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10 July 2005 @ 10:02 am
Obviously I am not so bright (fear of falling)  
Yesterday, I went with jigglius to The Sports Authority after I got back from a movie...

I wanted to get rollerblades. I have been thinking about this off and on for a number of years. I miss the gym, but I don't have the time to go to the one near work with my schedule. I like to walk, but I don't know anyone who is close by who would enjoy an evening walk. I don't mind DDR, but I don't have a tremendous desire to use it as my primary form of exercise. I want something that I can do with people or by myself.

Most of my forms of exercise are primarily a way of getting from point a to point b.

So, rollerblades.

I am uncoordinated and mostly able to fall on a flat uncluttered surface. After getting them last night, I went out to the parking lot with jigglius and tried to keep myself upright and move on occasion. I fell. Not a lot, but I ache.

We went out again this morning to the parking lot in front of the Best Buy. I fell a few times and cannot seem to make myself stop in a useful manner. I have no idea why I wanted to do this, but having made the purchase do it I will. Even if my butt turns completely black and blue.
Feeling like: soresore
Listening to: Meteo - Wiral sounds
The Darkermindways on July 11th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Learning to stop well often takes a fair bit of practice - partly because the calf / foot muscles aren't used to pushing in that particular way, partly because beginning skaters tend towards standing upright rather than with knees-bent (and effective braking requires bending the supporting leg), and partly because - due to the physics of the matter - rollerblade brakes are at their most difficult-to-use at the beginning of their lifespan when the rubber is 0% worn away.

If one of us is around the other's place sometime, and you're interested, I'd be happy to go over braking technique with you.