Something Awesome I Wasn't Sure I'd See Again
These are my feet. With skates on.
As some may know, skating is one of my loves in life. I took freestyle rollerskating lessons for thirteen years. I was quite good at one point, and starting lessons with my phenomenal teacher Ms. Jackie when I was 11 was a turning point in my life.
Last year, I developed a bone spur on the outside of my left foot. I already had a bunion on that foot that hurt me when I skated for long durations. Well, with the new bone spur, I couldn't fit in most shoes much less my skates. It hurt to walk. I didn't think I'd skate again.
The saying is true that you don't know what you have till its gone!
Well, the pain in my foot has subsided a lot lately. I asked Bobby to bring up my skates for me from the basement so I could try them on. They've been in the spare bedroom for a few weeks while I gathered courage. Silly, isn't it, that fitting into a pair of rollerskates could mean so much to a grown woman? I didn't intend to try them this afternoon. I saw the bag in the bedroom and figured I might as well leap rather than planning it and worrying all the while that I'd discover that I would not be skating again. My hands shook when I took them out of the bag.
But you can see the results. :)
(And I still have them on, which really freaked out the dogs!)
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