Inline skating

For me the holiday period is not only a period for relaxing, but also a period of reflection. I never make any January 1st changes to my habits, but usually do so in August or September.

For a while I have been thinking about doing more sports, as most days my physical exercise is limited to the daily walk to the garage to pick up the car. We do occasionally walk in the mountains, but that’s not enough. I have been thinking about it for a long time but never found the activity that suited me. My working hours make it difficult to commit to team sports and I don’t like the gym as I prefer something in the open air.

This summer it finally occurred me: inline skating could me my thing. I’ve always enjoyed ice skating in the Netherlands, and like the freedom of making little tours around my hometown. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. Right after coming home I bought myself some Rollerblades, the Geo II model, and downloaded some braking instructions as I knew that I’d had to learn different breaking techniques that I used on ice.

This week I went out skating two times on an empty parking lot. The coming weeks I will go back there to practice my breaking skills before I hit the streets. And you know what the best thing is? I already feel good about myself!

Rollerblade Geo II
Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers