Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Always Wear Protection
I've been dog-sitting this really awesome red nose pit bull that loves to skateboard with me. He runs and pulls me while I hold his leash. Since I'm not a fan of getting badly hurt I always wear a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, jeans, and good shoes. Maybe I look silly but I really don't care. Although I was questioning wearing the wrist guards because it's a bit challenging to hold the leash tightly and my hands get a bit sore.
On Tuesday, Mr. Dog and I were on a morning skate. We go about 5 miles and both love every minute of it. I was down low with knees bent and holding on to him when we hit a puddle. Before I knew it I was sliding on the sidewalk and Mr. Dog ran ahead a bit quite confused. Hubby was behind me on his bicycle and had to really slam on the brakes not to hit me! It's a good thing I wasn't standing up so I didn't have far to fall.
Luckily, those wrist guards were on. Just as lucky, I didn't hit the pavement but slid on it. I managed to leave the whole thing with a relatively small bruise on the hip.
We got back on the board and finished our run.
We'll be back out tomorrow morning.
The moral of the story - always wear protection.
What do you think? Do you bother to protect yourself in your sport?