I saw Sarah was online earlier, so I decided to say hi. She said she was about to go out rollerblading, which reminded me that I was thinking of getting some. So I thought, “no time like the present,” and went out shopping.
I was hoping to get some cheap used ones, but I could only find a few that were in a usable condition, and one I tried on felt like it was already starting to build callouses. So, I jumped for some new ones.
[Insert need-a-job remark here]
Anyway, I got home about 5:00 and put them on, hoping that I could try it out on the carpet in my apartment and in the hall before heading outdoors. Of course, the carpet just provided too much resistance for me to do much other than stand and clumsily walk around. I have some patches of linoleum in my apartment, but they're just too small to be of any use..
So, I headed outside, clinging to whatever I could get my hands on as I went down the steps and onto the grass. I picked a little stretch of sidewalk that I could practice rolling across without having to go too far.
Eventually, I was able to roll over a few slabs of concrete before ditching in the grass. After practicing a bit by rolling past a bush about 4 slabs wide a few times, I managed to keep going and went about 1/3 of the way down the block. Not much, I guess, but I only spent about half an hour outside before the sky started turning dark, my shirt was drenched with sweat, and my brain decided it was time to call it quits for today.
I just hope I keep practicing, if only to get my money's worth out of the 'blades..Posted by mike at June 24, 2003 06:20 PM | Exercise , Sarah | TrackBack