Let it blow your mind…
Yesterday I decided it was time to push myself and try a new trick. Super excited I strapped on my ankle brace and my board and went out on a shorter rope than normal with slow speed (which is a great way to learn new tricks!!). After throwing a couple of backrolls to get used to the new rope lenght I decided to go for a handle pass roll to blind. I really shouldn’t have. After missing the handle and spinning into what is so similar to my feared tootsie crash I came to the surface in a screaming mess again. Mostly my fear of what damage I’d done to my ankle this time made me sad because I’ve really been having fun riding lately and I don’t want to take time of the water. After a few tears and my normal RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) it actually doesn’t feel too bad but just the realization that there are some tricks I might never be able to do is pretty sad. Well never is a strong word and as DC says, there are so many other tricks I can try. Just that some of the tricks that’s been on my “dream-list” are pretty far away right now. I’m happy the crash didn’t make it that much worse and I’m hoping the doctors will have found a treatment for arthritis in the next 30 years but this morning when the others went out for a sesh, I’m stuck in here with you 😉
Time goes so fast here in Spain! I can’t believe it’s june already. My days are just filled with wakeboarding and rehabilitating. Riding as much as I can, even though we’ve been so unlucky with the wind the past few days. DC has been riding so well lately and we’ve had an awesome dutch group so I’ve just been really stoked on everything.
Yesterday we went to the Feria in Cordoba which is a massive street party with everything from carousels to nighclubs. Lately I haven’t really been in a party mode but it’s impossible to not get effected with the atmosphere at Feria with all the girls wearing amazing flamenco dresses and all the crazy rides and booths everywhere. We started of with some bumper-car-fighting but right next it was the craziest ride I’ve ever seen. I thought with being to Universal and all the other theme parks in Orlando I’d be pretty used to crazy rides but this was the most intense thing I’ve ever been on! I was screaming like a 12 year old girl the whole time and got the biggest butterfly-rush ever! After we stumbled off it I remembered that DC is scared of heights and this was a really high ride so I looked over at him. He seemed okay but he had a nose bleed, however he quickly shut my teasing down with “at least I didn’t scream as much as you did the ENTIRE ride”.
Since I was the designated driver I’m not feeling too bad today (except for the lack of sleep) but the boys are pretty wrecked. We’re chilling on the couch, watching Baywatch (for some reason) and waiting for the wind to drop. Hopefully it will be soon or we’re going to end up having Hasslehoff haircuts all over Xtreme Gene.