Getting injured. It had to happen sooner or later but I put on a show in the process.
There I was, flying down a hill on my trusty Dahon bike, on route to the 10am (and only for the day) Bikram class. I felt my steering go a little weird (mental note: take Sabrina back to the bike shop for a re-check). The next instant, everything went horribly wrong and I found myself flying over the handle bars.. Aren’t these things supposed to happen in slow motion?!
A few judo rolls later (thanks to attaining the lofty heights of green belt), I find myself on my feet assessing the situation: Puncture in front wheel, a little bark off the hand, leg, lower back and a sore ankle. Phew, glad I was wearing a helmet! Time still on the clock? Check. Slip in a new tube, pump it up, climb back on the saddle and make the class!
Matt’s hot travel tip #3: Send your kids to judo.. minimum green belt!
The pain comes later and I realize I’ve sprained my ankle, the Bikram heat keeping it at bay till I get home. Darn, I’ll have less ice for the Sangria now that I have to share it with my ankle!
Rest Ice Compression Elevation (above heart height if possible!)
Dude, it was an accident about to happend sooner or later… But I’m very happy that you have the good taste of using a helmet. I’m, sure you don’t look funny at all!
Judo – great thing to know, I think I will take you up on that travel tip when the time is ready for it..
Keep up the great work mate, and keep your eyes on the road…