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  • Carla @ Will Run for Health
    February 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Oh. Dear. God…that is horrible. I’m now experiencing phantom pains in my shoulder after watching that.

    On a side note, I heard through the grapevine that you went to College of Charleston! I did too!! Love your blog!

  • Christine @ Merf In Progress
    February 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Wow, that video went from “haha” to “holy ow” really fast!

  • Kelsea
    February 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Ouch! Dislocations are the worst. I dislocated my elbow a few years ago and it was not a pleasant feeling. I hope he feels better soon!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Yikes! Get well soon, Adam.

  • Michelle@MyThunderThighs
    February 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    and this is why men die young…epic. But seriously, I hope that he’s doing better. poor thing, nothing a little butter and lard can’t fix.


  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    February 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Oh man!! That is crazy you have that on video!

  • Jenn
    February 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm


  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    February 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Ohmygosh! This made me cringe and want to look away…and totally reminded me of something I should send my brother because I think he needs to see the moral of the story. Feel better soon, Adam!

  • tasha the clean eating mama
    February 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Ghaaaaaa! Poor guy!

  • Sana
    February 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Oh men.

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen
    February 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    awwww….that is just painful to watch! poor guy! thoughts of super fast healing headed your way!

  • CoCo
    February 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Ouch, he took a hard hit. Atleast he has you with a helping hand:)

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Omg. Jaw on floor.

    I hope he’s healing and doing well (better)…hang in there Adam!!!


  • Crys
    February 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Poor Adam! Love the editing on the video, though.

  • Rebecca
    February 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    wowww crazy AC joint separation! here’s to a speedy and painless recovery to adam!

  • Rebeca
    February 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    oh no!!! that’s awful!

    ….but I love the music!

  • Luyi
    February 19, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Hope Adam recovers soon! Looks like a pretty brutal accident but at least it occurred during the pursuit of something worthwhile.
    And I admire how you always make the most out of every situation, for example, making a cool video to share to people rather than complaining or being overly sad.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Hope “Almanzo” is doing alright — ouch.

  • Seb @ Pedometer watches
    February 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Ouch!! The X rays say it all.

  • heidi @ runaroundaroo
    February 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Wow…and ow! That sucks that he got so badly hurt but at least he has video proof of the biff – bragging rights when he is all healed up! Hope he gets better quickly!

    And if I may ask – exactly what ski resort is this at? I can definitely see why he was staring off…absolutely beautiful scenery!

    • jenna
      February 20, 2011 at 7:02 am

      Homewood in Tahoe…it WAS gorgeous there!

  • Kay, The Church Cook
    February 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Oh, dear! Pray Adam will be healing quickly!! 🙁

  • French Heart
    February 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Fantastic video. Though, yikes, scary/extremely painful looking results. Reminds me of some totally insane/fun things have done on the slopes. Hope Adam has a great ortho/sports medicine doc to help speed healing . Sending prayers.

  • Lena
    February 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    oh dear! pls wish adam a speedy recovery! 🙁

  • Charles
    February 20, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Ow indeed. Having dislocated both shoulders (not simultaneously), I feel his pain.

  • Cristen
    February 20, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Ohhhh wow. I hope he’s starting to feel better since the surgery. Hopefully he’ll have an easy recovery!

  • Katrina
    February 20, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Oh my! Get better soon Adam!

  • Kelly
    February 20, 2011 at 4:28 am

    OMG! What a good sport he is for letting you post that video 🙂 Wishing him a speedy recovery!

  • Karen
    February 20, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Oh my! As horrific as this accident was and how much pain Adam is surely suffering at the moment, thank God he survived with “only”some repairable injuries; clearly, his good humor and fierce artisitc skills are fully in tact…a powerful PSA video for certain!

    God speed, Adam!!!

    p.s. When the dr. suggests physical therapy to rehab that shoulder…obey! Those of us who thought we knew better are (years later) sorry for that decision.

  • Nelly
    February 20, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Time for a helmet-cam?

    I’ve got multiple shoulder issues, so I definitely feel his pain. Feel better soon!

  • Mackenzie
    February 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Oh man, this made me move to Cringetown: population me. Holy crap.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    February 20, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Oh my gosh – I had no idea that’s how it happened!! Oh well, at least now you have good footage to show the kiddies some day (and yes, I realize that comment was totally innappropriate)

  • Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    February 20, 2011 at 5:23 am

    oh wow! That’s crazy they got it on tape! But must admit, it does look pretty bad ass with Black Keys playing in the background :p

  • kath
    February 20, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Oooooooooooo. Wishing Adam a speedy recovery!

  • jessicaisbaking
    February 20, 2011 at 5:51 am

    That is crazy. poor guy. Don’t let him take too many painkillers, instead give him brownies. At least you have the music to get you through! Love your blog!

  • Anne P
    February 20, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Wow. That’s intense! Cool video, though, until he wipes out 😉 Was that you in front of him totally rocking the boarding at the beginning??

    xo I’m sure he’ll recovery quickly with all your delicious food!

    • jenna
      February 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

      pshh no way. I was in the lodge reading and drinking hot chocolate!

  • Christie {Nourishing Eats}
    February 20, 2011 at 5:53 am

    OH MY GOODNESS. That was one freakin’ intense video. Hope Adam is doing well after his surgery.

  • Susan
    February 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Sitting here with my hand-to-shoulder cast, three screws added to my elbow and a week out of surgery, I can say that I reallyreally appreciate this video 😛 I fell victim to ice skating. The irony is that I wore knee pads but left the elbow pads at home.

    Hope Adam is recovering okay and not in too much pain! Having someone around to support and care for you as you come out of it is the best thing 🙂

    • Baking 'n' Books
      February 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      Oh gosh – sports are dangerous aren’t they! I used to see so many clients that broke their wrists or hips for falling while skating.

      It actually scares me off from doing any of it myself – because I am Klutz 101. More 🙁 than ;).


  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    February 20, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Oh crap!!! Poor Adam! 🙁 That looks like it would extremely painful…

  • Barbara
    February 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Wow..the things a person will do to get famous!

    Recover fast Adam!

  • kelly
    February 20, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Ouch!!! Get well, Adam and take good care of him, Jenna!

  • abbey
    February 20, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Holy….shit. I am going skiing in Aspen soon and I am now totally freaked out. Hope he’s recovering quickly and with pain med’s!

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    February 20, 2011 at 6:51 am

    ow ow ow ow ow….ow! Totally brings back memories of me breaking my wrist if 4 places last season. I hope he’s okay. Think he’ll ski again? I’ve sworn off going anywhere near the mountains. Too much pain, can’t handle that again!

  • Teresa
    February 20, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Oh dear! That must have been so scary for you guys. Can’t believe you got it all video.

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    February 20, 2011 at 6:59 am

    EPIC!!! That is something he will show his children one day!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    February 20, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Priceless. Though, it is a little hard to watch when you’re just anticipating a trip to the ER at the end 😉 Knowing he’s being served double grilled cheese sandwiches makes it a little better…

  • Baking 'n' Books
    February 20, 2011 at 7:05 am

    holy crap that’s actually scary.

    was he filming you? the boarder in red or black?

    gosh – you and Adam are hard on your shoulders aren’t you!

  • Maggie
    February 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Eek, that looks awful, hopefully he’ll heal quickly.

    I love pictures of x-rays though. And the total disconnectedness and then the bolt look really cool. But awful…

  • Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
    February 20, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Yikes! I didn’t know that a dislocated shoulder looked like that! That’s a rough fall.
    Love the music to this video. Watching it kind of reminded me of the time I almost broke my boyfriends nose hopping off the ski lift! Of course, we tell the story and laugh NOW but at the time, the blood was nothing to laugh about! 😀

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods
    February 20, 2011 at 7:13 am

    OUCH. My knees feel weak after watching that.

  • Amber K
    February 20, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Ow! Glad he’s being well taken care of!

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  • Moni'sMeals
    February 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

    ouch! My husband did the same thing 2 years ago, snowboarding… geesh!
    He has a crazy bump on his shoulder too. I like battle wounds though! 🙂

  • dliff
    February 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Poor thing! My dad always used to video tape us skiing growing up and we have more than one video of the camera flipping around in the snow when he fell – fortunately he was never injured. I have to say though – it looked like a gorgeous ski day, and as much as I hate to say I’m jealous when it ended so poorly, I wish I’d been skiing there!

  • Paige
    February 20, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Woof. It makes me hurt just to watch that.

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    February 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

    One word: Ouch!

  • zoe (and the beatles)
    February 20, 2011 at 10:13 am

    ack! that looked terrifying. and painful. it might be one of the reasons i intentionally fall while snowboarding. which i’ve only ever done once but still 😉 hope he’s feeling some what better! (on a side note: yay black keys! lovelovelove!)

  • Katherine: Unemployed
    February 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

    thanks for the don’t warning there 🙁

  • Michelle
    February 20, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Daaaamn, that looks painful! I’ll admit, I’m kind of a scaredy cat when I snowboard…for that reason exactly, haha.

  • Emily
    February 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Oh, owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    February 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Holy crap, not only does that look something I’d but I friggin love that Black Keys song.

    I hope everyone feels better soon:)

  • Amber
    February 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    That looks like a pretty bomb place to ski/board.

    I am not jealous of the ending, however. Hope the rest of your weekend went well 🙂 best wishes to Adam.

  • Liz @ iheartvegetables
    February 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Ouch!!! I hope he heals quickly!

  • Ally
    February 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Oh no! Poor Adam. I felt bad for laughing, but that video was awesome…
    maybe cause I knew what was coming.

    Anyway, hope you and the patient are doing well!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    February 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    oh my gosh, that looks terrible! So glad he’s doing ok. Love that he was video-taped getting medical attention!

  • Susan
    February 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Ouch, hope he feels better soon.

  • April B.
    February 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    OUCH! That looks like it was scary. Glad he can have a sense of humor about it. 🙂

  • Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
    February 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    OMG! So scary watching from that point of view! I hope he feels better quickly!

  • Maria @ The Fitted Apron
    February 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Oh my! and it’s all on tape.

  • Celia
    February 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    How many Aggies does it take to go snowboarding…

  • molly
    February 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    oh man, ouch that looks so painful. amazing (and horrible) video clippage.

  • RhodeyGirl
    February 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I don’t even understand what happened?! It looks like a freak fall. He wasn’t even going fast!

    I guess that’s why we all wear helmets now huh.

    I hope Adam feels better soon!

  • amyjogo
    February 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Boys. Why do they insist on doing silly things like making videos as they ski?

    Really glad he came through the surgery okay. Heck! I’m glad he made it off the mountain!

  • Amanda
    February 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Boys. Did he ever hit hard! Although I think its adorable that he requested cake in the ambulance and dictates a menu for his recovery. What a sweet girlfriend you are Jenna!

    I don’t think you intended for me to want to take up snowboarding after watching that video…. but yeah. I totally want to try snowboarding.

  • Kathleen
    February 21, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I would want cake too, ouch! Hope Adam starts feeling better soon.

  • Beth
    February 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Omg, that is so scary! I hope he recovers soon!

    But also, that video is AWESOME! It must have been so gorgeous there!

  • Ella
    February 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I can’t believe no one has said this but – was that you in the light pants/dark top boarding? If so, you look really good for having just started learning! I’m impressed.

    Also… Tahoe is where I also dislocated my shoulder skiing resulting in a surgery. Altho his looks like a separation. Ouch.

    • jenna
      February 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      hahaha no way! That was our friend, Alison. I was in the lodge reading and drinking hot chocolate. Pshhh

  • rosie
    February 25, 2011 at 6:10 am

    poor adam! go make him some more cookies STAT!!

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