Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I spent a lot of time at the skating rink in my younger days. It seems we went almost every weekend as a teen. One of my friends' parents would drive us, and my Dad would pick us up about 11:30 - midnight, unless we were staying for a lock-in. We always went with the hope of meeting a cute boy. Sometimes we did, but usually we didn't. Fun times and great memories!!
A few weeks ago we attended a birthday party at the local rink. I decided to brave it and put on roller skates for the first time in about 25 years!! It took me a while, but it all came back. I was roller skating and I still loved it. Val and Roni put on wheels for the first time in their lives, and did surprisingly well. They loved it so much we went back the very next day. We've gone several times and the girls have gotten comfortable on the rink. I was overjoyed the girls liked it because this is something I can do too. Something for them, and for me too! Plus, it's great exercise for me as well.
I was even considering buying my own pair of skates. Until yesterday.... now I am having second thoughts.
Yesterday, we went for our weekly Tuesday skating session. I usually skate slowly towards the outside when there are lots of people on the rink. Too many dangerous obstacles like little kids falling and cutting right in front of you. Most of them never look - they just dart out onto the skating floor. If it clears out a bit, then I speed up, mostly to burn a few more calories, and to see just how fast I can comfortably go.
Well, yesterday as the floor emptied, I sped up. I went faster. A little faster. Right skate, left skate, Ri---. My right wheels caught on something on the floor. I don't know what it was - trash or something somebody dropped. I just heard my wheels skid. Then I felt it... slam, I hit the very hard floor, very hard. It took me a few minutes as all the skaters zoomed by like nothing happened, but I managed to gain my composure since I had to get up and out of the way. Boy, did I hurt. All over.
I guess I am lucky I didn't break anything. After ice packs, a soak in the tub, and numerous pain pills, I'm still felling it today. It hurts to walk, stand, sit, bend over... Will I put on skates again? Probably. Just no more 'speed skating' for this old lady.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Friday, June 03, 2011