While watching the Winter Olympics, I saw that there was a snowboarding event where riders would do tricks in a half pipe. After seeing the event, I wanted to try it for myself, so I went to an indoor snowboarding facility to practice. I did one trick where I went really high into the air and spun around three times, but when I came back down, I landed incorrectly and hit my back. I was in a lot of pain and had to go to one of the San Francisco chiropractors for medical treatment.
Apparently there had been a lot of other people who had been admitted to the chiropractor since watching the Olympics. The chiropractor told me that lots of people imitate what they see on television, thinking they can instantly become the next great athlete. I didn’t feel so bad about my injury, since I knew that I wasn’t the only one. The chiropractor told me that I was lucky that my injury wasn’t worse than it was. Nothing was broken, but I did need to heal, which required me to rest for a while, putting my snowboarding on hold. I wonder how often the actual athletes get injured.
My back is feeling much better thanks to the chiropractor. I think I’ll get some help from a professional before I go back to indoor snowboarding. I think there is a chance that I can actually become good enough at the sport to win a medal at the Olympics. The next games are four years away, so that’s a lot of time for me to train. There may be more injuries along the way, but that comes with the preparation. As I get better at snowboarding, I’ll be able to successfully do tricks less likely to injure myself when landing.