Skiis, Knees, Boards and Leaves

Today was a good day - the last day to be in the slopes and while yesterday I did my first ever ski lesson and it was my first time on skis in 28 years, I moved onto a Snowboard instead. The last time was a mere 15 years ago.

Like riding a bike?

Kind of. First run went well. Second started off well until the end, where I saw a kid on a snowboard laying face down in the snow, not moving. To stop I had to do a very hard stop and slipped on the ice and smashed my knee.

Asked if he was alright...

The little asshole laughed, got up and slid away.

My knee is knackered.

I could feel it swelling, did several more runs, had lunch and then tried a few more. It is my front leg, can barely bend and can't pit pressure on it. Well... That's that.

But, I think overall it went well and I am planning with a friend to take our families to a cabin in Finland next winter, have some more lessons and spend a week together. Should be a lot of fun.

I'll get some kneepads.

I was also wearing a helmet for the first time in my life, and I think I liked it better. I don't have much to protect up there these days however.

But yes, it was nice to get on the snow again after so long and, it was also nice to be reminded that I can take a fall or two and survive. Sometimes, it isn't the punch in the face that is the pain, it is the fear of getting punched in the face - falling a few times reminds me I can still take a hit and survive. Though at the speed I was travelling, I am unlikely to face any life-threatening injury - just stuff that will make my life harder.

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Sexy.

Tonight is the last evening before heading back to "real life" in Finland, and while there have been periods of holiday feeling, it has been very successful in creating connections and friendships within the team. It has been far more interactive than I thought, and nearly everyone has been participating and mixing outside of their normal circles. I even feel like I have made some URL friends.

That's rare these days.

Taraz
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That looks as a nice good time!
It's good to do new activities, I think.

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Kneepads and a helmet are good. Making and building those connections and relationships are priceless. Those are some interesting photos. Thanks for sharing.

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I wanted to get something a bit different for the angles of these :)

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I could feel it swelling, did several more runs

Such would definitely occur since it been long you engage on it, the body will surely tell.

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Managed some new connections to communicate with, excellent!

Slopes look good, something I have never tried, useless on roller skates so doubt I would do this myself. Hope the leg heals, no one has fun after a spill at speed!

Safe journey home to the family.

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It really was fun out there today, but I am feeling it now. I don't think i have strong enough painkillers.

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Once you home again you will have time to rest up, make the most of it. Ask locals for painkillers to tide you over, sure they will oblige.

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It is good to try new activities to entertain yourself and discover other connections with different people, life always requires diversity

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Wonderful to have this courage to try skating again after so many years, it's a fun game that makes you brave
safe return to your home

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Your knee looks pretty gnarly, at least heading home you will be able to take care of it, or your wife will. Falling down now and then only leads to getting back up and staying in the fight or fun. Glad you had a good time.

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Falling is a good skill to learn. The knee is looking quite "pretty" now.

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I told you take care of your knee, my fucking sixth sense 🙄

Hope your cross link is okay. Get well soon mate

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:)

First time with this kind of injury - maybe you jinxed me :)

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Dear @tarazkp

You have made a lot of sacrifices for the sake of friendship and you did it well.

The sacrifice you have paid for something more valuable. Having many good friends is something very valuable?
I'm sure, because of your emotional connection with all of your friends, they feel the same way you do.

Me and all the #hive lovers are praying for your recovery, but it's no big deal. You will soon recover because of the great spirit and value of your friendship.

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Lol. I know it is not funny but had a chuckle when I saw the knees. I can't even roller skate so I have limits and even though it looks like fun I know the perils. You live in Funland so you have no choice and just have to learn. I can only imagine what the bruising will be like in a day or two. Knee pads are a must and obviously a helmet.

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You should see it already... It is black as and it had only been 12 hours. :D

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Hey @tarazkp , get well soon on your knees! Actually speaking of this, I recently also injured my knee and it was so disappointing. By chance, will you be looking out for exercises that are friendly to your knees? I am so crestfallen as I cannot even run or jump without feeling pain anymore... Used to be a national athlete and I have never once felt so weak in my life

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That sucks! Is there anything that can be done to help your knee?

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Well I have no idea honestly! I was so busy with work that I did not have time to see a physio, partially also the consultation fee for a physio is insane in my country.

But based on google (I know I know not the most credible of places to look at), it seems as though I would have over exerted and would require 6 weeks of rest. But nevertheless, it is very tough to not move around for 6hrs, much less 6 weeks... =(

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Dam bro - those knees! Made me wanna go snowboarding again, Last time was in Japan just before covid started. Well done for getting out on the board - loved the photos!

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Would love to do Japan one day. Sapporo?

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Some Universally Resource Located friends? o_O

Oof that knee, hope it's less gigantic now O_O was the kid thinking it was funny pranking people or was it the nervous kind of oh crap an adult giggle as they might have faceplanted and needed a moment (have dealt with kids like that before but not on snow).

Sounds like a nice time :D

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Lol URL friends :D

The knee is pretty purplish now - but I won't lose the leg, so it is okay.

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Oh fun, that's gonna sting XD keep it gently moving so you don't stiffen up too much and hope it heals quick :D

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Broken knees are no joke. In old age, they can be refused and forced to go to the doctors. It's better to use protection.

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Work trips can be brutal. Skiing, snow boarding, drinking. No wonder you hurt your knee...Just to take the edge off all the fun.

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The knees!!!! Ha ha ha, I know that feeling, as I have gone back playing soccer a few times in recent times and I am hobbling mess for a fews days after!

The worst thing about the knee injury is that you were trying to be very nice to someone and they were clearly just winding you up and playing dead, you would have a healthy knee only for the pesky kids

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