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.
Posted by Beth at 11:40 PM