The Road to Rollergirl How I Stopped Being a Roller Wannabe and Started Being a Rollergirl

30Jul/100

Attack of the Knee Bruise from Hell!

I am completely and totally unsurprised that my knee has evolved into one giant bruise, with satellite bruises on my shin.

day 3

mmm, tasty.

Again, the lesson is always wear your pads! Luckily it doesn't really hurt unless I'm touching it. It's superficial so I'm still skating on it like a maniac.

28Jul/100

Lesson Learned, Mark 2

So I thought that I had learned my lesson about stupid injuries a couple of weeks ago when I hurt myself on the elliptical machine. Erm... not exactly.

I thought that it would be a good idea to the local open skate night and work on my moves a little. I think that it should have been a sign to me when none of the people I was going to skate with showed up. But no, I got out there and decided that even though I Absolutely cannot rollerdance, I would get there on the skate circle.

I did okay for about an hour, but by about 11PM, it was getting pretty crowded with a very serious RollBounce crowd. Well this guy comes up behind me and knocks me over. And then falls over himself. And then the two people behind us trip and fall too.

There is nothing more humiliating than falling totally spreadeagled and then having people going "oooooh!" and pointing (seriously!). My immediate thought was "get small! get small!" and I managed to get off the floor pretty quickly, but I got the shit pretty well knocked out of me. A couple of people were kind enough to come over and tell me to shake it off while the dude who knocked me over and the women who fell over us had an altercation that included pointing in my direction. My knee was screaming in pain, so after a little lap to keep me from ending on a bad note, I decided it might be time to call it an evening.

Seriously, I was fighting back tears. WIEEEENIE!

So of course I come home and take a bunch of pictures.

my boo-boo

Ouch!

It doesn't look hardly as bad as it is. I'll take more pictures as it inevitably develops into a big freakin' bruise. So what have we learned? ALWAYS ALWAYS wear pads. I tell you what, it's always when you're just fucking around that you really bite it. Ugh.

15Jul/100

Lesson Learned!

Ouch! I got my first serious-seeming injury, and it was the stupidest thing. I wasn't even on skates! I was working out and I think that I hurt my leg either changing directions on the elliptical trainer or on the leg extension machine. It hurt a little when I finished last night, but now it SERIOUSLY hurts! It's weird, because it's like when I stand up my knee feels like it's going to give out.

I absolutely refuse to have hurt myself in such a stupid way. Watch me have torn my ACL on a completely idiot-proof machine!