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Have a Nice Fall

Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Dave!I've been walking to work whenever possible in order to fill in the "Activity Rings" on my Apple Watch so it won't bug me about being a potato. Few things are worse than sitting on your couch watching television and eating Cheetos when your Apple Watch buzzes and says "You can still do it!" At which point I get all mad at my watch and tell it "Stop bothering me! Can't you see I'm watching TV?

And, oh yeah, apparently it's healthy to get some exercise from time to time.

EXCEPT WHEN YOUR EXERCISE TRIES TO KILL YOU!

This morning on my way to work I tripped over some twine that had been discarded in the field behind my house. And it wasn't one of those "oopsies!" moments, I bit it pretty hard. Lucky for me, my security camera captured the whole thing. I've cropped into the footage here...

Hurt my wrist. Hurt my elbow. Really hurt my knee. And hurt my pride... because, seriously, am I so old that I'm going to have to get one of those LifeCall alerts now?

Oh probably.

And since I'm The Olds now, I know I'm not going to heal as fast as I did in my 20's. Nope... this pain is going to be with me for a while. What's weird is that it doesn't hurt very much when I'm moving. It's when I've been sitting at my desk for a couple hours then try to move that's the killer. The pain in my knee is breathtaking. As in it literally takes my breath away.

Something else that took my breath away?

My Apple Watch, which is supposed to have "fall detection," didn't detect shit. Didn't beep and say "Holy shit, are you okay?" Didn't ask if I wanted to call for an ambulance. Didn't even have a laugh at my expense. Not sure what's going on there, but it's irritating to know that this feature will not be having my back if I need it. Or having my knee, as the case may be.

So that's my hump-day today. How're things with you?

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  1. Ren says:

    You may have said so in your earlier post, but you have to manually enable fall detection unless you are over some age, which I think is older than you are. That said, I’ve had around 50% success rate, not counting a number of completely understandable false positives during racquetball.

  2. brandon says:

    I have taken a number of falls this year while running, so much that I’ve gotten better about tucking so as not to break my wrist. But the last fall had me hit the concrete square on my shoulder, causing a mild clavicle separation that’s taken two months to heal. No video, but there was a full party of witnesses.

    • Dave2 says:

      I don’t know whether the pain or embarrassment is worse. Though here I am posting it to the internet for everybody to see, so I guess that answers that.

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