Yes, so Kenny and I went to Seal Beach early Tuesday morning! I had decided to rent a board and wet suit and try it out myself. I learned rather quickly some things about surfing:
- Getting my body into a wet suit is a job in itself!
- Surfing is harder physically than boot camp!
- Getting on your knees is tough, let along on your feet!
I had to take a few breaks – here is me on one of them:
I WAS getting frustrated about the not standing part……it was tough! At one point Kenny gave me some hints and suddenly I was up on ONE foot! Woohoo! That made me even more determined, despite the beating my body was taking. And suddenly……I WAS STANDING! For a WHOLE TWO SECONDS I felt the wind in my face, the ocean crashing around me, the board beneath my feet……AMAZING! And then, suddenly, I was crashing down at angels I have never felt before – my board went flying, I went catapulting….not sure what exactly happened, but at the time my neck was in excruciating pain. I tugged my board in, got to the chair, and sat back…..honestly, rejoicing that I freaking stood up! Yet the pain soon radiated more directly over my left shoulder, where it remains today. It hurts so bad that I went to the doctor – he said I might have just pulled muscles or may have damaged myself more badly. I have a sling for now, am taking meds, icing it, and seeing how I feel in a week or so……
But more importantly, Kenny is getting quite good! Here are some pics of the action:
Here is Ken with his board
Here he is going out
And here he is waiting for waves with the other surfers
And here he is surfing
So, it was a good day overall! He is going back today with Edgar, so I look forward to hearing how he did. As for me, it’s time to get the Organic Raspberries out of the freezer for my shoulder! 🙂