I think training last night was trying to kill me. Although, Nell and I skipped a bit of it so I could give her my old wheels. She was very excited because she had outdoor wheels and my wheels were indoor. She had skates from decades ago and the wheels were hard but were chalky and chipped and broke. I was glad I could give her wheels that would be helpful for her. Once she got the new wheels on it was noticeably different. I’m glad I could offer her some help!
The only exciting thing is my new wheels and bearings. It was like a dream! I love the Bones Reds bearings. And the wheels were slightly softer, but entirely different. I was loving them so much. I didn’t seem to work as hard and even glided a whole lap around the track.
Last night’s training left me with a few things I still need to work on. I was getting better on my t-stops, but when we were doing pace lines, I kept thinking “Oh, crap, I can’t do it” and skated off to the wall. I also need to get lower in derby stance, which was killing me last night because my left thigh muscle was on fire. We were learning how to do the “pornstar slide”, which I completely sucked at because I didn’t actually know how to do it. Not that I want to blame anyone, but I don’t think the coach explained it very well. Or I don’t understand. Either way. They’re just thing I need to get better on.
The funniest thing happened when one of the coaches came up and told me I need to get lower in derby stance. I got lower, proper stance, then fell backwards. She wasn’t AS amused as I was.
(And apologises if the photo quality isn’t good…)