Friday, July 04, 2008

Just don't get in front of me

I wanted to do something different today. My second summer class starts on Monday, and I fully expect it to be a miserable experience. I refuse to wallow away the whole weekend in self-pity. So I dusted off my rollerblades and headed to the park. Well, actually I didn't dust them off, I merely threw them in the trunk. It's a darn good thing I don't live in scorpion country. It's been at least 5 years, possibly several more, since I've gone rollerblading. The first few minutes were terrifying and painful. I managed not to fall and pushed through the burning shins. I started to get the hang of it again. Rollerblading keeps me humble. Just when I've gotten a good stride going, when I'm starting to feel confident, I hit a twig or a stone or I let my mind wander and my life flashes before my eyes. I must be entertaining to watch, but more importantly, I enjoy the wind in my face and the speed in my legs. Maybe I can add rollerblading to my weekend activities. Clearly, I could benefit from the exercise.

8 comments:

BerryBird said...

Is that burning shins normal? I have only tried rollerblading a few times with rentals and found the pain nearly unbearable. I had kind of thought it was just me, or crappy rental equipment, because if that shit happens all the time, no one would do it.

Nadine said...

The burning happens to me only initially. I noticed that some people had rollerblades that looked a bit different. I wonder if the technology has improved since mine were purchased.

SuzyQ said...

That sounds like fun!

Haha - rollerblading to you - is what yoga is to me. I probably look hilarious - doing the moves half wrong and constantly looking at the instructor to see if I am doing it right - and doing the wrong moves at the wrong time - but it is great and I do it for me. :)

Happy 4th!

Electronic Goose said...

Oh wow. I remember rollerblading. I could never get the hang of the brakes, though ... always just coasted into some grass.

Nadine said...

LOL, I don't know how to stop at all. It's either the grass or crashing into my car at the end.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I think the technology has improved some.

Piano boy was using my skates but now that he's got his own, I've been thinking of reclaiming them and trying it again myself.

Everyone watch out.

Green Bean said...

How fun! I haven't gone roller blading in years. I need to "dust off" my pink blades and get out there. Of course, that makes my husband nervous because I'm not the most coordinated person in the world.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL I just reread this, a funny post. You have a good sense of humor. He he.