Despite it being the monsoon season, it was an amazingly beautiful day.
Last Sunday, I spent the day with my extended family at East Coast Park for a family picnic. It was a really fun afternoon being with the family and surrounded with good eats like freshly grilled chicken wings :
and these yummilicious cupcakes made by my cousin :
Later in the afternoon, I chanced upon an inline skating rental kiosk. Having always wanting to try inline skating out, I told myself to stop procrastinating and that it is now or never. I gave it a try even though I had practically no skating experience at all.
My brother and my mum was game enough to join me. We headed to the kiosk and sat gingerly and had our skating shoes being fitted for us. My goodness, it was super tight! I can feel the shoes biting into my ankles. With the shoes strapped on, I could not even flex my feet.
Putting on the shoes was daunting enough. Trying to move around was another thing itself! I could get up fine enough, but up to that point, I did not know how to move forward! Several times I find myself automatically moving backwards.
Mum could not even get up. This was her first time skating too and she was not used to having wheels on her feet. Shelly, one of the instructors there, helped her to keep her balance and patiently coached her the basics of skating.
But after about half an hour struggling with her skates and feeling tired, mum gave up and retreated. Props to her for giving it a try though!
My brother on the other hand, having a little bit of experience with roller blading and ice skating was a little more confident. In fact, he even played the fool and had time to retrieve and pose with his motorcycle helmet!
And as for me? Well … this was what happened :
After the entire ordeal, I was feeling hot and was perspiring. My legs felt like jelly and I am very tired. But I’m still keen on learning how to inline skate. I’m considering the Sports Council since its closer to home but I just dont want to spend $300 for a new pair of roller blades!
Have you roller bladed before? What are your experiences?
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