.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I didn’t want to scare everyone. I knew I needed to write something!


Jin     at 5:57 pm

I literally just choked on my apple when I came across this post. I was wondering why you were in a wheelchair when I checked the top posts!

Emily, thank goodness you are okay.

Take care of yourself, take it slow and get well soon. Judging by the tone of this post I’m assuming you are taking it pretty well. Think of it as a time for your body to genuinely rest and a time to appreciate what your body can do for you!

Take care and get well soon!


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Jessica @ How Sweet     at 7:39 pm

Can’t believe I am just seeing this post. Thank goodness you are okay!! <3


Lisa     at 8:50 pm

OMG! I couldn’t believe what I just read! My heart goes out to you, looks like you had a good time @ the wedding with friends and family despite everything.
Take care and get well soon!


Christie - Honoring Health     at 8:57 am

I am just now checking in after a few days of not reading and wanted to tell you that I am so glad you are OK. What a horrendous experience for you to have to go through. I am glad you were able to make it to the wedding and spend some much needed time with your family.

{{{Healing Vibes}}}


Amykinz (Foodie4Healing)     at 10:36 pm

OMG Emily! You are lucky to be alive! I can’t believe what a good sport you are and how incredibly positive you always seem. Take care of yourself girl! And count your blessings. Hugs!


Dee     at 11:18 pm

OMG Emily! {{{{hug}}}} I had no idea!! Take care of yourself and I hope you heal quickly! I’m so glad to hear you are ok and on the mend!


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Gabrielle     at 8:10 am

Wow, just catching up on your blog! This is crazy, and I am so glad you are alive and well! Can’t wait to read the following posts to see how it’s going in the aftermath.

Did you see you’re in bed number 13 in the hospital? :)

You poor thing. I hope that woman who hit you changes her driving habits, or maybe learns how to drive.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I TOTALLY saw the number 13. Such a bummer. 12 is my lucky number!


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Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep     at 12:31 pm

Oh Emily! I’m so sorry this happened to you! I’m so glad you’re okay!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks Andrea. Hoping to get back on track sooner than later.


Barry     at 1:11 am

Omg!! I am Dorry’s sister and I just read this post. I am seriously weeping!! Cannot believe you went through this but amazed at your strength. I lost my best friend to a hit and run when we were in high school. I think you are incredible. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You rock!!! All my best!!!



Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Barry! I love Dorry. :) Thanks for the prayers – doing my best to keep smiling.


Danielle     at 8:19 pm

OH my! I just saw what happened after reading Dorry’s post and I’m so thankful that you are okay! Random, crazy thing for a stranger to say, but I felt like I couldn’t read without leaving a comment. Many prayers to you and your family right now!


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Lisa     at 6:34 pm

Holy shit! I’m just now catching up on old posts. I am so glad you are okay and hope that the damage isn’t permanent.

Please take my advice –I had surgery on my ankle to replace the ligament a few years ago…my advice is to do the physical therapy every day like your life depends on it. I half-assed it and I’ve regretted it ever since!!!!!


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MommyB Knows Best     at 5:22 am

Tears welling up in my eyes, I can’t imagine what you went through! I’m sure it seemed like a movie at the time but I’m so glad that you are okay and getting back on your feet these days! God was really looking out for you that day and He continues to. Thanks for sharing such a scary experience and making me remember to appreciate every minute!


Stevie     at 8:29 pm

I just started reading your blog, hence the rather tardy comment to this post :]

I went through something similar myself a few years ago – biking home from work, a drunk driving an Expedition sped through a stop sign and knocked me clean to the other side of the intersection (and didn’t stop, though the police did find him!). I was so very fortunate that, despite being in a bit of pain, I walked (well, limped) away from the scene and was allowed to go home right away.

I totally understand the “oh my god oh my god oh my god” response – I sat in the middle of the street screaming and watching the driver speed away once I realised what had happened! It’s so scary and infuriating and confusing all at the same time!

I’m happy to read that although you did need medical attention, it wasn’t toooooo serious (like, surgery serious!) and I hope that, if not fully mended, you are well on your way these many weeks later!


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brooke     at 12:16 pm

oh my gosh! I just read this and it brought tears to my eyes. My little brother was hit by a car in late September (just a couple weeks before you) in Northern Virginia as well. I wish people paid more attention.


Heba @ My Life in a Pyramid     at 11:08 am

oh my goodness – just jumped over here from today’s post. Crazy and so scary what happened to you but SO glad you’re ok!! I have that fear of getting hit while walking down the street (and it almost happened to me in Egypt), but you’re the first person I hear about who actually went through that! Hope you covered well and are not dealing with any leftover aches or symptoms! :) -Heba


Heba @ My Life in a Pyramid Reply:

*recovered ;)


Emily Malone Reply:

Thanks Heba! Definitely be careful and look EVERY way when you cross the street!


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Dani Delicatessen     at 11:33 am

This is crazy! Thank god this didn’t happen today, THIS year. So glad you are healed now. A similar thing happened to me when a man dropped his air conditioner from his 4th story window and it landed on my head! You are totally right when you say it’s like what you see on tv—and stitches all along your hair line HURTS


Emily Malone Reply:

OMG are you serious?? That is INSANE! I am so glad you are okay!


Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl     at 1:27 am

Hi Emily, just read this post after your “One Year” post and I teared up… I am so proud of you and the journey you have been through the past year! You are an incredible writer, wife and mom to be. Congrats!

Love from Holland xxx


Eileen     at 7:19 am

HI Emily,

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face reading your post from last year. I have been reading all of your blog posts daily for the last few months and feel like you are part of my heart and family. I can’t believe that happened to you, I’m shocked! You are going to be an amazing mother and I’m looking forward to sharing this next year and all the years to come with you and your growing family.



Emily Malone Reply:

Awww thanks Eileen. :)


Kim     at 12:08 pm

Hi Emily,

This is the second time I read this post now that I’m reading your blog from the beginning to present (the first time was right when you published it) and both times I cried! That is SO scary! I’m glad you were able to “walk” away from that horrible accident! I’m gradually making my way forward to present day in your blog posts and am excited to read all about the big events happening in your life. (can’t wait until your giving-birth story! I’ve heard a lot about it!) Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and, although this happened a year and half ago, I’m so glad you are okay!

- Kim


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