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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Never Too Old To Learn

I took up a new hobby this summer.

It is scary sometimes. I am getting better all the time, but I still don't like going up and down the driveway.


  • Oh me!! That scares me just to watch! I have never been able to skate. The last time I tried, & I was forced against my will even then, I had 4 people, count 'em, FOUR! holding me up, & I still fell all over the rink & tripped up a bunch of skaters! I thank I'll just stick to the banjer. Maybe I won't hurt anybody doing that, except maybe their ears! But good for you, I hope you enjoy this new hobby-to-be! God Bless.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 7/24/2008 1:22 PM  

  • Hi Fellow rollerblader!

    I think you better get some safety gear on girl! I know the helmit doesn't look very cool but can be a life saver. Also definitly need wrist protection. One fall and you can break a writ real easy. Also the best way to stop is drag your one foot sideways behind you. The brakes on rollerblades are a joke and don't stop you very good. Also need to rotate your wheels when they start getting warn to much on one side. You swap the right shoe wheels with the left shoe wheels, so they wear back even. It would be like this swap 1R with 3L AND 2R with 4L. Then the 1L with 3R and 2L with 4 R.
    And something I learnt the hard way, if a great big guy falls in front of you, just fall on him it makes for a softer landing..LOL I made the mistake of trying to save him by spinning around and falling the other way. And ended up hurting my wrist. I wasn't using wrist guards that day and took months to heal up.
    Happy inline skating!!!


    By Blogger alvin, at 7/24/2008 2:45 PM  

  • Looks energetic.

    I think its a while since we have seen any pictures of you.

    By Blogger Celestial Fundie, at 7/24/2008 3:20 PM  

  • Hi Rose

    Rollerblading is a blast, but also VERY dangerous. I stopped going backwards and jumps because I wanted to make it to 57 without ending up in a body cast,,ha!ha! I started my daughter out rollerskating at age 6 by her teens we would dance skate together. We had alot of fun. She is now 34 and tried rollerblading but fell and broke her finger so gave it up. Now she follows me alot on her mountain bike. When I first went out my feet went out from under me, and if it wasn't for the water bottle in my pack taking the impact I would have busted my head open without a helmit on. Once I learnt to use my foot as a brake, turning it sideways and draging it I haven't fallen down. You can also use it to slow you down on downhills. I've got a great place to rollerblade along the river on a bike path. Lots of people biking and walking and running also lots of inline skaters. The rollerblading is a good workout and gives me a break from my running. Sometimes I bring a good book with me (Zane Hodges of course)and stop ever so often and read a little, then take off rollerblading again.
    The thing about rollerblading though is sooner or later your going to fall, it could be just a little rock you hit or a stick. And the concrete is very unforgivng, so it's best to have all the gear on when you do, that way the damage is less!
    Happy Rollerblading!!!

    By Blogger alvin, at 7/24/2008 4:20 PM  

  • I am almost 42 and I have 4 kids and a husband.

    Wow Rose, you're in great shape and look very fit. There's still plenty of time for a couple more 'wee late yins'! ;0)

    By Blogger VA ~Susan, at 7/24/2008 11:38 PM  

  • David,
    I can relate to your sentiment. A couple of years ago I had the same reaction. Lately I have been a little more daring - more willing to go outside my comfort zone. (This can be bad and good. :~) haha)
    Thanks for the visit!

    Thanks for all of the advice. I am more scared now!!! haha!
    I think I should at least get those wrist guards. I would be useless with a broken wrist. I have heard that before about wrist injuries with these blades. I do have a helmet. I just got it last year for biking after many years of resisting.
    You have been rollerblading for a long time! I can't believe you have a daughter that old! You are so full of passion I suppose I think of you in your thirties yourself. :~)
    Thanks again and have a good one.

    It is not such a good picture. My son took it. Anyone who has taken even an introduction to photography knows that looking UP at a subject makes a less-than-flattering photo of any face. He is a lot shorter than me and I have to take the photographer I can get. heehee I wanted to post it anyways though to prove that I was actually doing this. :~)
    Thanks for the visit.

    How are you coming with the weeun' you have on the way? I still can't believe that - Abraham and Sarah! Well, take care of yourself - no rollerblading for you for a while. :~)
    Thanks for the visit and the compliment. I am working on it.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/25/2008 8:16 AM  

  • No (elbow/knee) pads.. you are rock star Rose! I admire your courage.. or is it your sense of daring :)

    Interested in a remake of the Kansas City Bomber?

    By Blogger Kansas Bob, at 7/25/2008 1:09 PM  

  • How are you coming with the weeun' you have on the way?

    Hi Rose,
    I'm still feeling great, as well as I've ever felt. I'm four months now. I'll try to stay away from the roller blades for awhile!

    By Blogger VA ~Susan, at 7/25/2008 3:06 PM  

  • Rose,

    Hope you enjoy your new hobby, & maybe we'll see you on Roller Derby soon! Just don't go back to those '70's hairstyles like in that trailer for the KC Bomber bro. Bob posted!

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 7/25/2008 6:31 PM  

  • Hi Rose

    Sorry about scaring you, but it can be a very dangerous sport without the proper safe guards especially when your first learning and your likely to fall more often. I’ve only had two bad falls in the last five years of rollerblading and they were the two I mentioned. The one a great big guy was riding a bike in front of me and some way turned his handle bars to much and went flying right over the top of them. To keep from landing on top of him I spun around falling and slapping my right wrist hard on the pavement. I’ve had a lot of close calls by hitting sticks or rocks. It’s a lot of fun though and I really enjoy feeling like a kid again. So your right your never to old to learn! Have fun out there!


    By Blogger alvin, at 7/26/2008 7:33 AM  

  • Skating is something you can't do when wearing flip flops.

    By Blogger Celestial Fundie, at 7/26/2008 10:05 AM  

  • Rose, you are beautiful! What a fun thing to do. Do you skate with the older kids or is it just for "Mommy Time"??


    A word of advise: the pogo stick is not something to do in flip-flops either. We spent a day in the ER and made a lot of nurses laugh over that one.


    By Blogger Another Voice, at 7/26/2008 3:51 PM  

  • Rose, Alvin echoed my thoughts exactly! Where is your protective gear?!!! I hope you will take heed. Your family needs you safe and sound. :-)

    I thought that was a good picture of you!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 7/26/2008 8:35 PM  

  • Hi Rose, you do look good, like you were born to blade!!!

    Hi Matthew

    Very good observation unless of course your on a skateboard!

    Then your “flip flopping away” hey that reminded me of a song!

    But I think that was “slip sliding away” anyway if you don’t want to give up your flip flops skateboarding is the way to go!

    That’s if you want to be my skater brother, then you could join us who eat bugs and look cool doing it!

    By Blogger alvin, at 7/26/2008 10:07 PM  

  • Funnily, enough, my eight-year old Simon has been pogo-ing lately - he has gotten up to 150 jumps. He was doing it in flip flops the other day. I will tell him not such a good idea.

    You are so sweet. thank you.

    I will be more careful. Thanks for the kind words.

    Not anytime soon! hahaha

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/31/2008 10:36 AM  

  • Hey Rose,

    this was a good opportunity, no, to show off how you have trimmed up?

    Your forever fg brother,


    By Blogger Antonio, at 7/31/2008 9:21 PM  

  • Antonio,
    Well, let's put it this way - a year ago I was not so keen on posting pictures of myself from the waist down. hahahaha
    I still want to drop that last 10 pounds - hence rollerblading and walking.
    Thanks for visiting! ;~)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 8/05/2008 8:33 AM  

  • Hi Rose

    Check out this body blading!


    By Blogger alvin, at 8/06/2008 10:17 AM  

  • Alvin,
    That is really scary!!!! wow, there are some crazed people in the world. (That's not you, is it?)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 8/08/2008 10:33 AM  

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