Wednesday, February 27, 2013
When Stairs Attack
My right arm took the brunt of my fall and luckily I did not break it. I have replayed in my head why my arm took the majority of the fall and not my back. I am quite certain I did a side break fall which I have done a hundred times over the past decade. It is a technique I learned while doing martial arts and it has served me well in the past. A few years ago, I fell on ice while running in the mountains and I was not injured due to the position I managed to land. Yes, it was a side break fall position. Although this fall I did was on stairs and the thump thump thump all the way down was not easy on my body, I was able to minimize the damage as much as I could with such a landing.
By the way, if you are pregnant and fall, please go in and be seen by your physician. I had no idea I was having contractions after my fall and it is a good thing to know that your baby is okay. Delivering a healthy baby is the ultimate goal.