Summer signals the season of farmer’s markets, beach time, longer days and flip flops. For me, summer always means more outdoor exercise. I’m simply not a cold weather outdoor exercise gal. So when the temps heat up I head out for a hike, a round of golf, a ride on my bike or spin on my roller blades.
I started roller blading sometime in the mid 90’s. I’ve never been an avid blader, but I’m out gliding around down at the beach at least a handful of times every summer.
This time last year on one of my usual roller blade jaunts at Calf Pasture Beach, I took a BIG spill. I haven’t been airborne like that since my college cheerleading days as a flyer. It was also the first time I’ve EVER fallen in almost two decades of blading.
I landed in the emergency room with a minor concussion.
I told myself I’d get back out there at some point last summer, but never did. I was too busy, it was too cloudy, whatever… In all honesty, I think I was just to scared to go back, feeling very unsteady and uncertain of myself.
Today I finally got back on the horse (or in this case, the skates), and went for it.
I started out slowly, but quickly regained my confidence and really began to enjoy it.
Is it time you’ve gotten back on a horse of your own? Is there something you’ve been avoiding or in denial about? Is it time to face a fear?
The anticipation is usually scarier than the act itself! So take a deep breath, take it slow and go for it.
And be sure to wear a helmet!