face plant

According to Urban Dictionary, a face plant is when you fall such that you land directly on your face. Up until today, I never would’ve thought that it was physically possible to face plant. I mean, if you were falling, you’d try to break your fall somehow, you’d stick out your hands or something, right?

Well today I learned that it is indeed possible to face plant. I fell in such a way that I landed directly on my face. Seriously I didn’t even get scratched anywhere else on my body, except for my face.

My glasses actually took the brunt of the fall.

It was the strangest thing. I think I literally fainted next to my bike. I was biking out from Folsom up into the hills near Auburn with Ray and Jeff. I’m pretty slow at climbing in general, so at the top of one of the longer climbs Jeff and Ray were waiting for me. I stopped to rest at the top of the climb. I got off my bike and stood next to it. I listened to Ray and Jeff talk about cycling sunglasses. The next thing I knew, I was on the ground. I momentarily blacked out or something.

It was a pretty scary experience, mostly because it’s inexplicable. I’ve done harder climbs, and I’ve ridden in hotter weather (although not recently). I don’t think there’s anything physically wrong with me, but just in case I’ve scheduled an appointment with the doctor to see if anything’s wrong.

Things I’m thankful for:

  • Concerned biking buddies
  • Conveniently located bike friendly coffee shops

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