Saturday, January 05, 2013
I learned to roller skate when I was little (younger than 5 or 6) in the basement of my parents' house. Occasionally, my older sister would take me with her to the roller rink where she played on the hockey team. I always loved to skate but as I got older I just didn't make time for it or there wasn't a rink or I didn't have the money or the roller blades I bought at one point didn't work for me or I was just looking for excuses. That older sister of mine inspired me to get to the rink. A few months ago she joined a roller derby team (go sister!). When she offered to buy the kids roller skates for Christmas, I realized that neither of them had ever been on roller skates (the oldest is 12). So, today, we remedied that. Definitely something we will be doing again. I'm not sure that the calories burned is 100% accurate but sp says for 90 minutes it was a little over 1,000 calories!