Monday, February 7, 2011

Skate Skate Skate

Hi Skate World!  Been a few weeks since my last update, but know that I have been skating like crazy.  It's February, and I have a trip to Cerritos coming up in a few weeks.  Can't wait to roll up there! 

I've been skating at the rink on the weekends again.  The kids are still as scary as ever.  I had a boy knock me down on Saturday night.  Of course I wasn't hurt but my butt was pretty sore the next day.  There haven't been many people skating at the beach on the weekends since the weather has been so up and down so I have been going to the rink instead.  Lots of extra small ones on Sundays so I have to be extra careful.

Been working more and more on my frontward skating and even trying to skate on my toes a bit.  It's frustrating because I'm not good at it but I know I won't get any better unless I practice.  My wheels wobble like crazy.  Have to get my legs stronger.  I have a few people that I skate with now on Tuesdays who have a pace similar to mine.  It feels great to be part of the skate family.

I have an exciting event coming up this month that I am really pumped up about!  It's called the Race on the Base and they have a 10K skate portion!  So cool, I just had to sign up.  The course is actually a runway so it sounds so neat!  It's supposed to be really smooth and you have to wear all gear so you can go super fast.  The gear sucks as it cost a grip of money to buy a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, etc.  Entrance fee was no small matter either but the point is to skate, right??  I really can't wait, hope the weather is beautiful that day.

Been practicing my backwards skating so much.  I feel more confident each day.  I skated backwards yesterday amongst those kids, even though it's frightening and I feel like I'm going to break my neck trying to see if I'm going to run into anyone!  Can't wait to skate tomorrow for Adult Night.  Wish it was more than once a week.

1 comment:

  1. A full set of safety gear can be bought at Walmart for about 20$ :)