It’s like sliding down one of those big slippery slides when you’re a kid.
You start out scared, unsure if you should push off. Then you do, and it’s a bit scary, but before you know it, you’re smiling. It’s exhilarating, like you KNEW it would be. You’re still trying to catch your breath. Sometimes your foot gets caught on the shiny steel, sometimes you hit a bump, some big and some small.
None that knock the wind out of you entirely.