I don’t know one person who doesn’t think the act of falling is hilarious. We’ve all done it at some point in our lives; some worse than others. I will use a personal example: Last spring I was running down Tilitson Avenue in Muncie, Indiana. Anyone who has either seen or been in this town knows the streets are not the best for taking a stroll, much less running at a decent pace. The run was going well… I was jammin out to my IPod and feeling energized. All of a sudden- BAM. I wiped out. Bad. You would have thought someone tied a string to my ankle and yanked it with all their might.
I am not a graceful faller so I know it looked painful yet hilarious. As I was on the ground, I decided to take a moment and laugh at myself even though it hurt really, really bad. I scrapped at least 2 layers of skin off my left hand and my knees and elbows were bloody. Awesome. I decided to get up and continue my run because no one pulled over to see if I was okay and walking back would have taken way too long. Blood continued to drip down my leg and hand while I decided to run to a friend’s house (Annie and Jodi) because it was somewhat close and I knew they could at least give me some band aids, clean my wounds, and laugh about it all.
I have uploaded a very funny “fall” youtube video. The best part is at the end when you hear the woman struggle to breathe lol. I hope she didn’t hurt herself, but she has definitely made me laugh this morning.