Inline Skate Excursion #1

Being somewhat proactive with my fitness, I thought it would be a good idea to get a pair of inline skates. I would be something low impact that I could do when I got home from work and it’s a little different than biking. Today was the first time that I went out with my new skates, and I got jacked up.

Skating up the University Bridge was OK, I was a little uneasy, but things were going alright. I get to the north side of the bridge and this is where I made my mistake. There are two ways down from the northeast side of the bridge. One, take the stars, or two, take the decline down to the street. I’m not 100% sure what I was thinking, but I took the decline. About half way down I lost control of my speed and I fall down on my right side. I fall mostly on my right wrist and elbow. I get scraped up pretty bad on the right elbow. I have gone no more than a quarter mile and I’ve bit it! Good job me!

I sit there for a while and suck down some water, since falling is hard work and all. I think about quitting and going home to clean myself up, or do I continue towards Fremont? I decide on the latter. The rest was fine until I hit some parade in Fremont (Solstice?) and I turn around and head back.

I get home and take my shirt off and I see the real damage I caused. It’s pretty hot, but I cleaned myself up and now I’m trying to figure out what to do next. I really didn’t like falling, so I’m not 100% sold on me continuing to inline skate. I think biking would be good for me too, but I just spent some money on these skates and I’m sure I can’t return them now. There’s always Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace to sell them, and I think I could too… but do I want to give up after the first try.. that’s the bigger question.