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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Skating on the edge

Well, I decided to be brave today and try inline skating. I got myself the pads today, finally, and was seriously thinking about finding a huge roll of bubble wrap to wrap myself in for added protection. :)

It was a true sight to see! The good news is I didn't break any bones. Heck, I didn't even fall. It was, however, hilarious to see, I'm sure. We had a small audience of people who were sitting on their decks, watching us.

Oh, "us" was my friend ColoradoChick and her husband. They took a lesson about two weekends ago from a sporting facility when they bought their skates. So... they were that much more advanced than I was.

I have, however, done regular skating before when I was younger. I was actually pretty good, too -- could do the backwards skating, some small twirls and stuff. And when I was a young kid I had even done some ice skating. So, considering that inline skating is pretty much a mix of the two, I wasn't exactly coming into it blind.

The only bad thing was the skates don't fit. I don't know if they ever DID fit as I bought them years ago and wore them for about two minutes in my driveway before we moved here. I was also much heavier then, so like I said, I don't know if I bought a size thinking they would fit and they never did (or they were really a men's size), or my feet have shrunk and now swim in them. I couldn't skate as long as I would have liked because, since my feet were pretty much swimming around in them, my bunion bone (not that I have bunions, just the bone) was hitting the hard side and I was feeling a blister forming between my big toe and the ball of my foot.

So now I have to find inline skates that fit. Gah. I keep looking online, but I don't think I want to go that route because they all fit differently. I'd rather try them on in the store and see how they do.

It WAS fun, however! I just have no idea how it is that my GoWear Fit didn't register any of my activity as being vigerous since it sure FELT vigerous! :)

Now let's see if I can move at all tomorrow.


  1. Go you Beth. That sounds like really hard work. Loved the 'bubble wrap'comment and funnily enough, feel you're just crazy enough to actually do it lol which is a good thing! Free spirited and all that... I vote for you losing weight on your feet.. It's happened to me.. well I think its all water weight for me.. but we take what we can get. Look forward to more skate talk :)

  2. Hehehe, yes, I am just crazy enough to try most anything. Except bungee jumping. Though I always said I would try skydiving once. My best friend and I always wanted to do it, and she has already gotten her chance. But bungee jumping -- I dunno. The thought of jumping off a structure with only a rubber band between you and certain death...

  3. You looked great! It is a bummer that the gowearfit didn't register it as vigorous! I hope you get new skates soon!!

  4. Yeah, it sure FELT vigerous!!

    And I got new skates today, woot!!