Way back when I was in high school (over ten years ago), I loved to go out and ride my skateboard deck all over town! Those were some truly fantastic times, my friends! There were many blissful moments where you would land a fat trick that you had practicing for eons, and actually pull it off. Tantamount to that was the learning process—where some bump, scrapes, cuts, bruises, and even the occasional broken bone came into the picture. But you bit your lip, ground your teeth and kept riding. That was the skateboarding mantra: Don’t skate if you couldn’t take it.
My friends and I all adhered strictly to our skating ways, and we loved to skate away the days, especially during the summertime. Even though the heat left us dilapidated, and really made it feel like you were riding your skateboard in a sauna, nonetheless we bore the brunt of those hot summer days and kept riding. Now, years later, I have found that my passion and affinity for this sport has been renewed again. Alive it is inside of me, and one huge plus is that I have found skateboarding to be a wonderful cardio workout that is enabling me to keep my body trim and toned, as I enter the third decade of my life on this planet.
Now just getting back into this intense sport, I have realized how shoddy that I have become over the years gone by. But, with each passing day, I am slowly but surely making strides towards getting my skills back to what they once were. This time around, I am wise and always wear protective gear when riding. The last thing I need to deal with is another broken bone and some costly medical bills that mommy and daddy won’t pay for, because I am a full grown adult.
For that matter, X Games rock and sock, too! In my opinion, and for the life of me, I am unable to comprehend how skateboarding is not in the Olympics, but twirling some fancy silk batons and playing volleyball is? Go figure, right? However, that just gives all you avid skateboarders out there even more motivation to skate on.
And skate on we shall!