Pride. Fall.

February 13, 2011 at 1:19 am 2 comments

You may remember that last winter, ice skating was my new-found hobby.  I wasn’t very good, but it was fun!  I pretty much stopped skating in February, though, because after that it got nice and warm out and my friends and I went to more outside activities.  And I didn’t skate at all in the fall, but I went over Christmas break with Jessina and had a lovely time, and I went last week.

Both of those two times, I didn’t fall at all.  I was impressed.  And a little proud.  And thought that maybe I’d gotten past the wipeout stage…or at least until I tried to do something cooler than moving forwards.

Yes.  Well.  I went again tonight.  It was fun.  I was going a bit faster than usual.  And that pride thing?  Well, I took a spectacular fall.  Two, to be exact.  Once, I tripped on the front edge of my skates, my feet flew out and I landed smartly on my tailbone.  Thank goodness for friends who come flying over to pick you up!  (It was only slightly stunning 😉 ).  The second time, I landed on my wrist and sprained it. 


At least ice skating is a cooler reason for spraining than my usual, which is something along the lines of I-ran-into-a-chair, but still.

Those were two unneccessarily spectacular falls for such a tiny bit of pride! 

But, my friends were very clever and filled a shopping bag with snow for me.  Now it’s in a ziploc, in my freezer, ready for the end of this un-icing period. 

I have great friends. 

(Unfortunately, I also have my own pair of very cute white figure skates.  I love that.  But, since I have my own pair, everyone assumes that I’m fantastic.  That would be wrong….)

Moral of the story?  Save the pride for when you’re off the ice!


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  • 1. singamelody  |  February 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Aww! We should go ice skating over break, then my mom can teach you some fantastic moves for your very own skates 🙂
    Oh, and I remember the first thing she taught her students was how to fall, that way when they were practicing, they didn’t injure themselves 😛
    I hope your wrist gets better really fast!!! At least you have a dramatic story to go along with it :-).

  • 2. Joanna  |  February 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Aw, such a poor dear! Poor wrist. But, like Melody said, at least you have a nice story to go along with it. ; D

    love you!


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