OK, I did it. I skated in public, on the boardwalk…no I didn’t hit anyone…or fall…well kind of arm spinning and a few random jerks forward that had me “leaning” forward..until my hands touched the ground.
I’m tellin’ ya, if you want to learn how to make a complete and total ass of yourself, just come hang out with me in the mornings.
I was doing OK with the wind at my back, moving along in a semi smooth fashion…FYI when you are approaching the seams in the concrete, don’t slow down while looking down at your feet…that’s where the arm spinning and leaning movements occurred…just keep moving! As I approached the pier ( I started in 2nd St….for those of you unfamiliar, the pier is on 15th) I had my hubby’s voice in my head “Don’t go to far, take it easy!”…I listened to it, took a small break and headed back. This is when the complete ass comes into play…so now I am skating, well more like rolling, against the wind! Holy Moly, people were blazing past me…ON FOOT! It was all I could do to get back. I was so tired and shaky I almost ran off the boardwalk! And our boardwalk is WIDE folks! I was headed straight into the pampas grass, fortunately I got my wits about me and veered back on track…mind you this is all at a snails pace!
Very traumatic morning…that I am sure I’ll be repeating in the next few days…I am an uncontrollable glutton for punishment.