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I keep saying that I need to start exercising more regularly. In that vain, I finally pulled out my rollerblades this weekend for the first time in about two years. It was a nice 70 degree Florida winter day - not too hot to be outside like most of the year, and not too cool to be out in shorts skating.<br><br><br><br>
I even made a point of stretching out first. I figured I'd get a nice workout, and I could follow up by starting to do this on a regular basis again.<br><br><br><br>
Back when they first put the speed bumps in my neighborhood a couple of years ago, I was rollerblading regularly, and there was no easy way to get around them if I wanted to keep skating in my neighborhood, so I learned how to jump them. Unfortunately, I'm out of practice.<br><br><br><br>
I was out there less than 2 minutes when I tried to jump one of them for the first time and went down hard. Usually, wiping out doesn't hurt, because I wear wrist pads and fall backwards, so I just put my hands down to absorb the fall. This time, I went down face first. My elbow and knee (with no pads on) scraped the ground, painfully. Needless to say, I went straight home to wash the blood off, put on some medication and cover it in band-aids.<br><br><br><br>
Now, a day later, my upper arm around my shoulder is sore, and I know it's from the fall, because I didn't do any arm exercises or anything. So much for starting to exercise regularly. I'm going to probably need a week off to recover. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br>
Sticking to juggling for exercise from now on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I had a pretty bad wipeout once on rollerblades too. I was going down a street next to a park at a pretty good clip. There was a parking lot adjacent to the street, which was fenced in with a stockade fence on 2 sides preventing view into the lot.<br><br>
Right as I passed the fence, a man on a 10-speed came flying out of the lot, right at me. I had two choices: get hit or get out of the way.<br><br>
I dove to get out of the way, landed on my right forearm and rolled.<br><br>
It took the skin off of my arm from my elbow to about halfway down my arm.<br><br>
I got nasty roadrash that took a few weeks to clear up.<br><br>
However, once I was healed I was back on the blades.<br><br><br><br>
Don't let one bad experience ruin the whole thing for you!</span>
 

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So sorry to hear, hope you're better soon!<br><br><br><br>
One of my neighbors decided to walk up their front deck stairs which lead into the house before taking off their roller blades. They hit the slate floor and fell flat out on their face, totally crushing their nose flat. They had to have several reconstructive surgeries. So I guess....it could have been worse (bet that little story didn't help one bit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"> )
 

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Heh. Yeah, mine's not really that bad. Just a couple of minor scrapes. I'm just surprised that my upper arm and shoulder that didn't hit the ground are so sore. But it is the same arm where my elbow go scraped, so I guess it just got jarred when I went down. I'll be ok in a few days.<br><br><br><br>
Actually, my biggest obstacle in skating regularly is just timing. I never wake up early enough to exercise before work, and by the time I get home from work, it's usually dark out. So I end up doing indoor exercise, if any. So I really only have time to go rollerblading on weekends.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Ouch. I've been free from rollerblade injuries, but I've had some great bike stories. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I had a pretty bad one a few weeks ago on my rollerblades. I made the stupid mistake of rollerblading over the causeway and I was coming down so fast and I could not stop myself. I was going to go into a road full of traffic and get hit if I didn't somehow stop. I grabbed onto the railing on the causeway and my body just kept on going with my hands on the railing and I went right down on my back. Fortunately, I didn't really get hurt and I wasn't even bleeding. Then on that same rollerblading trip, I was going along this path that was pretty uneven in spots and I fell twice more!!!
 

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sorry to hear about the injuries, no need to jump curbs or walls so soon. Just speed skate your way down a nice smooth path and you'll get a great work out.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
best calorie burner is rollerblade against the wind on a very windy day or use a self parachute.<br><br><br><br>
Have fun!
 
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