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Old 04-25-2010, 06:00 AM
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I have just started rollerskating agian. It has been 20 year since I ruled Skate place when I was 13 years old. I have found a great rink near by and I go with my daughter age 9. If you skate 2 hours you burn around over 800 cal.

Skating is just like I remembered it... skate fast to your favorite song trying to remember those old tricks.... (staying away from that snack bar is a new one for me ) I have had good luck I have not fallen yet...this time it is a higher fall then when I was 13
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Skating is just like I remembered it... skate fast to your favorite song trying to remember those old tricks.... (staying away from that snack bar is a new one for me ) I have had good luck I have not fallen yet...this time it is a higher fall then when I was 13
And a much longer heal. I like skating too! And my kids love it. The only problem is that 2 of my 3 don't skate well, so they hang on to my hands and I do my best to keep them upright, by the next day my legs feel fine, but my arms hurt so bad I can hardly get dressed. The good news is they all love it and the middle child is about to go completely solo. So I think skating is a really good option for a full-family workout. The DH is a HUGE hockey fan, and so he likes ice skating a little more, but he'll do either one. And in the winter if you're lucky enough to live near a slope you should try downhill skiing. The last time we went I was down 3 pounds the next morning, and I spent the entire time on the bunny hill. With your skating abilities learning to ski would be a piece of cake, as it takes similar leg coordination. And if you love the speed of skating, skiing is that much faster!
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I use to rollerblade years ago and found it to be a great workout. Unfortunately where I live now is not as flat and I have trouble stopping!
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Have you looked around for a skate park or a roller rink? Much safer and flatter playing surface to be sure. Also there are other people there to help pick you up off the floor.
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I use to love going to the roller rink. It was a good workout. About ten years ago I bought some nice Roller Blades and did that for a while. There was a decent paved trail that went through the city. I've recently moved and the area I live in has a long paved pedestrian trail that I think it about 20 miles long and would be perfect for getting back into Roller Blading. There aren't any roller skating rinks around me.
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