On Sunday I took my longboard to the same old hill and practiced the Coleman Slide. There is a medium sized parking lot at the top, slopped enough to practice this very wide turn. I could almost slide this way on command. I've been sliding, just not the Coleman. I took the hill and got bored.
North Manchester has some beautiful houses and empty streets... and hills. I found one hill that would have killed me, it was long and wide and very rough. I found another nice wide hill, a bit steeper than I was used to, and started practicing my slide. Every 10 feet or so I was sliding to slow down.
Then I went over the edge of a very steep hill and sped up dramatically. I must have been doing 25mph. My board wobbled and I landed on my right elbow, right hip, and left wrist, apparently. I've scraped up my right arm, but that's no big deal. I put a gouge in my leg where my thigh and the pavement destroyed my keys (bent, broke keys; mangled the ring beyond repair), again, no big deal. I walked back to my car, bent my car key back to working (I was lucky) and drove to buy an ice pack.
I'm certain I've sprained my left wrist. I've been wearing a wrist brace. I can still punch but I'm taking it easy in that department. My workout has been suffering. I'll have to look into the gym at work. $20 a month, and I'd still have problems with my wrist. I'm very frustrated about this sprain. I have a step exam in 5 weeks. I won't know what to do if this hasn't healed by then.