My wife and I have recently taken up rollerblading. We try to go on the weekends. It is good exercises, it is fun, and we get to spend some time together.
If you don’t particularly like working out, an awesome way to get your exercise in is to find something you enjoy… like rollerblading!
Anyways, after yesterdays post we decided to head out Rollerblading. Now let me tell you… we are FAR from expert rollerbladers. To this point, no one had fallen yet but there had been a few close calls. My biggest problem seems to be with stopping.
So back to yesterday again. We got to the point on our trail that we normally get to. We weren’t yet tired and the explorer in me got the best of things so we continued farther on the trail.
Turns out that going farther on the trail is just one big giant hill.
We started going down the hill.
Brain to me: “Its ok… just ride the hill out, you will be fine”
Me to brain: “Ok”
Started getting kind of fast.
Me to brain: “Ok this is starting to suck”
Brain to me: “Agreed… just ride it out and don’t fall”
Now going REALLY fast. I estimate about 35 miles per hour. (The wife had been smart about it and wiped out off the path a while back).
Me to brain: “OMG I am going to die”
Brain to me: “You will be fine… the hill has to end soon”
Get around a bend and see that the hill in fact does no end.
Me to brain: “OMG I am going to die… I need to try and slow down”
Brain to me: “OMG you are going to die… you need to try to slow down”
So I tried using the little brake on the rollerblade.
Gravity to me: “STOP!”
The second I lifted my foot to the braking stance, it was all over. I went down. Ass first… then slide about 5 feet on my back then roll and then slide 5 more feet on my face.
A hospital trip later, and I have a severely bruised tail bone, lacerated shoulder arms and back and a nice swollen face with roadrash.
Sad thing is… I can’t wait until I can get back out on my blades! lol
Pics. They dont really do the damage justice but urgent care said thats the worst shape they have seen someone come in in a while lol: