It wasn't supposed to happen that way. It was supposed to be all bliss and great music. A few years back, some friends started going to the Roller Gardens in January and February. I hadn't been roller skating since I was 12, and was a little worried about falling. Maybe I had forgotten how to do skate. But after a few laps of looking like a fool, I got my mojo back. At the end of the evening, I was wondering why I had ever given it up. So, we have kept came back and now it's a January ritual. What's really cool about Friday nights at the Roller Gardens, is it's music from the golden era of roller skating. 70's Disco! That music is made for roller skating. It just flows. No kids either, because it's 21 and up.
But there is a down side to all this revelry. It's a little secret that is hidden in plain view. You can fall down, and if you fall down the wrong way, you can get hurt. I blame the blonde. She was a very good skater and was doing all sorts of cool moves. But she was moving all over the rink. One time towards the end of the night I was passing her and she moved toward me and I reacted. Well, that wasn't a good thing. I started to lose my balance and tried to regain it(big mistake). The some how my ankle ended up underneath me. It didn't hurt real bad, but I knew it wasn't good. I got up and made for the seats. I really didn't want it to be a sprang. I even tried to skate again, hoping I'd shake it off. But it finally dawned on me that it wasn't getting better. So I got help from my friend Sarah and a bag of ice from the concessions.
My weekend plans have changed.
What have I learned from this misfortune?
Plans change... and you'd better make the best of it.
Watch out for blondes(somebody suggested that maybe it wasn't her skating I was reacting to).
But maybe I won't learn, because I'm sure I'll be getting back on my skates as soon as I can.
I'm not sure how long I'll be off my bike, but if there is a time of the year to be out of commission, it's now(2F today).