I haven't rollerbladed since I was 11, but it's something that Joey and I have been talking about as of late. Yesterday we checked out some skates at a sporting store and I think I'm going to go for it! I figure it's a good purchase and an excuse for me to be more active. Joey and I can take our rollerblades places (like the beach, the island etc.) and have fun being the cute rollerblading couple. I could also use them to get places in my neighbourhood (like my WW meetings on Saturday mornings)
The helpful sales person in the store was singing the praises of the K2 Celenas. Today I've been reading up on them and they sound like a great rollerblade. At a price point of $169.99, it's a bit of an investment, but I figure it's worth it. They're also a hell of a lot cuter than the black with neon orange blades I had back in the 6th grade. I'm also going to need to get some protection because I'm really afraid of falling and hurting myself, so I'd rather be on the safe side.
If you're reading this and you have any tips or suggestions for me, please feel free to comment! I'm looking for all the help I can get. A friend told me today that it's just like riding a bicycle, you never really forget! That being said, I haven't rode a bike in over ten years either...
I'll be sure to post about my experiences once I'm on the road!