Skating Obsessions

I’ve become obsessed lately with skating.  It started about three months back when a coworker of mine convinced me to throw some skates on and give it a try.  I hadn’t skated since I was a kid and even then I never really got the hang of it.

Now as an adult, I am surprised to learn that not only am I finding that I can do this but I’m having so much fun with it as well.  Skating comes in a bunch of different flavors to explore as well.  There is really no shortage of stuff to try.

The best part of the whole thing is how it’s a great way to get fit and it’s so fun it encourages you to make healthier choices when your not skating.  Since I started skating I find myself thinking a lot more about what I’m eating and how I’m spending my time.  I can’t say I have a huge weight loss to show for it yet but I’m not gaining weight either.

My nephew has really picked up the skating bug too.  I’ve been having a blast introducing him to new forms of skating.  He’s got a natural talent for it and a willingness to learn.  The video above is from shortly after he got his first blades.

Since starting he’s been tackling various forms of speed and aggressive skating.  Below you’ll find a video I did while helping him learn some basic slalom techniques.  Some day when my skills level is higher I hope to join him in some aggressive skating fun.

As for me, I’ve got a ways to go.  There aren’t any videos of me skating because my skating really just isn’t that interesting yet.  I’m working on it though.  Now the whole family has skates and it’s become a regular event to go hit the rink.  Family skate time has become the highlight of my week.

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