There is a little ice rink at Wrigleyville where I took Nico and his friend last month. Nico bombed around the rink, going a million miles an hour. I was ready to go after two laps around the rink.
This is a familiar pattern. I think ice skating seems like a good idea. I go. I do a few laps before I am ready to be done. It’s really hard. Like on your feet. And ankles. My ankles are pretty garbage.
But I did manage to get off the wall for a few brief moments.
But serious question: why is it so damn hard? And why do ice skaters make it look so easy. Like- I should be landing jumps, that is how easy they make it look. And I can’t even stake without clinging to the wall for dear life.
I think we can safely say that my ice skating career will remain on hold for a while.