So, my new skates are on order... Yay! If all goes as planned and they fit well, I should be getting them this coming Thursday. See below for a picture of the awesomeness.
Yes, these babies are green. Lime green. But I am super excited to see them and give them a try.
Skated yesterday for the first time ever on concrete. A different experience, to be sure. After skating on a rink for so long, the rough surface of the concrete felt like it was filing my teeth down. After a brief adjustment period, it seemed to get all right and I even managed to get up the courage to adventure outside of the 'safe zone' my mind had designated as the roundabout at the park. Anyway, the skating on concrete is a step I've been needing to take for a while. Going to the rink four times a week was just too expensive. Paying the price of gas for four hour and a half round trips each week, plus at least $5 entrance to the rink every time was getting insane and my wallet was feeling the pressure. So, finding a decent place to skate (for free!) is a welcome addition.