Over a year ago I got a pair of brand new ice skates at a garage sale for $15 and I was so excited to put them to use. Then last winter came and went and my skates were only used once--and it was at an indoor rink! So when this winter arrived, I decided I was going to make a much better effort to get outside and skate. I am not good at skating, but I do find it very fun and a great way to enjoy the coldest part of the winter.
I realized recently, though, that since Dan doesn't have skates, I haven't been very motivated to actually get out a skate. So, this past weekend we made a date of it and found a great skating pond with free skating and cheap skate rental. It was a lovely time and we were thoroughly worn out by the end. And then this week, I decided that I just needed to get out there and skate by myself on one of the great city park skating rinks in our neighborhood. So, last night I did just that. I took my skates down to the little, slightly melting neighborhood rink, and slowly attempted to teach myself to skate backwards. Ha. It was a great way to end the work day and I hope to get out there several more times before the skating season ends.
I figure that winter ought to be enjoyed, since it is the longest season in these parts, and what better way to do that then do get outside and do things that are only possible when the temps are below freezing!