Monday, July 23, 2012
For a while now I have really wanted to surf, so I found lessons in NJ and set a date. Two of my awesome friends went with me, so we each got to go in one at a time to try and catch some waves.
It is a really awesome thing to do. Even if you don't get on the board, it is fun to ride the wave. I stood up twice, and my two friends stood up a handful of times. It was awesome!
What was not so awesome? Me dislocating my knee on my last wave.
Pretty much what happened was riding on of the waves I actually stood up on. I lost my balance and jumped off into shallow water, so I didn't realize and put a lot more weight on my landing than I should have. When the surfing instructor was helping me over to a board to sit on, I heard a 'pop' like it went back into place. It felt a lot better after that, but then my leg and ankle started to swell.
We hung around the beach for a while and I put ice packs on my knee and ankle. My ankle is gtg but my muscle behind my knee really hurts. My knee kept feeling weird last night but this morning it feels normal. I can walk on it but I kind of have a limp. I have crutches but I don't feel like that help much. If I am in this much pain tomorrow I think I am going to go to the dr.'s.