Friday, November 5, 2010

Skateboarding? Something New

Skateboarding is the resurrection of a feeling that I have forgotten. As a kid you get to try all these new things. Little improvements are huge milestones worth celebrating. You revel in the fact that you are learning something new, no matter how small the improvement might be. As we grow older, we fall into ruts and we repeat what we have grown accustomed to doing. Routine takes over. Trying new things can easily become something we did when we were young.

Last night I showed up to South Jordan skate park to meet Jeff, Tucker, and Kelly. The sun had set and we cruised in to have some fun. This was my first time riding a bowl like this. I felt like a 12 year old kid and was completely out of my element. I have never really picked up a skateboard. There was about a month when I was in high school where I did, but that was the end of it.

The bowl was intimidating. Some ten year old kid showed up and was killing it, when it was my turn I would run down in the bowl and push and try to get used to the transition. All the while kids half my age were cruising around making it look way too easy.

It took a little bit to get used to things, but when it clicked I rolled in and went for it. I was laughing the whole night. It has been a long time since I have kicked it with Kelly and Tucker. I think I will stick with this skating thing.


  1. like learning to wakeboard when all you've ever done is slalom ski, or snowboard when all you've ever done is snow ski and you're too old to try something new because it hurts more when you fall!!!

  2. SKATING ROCKS! lets ride again soon andy!