When I was walking to school this morning, I tripped and had a terrible fall. I was wearing a heavy backpack and once I tripped, I felt like a snowball rolling down the side of a mountain because I had too much momentum and I couldn’t stop myself. I haven’t fallen that hard since well, probably since I fell down the side of a mountain on a hiking trip in Utah. Even when I broke my foot in New York I didn’t fall that hard.
The good news is that although I ultimately landed on my face, my lower body absorbed enough of the momentum from my fall that I didn’t knock a tooth out or something (which would have even been more traumatic considering that the wedding is in exactly four weeks). The bad news is that I think that I quite possibly did some serious damage to my right knee. Aside from the surface level skin that got ripped off, my right knee really won’t bend so well now. I am afraid that I pulled some ligaments or something. After spending considerable time cleaning up my knees they now look like this: