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Flying Like Superwoman...That's Right...I Flew!


Sunday, March 03, 2013

Where's the cameras when you need them? If someone had caught me on film today, I could become rich and famous!

Went roller skating with the family today. They had obviously just waxed the floor. On my first lap around the rink, I "found" a rock. When my skate hit it, my wheels came to a dead stop, and I was air-born, stretched out like Superwoman, flying through the breeze.

Luckily, thanks to SP, I no longer have a Buddha belly, so rather than bouncing like a rubber ball, I slid like a Stooge on a banana peel, arms and legs stretched out in flying position. Didn't break or crack anything this time, but I was a sight to behold. When I finally slid to a stop, I crawled back to the scene of the crime and found a gouge in the floor about a foot long, with the Kryptonite rock that sapped my stand-up powers embedded in the end. In reality, I probably looked more like a flying monkey than Superwoman,

but hey, I can dream can't I? If only someone had caught it on tape. I could send it to AFV and become a household name. (Indulge me here) emoticon

Did I stop there? Heaven's no! I scraped my dignity up off the floor, remounted the skate that threw me, and rolled right back out on to the rink, smiling hugely at all those trying so hard to hide their laughter so as not to make me feel bad. I'm just happy I brightened their day, and gave them a story to tell about seeing an old lady fly. Maybe one of them will write a book about me. I can see it now...
There was an old lady who started to fly
I don't know why she started to fly
Perhaps she'll die...
Anyhoo...my "adventure" caused me to have quite the abs workout whilst skating, cause I had a hard time relaxing for the next hour, meaning my abs were clenching at the speed of round. (Get it...skates go round?) But determined to work up a sweat, other than from embarrassment, I decided to try my hand at going backwards. That is not entirely true...son decided he was ready for hubby to teach him to turn around and skate backwards, and I was NOT going to be out done. If he was going to go backwards, so was I. Yes, mama monkey can be a competitive little snot! Of course, son was much more graceful than I, but I did manage to make at least 7 painstakingly slow laps around the rink backwards. Worked muscles I did not know were so weak, and sweat up a storm, and not all of that sweat was from fear, although I am sure some of it was.

A couple of times I about lost it, and started to do the splits, but managed to catch myself and regain balance before wiping out any poor unsuspecting innocent children. Again I medicated many people with huge doses of laughter as I wobbled around backwards with arms flapping like I was trying to take flight. I'm sure a few thought I was trying to become the incredible flying woman again, only on purpose this time.

For my 5% challenge, I plan to encourage myself and keep on track by engaging in adventures such as today's. I'll keep finding ideas of fun stuff to do with my son and hubby that keep us moving and laughing. After all, the family that sweats together stinks together!
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BECKYSFRIEND 5/15/2013 8:59PM

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ROCKINMOM776 3/8/2013 11:20AM

    I totally just LOL'd and had to explain myself... ever try to explain a flying super-mama-monkey on skates with a clear voice???

OMGina, my sides hurt.

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_CYNDY55_ 3/5/2013 10:00PM

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ISAVEDME80 3/5/2013 3:46PM

    aww thats funny. a flying monkey is much more adorable than super girl anyhow :)

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ANDY_54 3/5/2013 10:02AM

    Sorry, the picture in my mind right now is giving me the giggles. I really like to roller skate, but have not done it in about 18 years, so my hat is off and I'm saluting you. What a great workout! And going backward is kind of insane--do you know that? But it sounds like total FUN!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 3/4/2013 8:12PM

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I am impressed with your zest for life.
Thanks for sharing your adventure.
I smiled and thought how brave you are
AND, how lucky you are to have family with which to have adventures.
BRAVO !!
I will look forward to the sharing of another adventure.
Audra

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DR1939 3/4/2013 4:16PM

    Wow! What an adventure. So glad nothing but your dignity was shattered.

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/4/2013 3:37PM

    Awesome. Sounds like you had a blast. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall.

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LESLIELENORE 3/4/2013 2:38PM

    You are awesome!

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ALLIB22 3/4/2013 12:01PM

  sounds hilarious and fun!

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BUTEAFULL 3/4/2013 10:28AM

    you are braver than I, I did a faceplant on the sidewalk when I hit a neighbors TWIG so I got rid of my skates
I bet you feel muscles you didn't know you had

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MERRYMARY42 3/4/2013 9:40AM

    I know the feeling exactly, roller skating was our main entertainment growing up, and I was ok at it, not great, but good enough, the last time I went roller skating was at my niece's 50th birthday party, and oh boy, I was very close to your description, where did my balance go, not sure, but it left with my confidence. sounds like you had a great time anyway.

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GINNABOOTS 3/4/2013 9:31AM

    I love the way you tell your rendition of what happened. So funny! I used to go rollerskating all the time, I have skates sitting in my bedroom collecting dust. You have inspired me to take my niece and give it a roll.

Thank you for posting your story, it made my day!

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CARLYG8 3/4/2013 7:45AM

    "ITS A BIRD! ITS A PLANE!....No, just Wallahalla skatin' again! (laughs)
Thank you so much for starting my day out with a good chuckle!
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MA_DIDDLES 3/4/2013 7:08AM

    Walla - Thanks for sharing, Roller Skating use to be one of my favorite recreations. I did go a cple yrs back and took a little tumble myself. I did plan on going back and try on Senior day, but never got back.......U have put that idea back in my head.
I use to have my own skates. I remember losing 30 pounds in a short period of time by roller skating 3x a week. Well that was 30 yrs back, but I remember cuz I had so much fun with the Moms and sharing potluck lunches and recipes.

I am sorry about your tumble, but bravo to you for putting humor in it and sharing with your Spark Friends. I never did learn to skate backwards. The instructor said I never would because I was to scared of falling down and that was when I was a teenager. I tried to prove him wrong, but that never happened....only in my dreams.

U inspire me. MA

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CELEST 3/4/2013 6:53AM

    What a hilarious rendition of what happened. I used to ice skate and quite nifty on the ice at that. When my kids were in their late teens we ended up in a town with an ice rink and we went skating. I figured it would be like a bicycle. I discovered after not getting on the ice at all for 30 yrs makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE and I was a local joke. All I had left was my dreams of my hey days and thankfully a few photos or my kids would never have believed I could jump a barrel!

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MOTIV8N2LOSE 3/4/2013 5:35AM

    emoticon I do understand. I go skating all the time and I 'wipe out' too. It's embarrassing but when people can see you get up, dust your knees, elbows and pride off and get back on the rink, it shows how strong of an individual you really are. We all know that for the next hour your really shaking inside-scared of everybody skating by thinking you are going to fall again. I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourself with your family. Skating is such a fun workout emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOSIE2013 3/4/2013 1:27AM

    Glad you kept going. Keep it up. :) emoticon

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DEE107 3/4/2013 12:20AM

    thanks for sharing

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DLDMIL 3/3/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon what a great fun day. emoticon

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KEL_BEL_FX3 3/3/2013 10:49PM

    Someone needs to write a book about all the things you see at the skating rink lol, I was working at a day care and took the kids to the rink, strapped the skates on and went around myself, might not have been the best idea, and if my boss had seen me she would have had a fit I'm sure bc I was about 6 months pg at the time LOL but the rink owner offered me a job :)

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JULIACOLLINS62 3/3/2013 10:46PM

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RUTHXG 3/3/2013 10:44PM

    I LOVE it that you got back up & kept going! Way to be ADVENTUROUS!

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GAYLE-G-63 3/3/2013 10:43PM

    emoticon What an adventure!

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/3/2013 10:35PM

    OMG-this sounds like me on skates. Glad you didn't get badly hurt (other than your pride).

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/3/2013 10:31PM

    Brave woman!

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KIM--POSSIBLE 3/3/2013 10:26PM

    Love it! Sounds like fun and glad you weren't hurt when you flew!

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KMICHA 3/3/2013 10:22PM

    I like your habit for the 5% challenge better than mine! It sounds way more fun!!! LOL!!!

Glad you were not hurt! That really would have been a bummer!

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LUCYTHOM 3/3/2013 10:22PM

    Where's that video camera when you need it, huh? Sounds like a great time!

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HENABELLE 3/3/2013 10:20PM

    emoticon and I thought you were going ice skating... keep up moving!

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