On Saturday we went to get takeout Vietnamese food (Yesssss, salad rolls!!). While we were waiting for the food, we decided to take a stroll through some of the stores in the little strip mall. There was a used sporting store next door that we’ve never been in so we decided to pop in and take a look. Oooh there were so many things (I’m a stickler for good deals..so cheap stuff is my forte). After a bit of browsing and grabbing a new ball for the dogs (we can’t go anywhere without getting them something), I stumbled across the rollerblade aisle!
I’ve always wanted to try rollerblading, but I am not really one to stick with hobbies (guilty…). I usually give up pretty quickly for one reason or another. For this reason, my Mom was never big into buying me sporting goods when I was younger. The first pair of rollerblades I saw were my size (I have GIGANTIC feet, so this was quite the find). I was laughing with my fiance about my feet, and asking him if he thought I’d be a pro now that I’m a ‘grown up’… They have the store set up so you can try everything out inside, on carpet.. Next thing you know I had my foot stuffed into this rollerblade and I was skating around the store with one shoe, one rollerblade. Eeeeeeek! This is EASY, I kept saying.
Jamie made me put the other rollerblade on before I jumped to that conclusion. As I laced them up, I could feel my feet getting comfy in the soft boots. They fit SO perfectly. It was like they were made for me (or already broken in by someone else’s stinky feet..hehe). I did up the buckles and off I went, cruising through the store. It was remarkably “easy” for me to catch on–especially being my FIRST time ever on rollerblades. Funnnnnn!!! I was so excited.
“Those are a great deal for $35, you know! You should try them outside on the sidewalk!”
So, looking back at Jamie with my confident, goofy smile, I headed for the door. SOLD! I came back inside and Jamie was picking out pads for me (which I argued that I clearly did not need!). We walked out after 20 minutes with a dog ball, rollerblades, and wrist/elbow/knee pads–all for under $100!!!!!
We grabbed dinner, went home, ate fast, and I headed out to the road!
DAY 1: I can’t explain how much fun it was! I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before! I am ABSOLUTELY hooked!!!!! I had one major wipeout from being a little too confident…haha
Day 2: No falls! Granted I drove to the smooth biking path near our house and focused only on this area..
Day 3: Tried to venture to mentioned path on rollerblades from home..bad idea. Wipe out number 2 on the EXACT same area of my leg… Come on!! Now it really hurts..and is swollen (?!) but I’m not giving up.. haha
Anyways, long story short: I LOVE ROLLERBLADING!!!! I am SO excited that I found a form of exercise that I truly love. I mean, the gym is okay and it makes me feel good when I leave, but I always have to drag myself there. This is definitely my new cardio!