Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ice Capade Drop-Out

So, here's the scoop: we went ice skating tonight and it was Christmasy and spectacular and then I lost my balance and wiped out in front of hundreds of people.

I hate when that happens.

I knew I was going down. I knew that it was only a matter of seconds before the ice and I became familiar with each other, but the only thing I could think of was, "ACTIVATE YOUR CORE, SARAH! Activate your core!!"

Either it didn't activate or what did activate was deemed immobile by the pizza I had for lunch, but after what seemed like 4 minutes of flailing, I ate ice like it was a snow cone.

I laughed. Tara giggled. And I heard a few gasps from the crowd. All in all, I would say it was fairly magnificent. And somehow I managed to get up and keep skating.

I decided to share a couple of clips with you so you can hear about it. Also, please notice how well Tara skates. She is one bowl haircut away from being called Dorothy.

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And after a few minutes, I noticed that my left arm began to ache. Here is Tara re-enacting my fall:

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My left arm is now immobile and I am simultaneously typing this and eating M&MS with my right hand. Hopefully nothing is too wrong, I do so enjoy my left arm. But I am thankful that this happened on our last night.

Stupid core.


  1. Oh, Sarah! No offense, but that is hilarious :). I can say that because it would totally happen to me. Hope you're not seriously injured. Thanks for sharing!

    Mandy <><

  2. Ahh Sarah. We would expect nothing less from the girl who went swimming in a fountain. You are such a good sport for sharing with us. ;-)