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the story of an invisible girl
I feel like I got hit by a train. Okay, a fairly small train, that didn't crush or mangle me or anything. Maybe a child's toy train, not so much a real train. But a sturdy and fast-moving child's train....

Oh dear, this isn't the best analogy. I'd better start over.

I feel like I got hit by a solid block of ice, while moving at a fairly high speed. Yeah, that works better, because that's more what happened! At skating practice today, we were working on learning our new program. We were moving in a fast line forward, doing some footwork. I was on the end, and it was whipping a lot because we aren't all moving at the same speed and direction yet, since it's new. We switched from forward to backward, and the girl next to me caught her heel and fell down.

She was too close for me to avoid her, and she swept my feet right out from under me. I tumbled over her and slammed my back into the ice with an embarrassing yell, as the wind was knocked out of my lungs. I thumped my elbow on the ice too, but fortunately I didn't hit my head, and I didn't actually injure anything. Once I caught my breath back, I was fine to get up and keep skating.

I knew I'd be sore once I stopped moving, because it was just so jarring! All of my back/ shoulder/ neck muscles and joints feel pretty abused. I took 3 advil when I got home a couple of hours ago, and I've been just lying on the couch. Now that I've gotten up, everything's much stiffer. I'm sure I'll be a lot better off in the morning, but right now, ouch!

Our poor coach, too....this just wasn't an "on" day for the team for some reason. We had a few people trip here and there. She sighed at one point, "We haven't even gotten to the hard stuff!"

Current Mood: sore sore

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joline From: joline Date: August 24th, 2003 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooooh-- owie! sorry that happened to you. i'm glad you didn't break anything!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, me too! I'm feeling better today, though still sore.
behindthefool From: behindthefool Date: August 24th, 2003 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm such a wimp when it comes to pain! I sympathise!

renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! (:
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: August 24th, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you thought about wearning pads and a helmet during practice?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
No, that would totally ruin the "artistic elements" of the skating! (Although I have worn kneepads occasionally, when I've been doing moves that involve hitting them a lot...)
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: August 24th, 2003 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sending a virtual backrub...

Any way you can relax in a hot bath tonight, maybe using some bath salts? Always works for me...and I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt; a good friend of mine is training for the Olympics, and he severely dislocated his shoulder falling during a performance. He's back up & running now, but that's gotta hurt!!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sending a virtual backrub...

Excellent suggestion, and one I might not have thought of...thanks! I took a nice hot bath last night, and it was quite relaxing.

Ouch, that's really scary. I'm lucky that I've never been seriously hurt skating. What sport is he doing?
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: August 25th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Interestingly Enough,

He's a figure skater! He's won the gold/first place in every division so far, and if he wins Seniors, he'll be the first man ever to win Gold in all divisions! Then he will go to the Olympics - they're plannin for Turin in 2006, I think it is. :-) I used to BABYSIT this kid, and now he & his kid brother are on their way to international noteriety! I feel OLD...but they're good kids. Want to see the older one's website?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Interestingly Enough,

Very cool! Yes, I'd definitely like to see the website.

A guy I took several dance lessons with went on to be 2-time national dance champions with his partner, and that was a pretty cool-but-weird feeling too, watching them on TV.
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: August 25th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)



:-) His little brother's website is linked at the bottom of the first page, too.

Which one on that pairs site is your friend?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Website

Cool, thanks for the links!

The guy, Gorsha Sur. Not actually a friend, but somebody I skated with years ago...
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: August 24th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


Try soaking in a hottub if you have access to one.

Massage is good though I'll be in TO this weekend.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 25th, 2003 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hottub

I took a hot bath last night, which wasn't a hottub but was nice and relaxing.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: August 25th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch!! Hope you're okay! No one realizes how dangerous synchro really is! I can't wait to see your program, sounds like it will be cool. I think our teams will all be really good this year, I can't wait for Ann Arbor! :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 26th, 2003 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Yep, I'm okay, just stiff and sore today! Fortunately, we have labor day weekend off, so I'll be fine by next week.

You guys are looking good, from what I've seen walking by on wednesdays! I'm psyched to see everyone at AA too, it's going to be a fun year.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: August 26th, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hugs. Are you feeling better? Need anything?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 26th, 2003 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Yeah, I'm definitely better, although my neck is still pretty sore. No, I don't need anything, but thank you for asking. (: I'll try hiphop tonight, although I'll take it easy on the head-movements!
cannibal From: cannibal Date: August 27th, 2003 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Hope it went great!
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