I want you to know how noble I was. I was on the back edge on public, when a little girl in a sweater with a bunny on it, skated in the wrong direction right at me. In other words, she was heading clockwise on a counter clockwise session. I was in her way.
I couldn't stop. She was just suddenly *there*. I twisted my body in trying to avoid her, but instead I just dropped straight down on my ass.
|This is every bit as painful as it look|
Anyway, it's gradually improved. I'm sure its not broken, and I'm sure it's not a bruised bone. It's take the last few weeks for this to heal up. I could touch my toes and straighten up without a major pain in my tushie.
So, I take a lesson on Sunday. The ice is horrible. The local minor league team had a game before public and the ice technician just sort of drove the resurfacer around the ice while whistling Dixie. Gouges, lumps, rough surface (did he use cold water or what?).
So, yes just as I'm doing a back edge, I hit some gouge, lump or roughness and go down on the same butt spot as before. My coach was looking right at me and she has no idea why I fell, and neither do I. I was on this amazingly solid back outside edge, and still went down.
But THIS TIME, I have a skatingsafe.com hip pad protecting the tail bone area.
It still hurt.
But it didn't make me any worse.
After this second fall, my coach told me that she had fallen on kids twice, once during an LTS class she was coaching, and it didn't hurt them at all.