Sunday, May 04, 2008

My Ego Has an Owie

I got my new skates on Friday. On Saturday we went to a park with Nolan and Heather to skate. Nolan has recently gotten into long boarding. I was humming along while Dillon, Nolan, and Heather were talking a ways away when WHAP! Out of the blue my skate flipped out from under me and I landed hard on the concrete. Dillon saw the whole thing, and Heather and Nolan just saw me on the ground. I don't know who else saw me, but it was embarrassing.

Dillon said, "What the hell happened? You were going along just fine."

"I hit a twig," I lied. I think they all bought it, but, sadly, there was no twig...

We went back to the park today to skate again. I felt much more like I used to. I have a long ways to go to get back to where I used to be with the sport, but it's coming back very quickly. I am just glad I took Dillon's advice and didn't wear my cute, new running outfit on Saturday. My white shorts would have certainly had dirt on them and maybe even a hole.

2 comments:

Sasha said...

i attempted roller blading in boise. i had fun moments, but even more whap, hard, concrete moments. i soon learned it just wasn't for me. too bad because it does seem really fun and is great exercise.

by the way, i must admit that i'm really jealous that you, Dillon, Nolan, and Heather get to spend so much time together. i miss you all more than you know.

Anonymous said...

You need to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads - and maybe a pillow for the moments when concrete meets the bottom!

BE SAFE!

Love, Mom