Friday, May 4, 2012

Ice Skating for the First Time in 17 Years

Today our little class went on a field trip to go ice skating. I was a bit tired from the day before, as the school had held its Jog-a-Thon.  I walked over with the kids and did a lap, but mostly helped mark laps for the kids. I also got sunburned. It didn't really hurt too much, but it did make me feel very hot that night.

Because of the sunburn and the fact that I hadn't ice skated except once in high school (17 years or so now - yikes!), I wasn't planning on joining in.  But a favorite student of mine came after all and I just knew I would be ending up on the ice.

It wasn't easy.  The skates hurt my fat feet. I guess I didn't lace them tight enough and didn't fix it until about halfway through. I spent a lot of time close to the edge so I could be ready to grab on if needed.

I did it though! I got steady enough where I completed a whole lap without having to go to the railing. I held a student's hand for a bit, though it wasn't easy.  I didn't fall at all the entire time.

I had to chuckle when we had a demonstration at the end.  As the girl twirled around and did jumps, a student from another class asked me if I could do that too. When I laughed and said I couldn't, he said "But you're a teacher!" If only that meant I could do everything....

I hope to go again soon as it will be a good workout.  The weight loss journey has been hard for a while but I'm not giving up.  One day at a time.

Have you gone ice skating? Any tips?

1 comment:

betty said...

I do not know how to skate but GL!!

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