The company I work for had an offsite meeting today, followed by an afternoon of fun at Sunol Paintball, and I use the word fun loosely. Actually, it was fun at times. But, now, I have bruises on my right arm and left leg from paintball impacts, a swollen knuckle on my right pinkie finger (a paintball slamming into thinly covered bone hurts), many sore muscles, and a very scraped up knee. Okay, the scraped up knee is mostly my own fault for diving onto a rocky hillside to hide behind a pile of tires. At least I did avoid getting shot.
The worst, though, was when a paintball splattered off the mouth protector below my mask and sent some paint spraying onto my lips. Not only was I spitting out paint, but I was also spitting out blood from where a shard from the paintball apparently cut my lip.
On top of all that fun, I also re-aggravated my bicipital tedinitis. The paintball guns (which, by the way, shoot paintballs at over 200 miles per hour) are fairly heavy, especially when you’re recovering from a shoulder injury. It took a couple hours of ice packs on my shoulder for the pain to go away. That may have colored my experience just a bit.