Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I have been feeling a little stagnant lately. Need to mix it up a bit. I still love doing all my regular stuff like downtown and all, I just want to go to the next level. I am back watching my how to videos again. Lately I have been trying to learn to spin. The only spin I know how to do is a downtown spin, which doesn't even really count as a spin. You seem some skaters doing some amazing spins, 10 times around. I am just trying to do one spin and stop. Then I will go on from there. I am working on the heel toe spin at the moment. I am also trying to skate more on my front wheels. All these things are challenging so it's much easier to fall back into my regular movements. Have to keep pushing for constant improvement.
My birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. Man I just keep getting older. But with my skating, I honestly feel younger than I have in years. So happy birthday to me, bitches!!
For my birthday, I am going to Vegas. Yeah baby! So excited. I am going to skate at Crystal Palace on July 3 for their Adult Night, hopefully they will have a 4th of July special skate. I am looking forward to luxuriating at the hotel, lounging in the pool, getting drunk on cheap drinks, kicking ass on the slots, and not sleeping. That's the plan!
Monday, June 6, 2011
They called for Trios (I described these on my very first trip to Cerritos back in February 2010 awwwww) and this is my cue to get off the floor, but a couple of my buddies talked me into doing it with them. Wow. I thought I was terrified before. For a special event like this, there are dozens of skaters that can skate trios, so it wasn't like the floor was empty or anything. There has to be 15 groups on the floor, and some had as many as seven skaters. We mostly did this thing where we linked our arms together, and I was in the middle getting pulled back and forth like crazy. We also tried holding hands and going in circles, which involves a lot of a backwards/forwards skating. Much scarier. Plus I felt like one of them was going to break my wrist. So we went back to the other way. I was so frightened but I felt like I grew as a skater in those moments. I'm proud of myself for conquering trios.