Ouch, my body hurts. I have strained and pulled muscles I had forgotten existed. And skateboarding is fantastic!
Yesterday, my sister and I went to the Skate Acadamy for girls (or, rather, the Sk8 Acadamy 4 Girlz) and spent two hours being taught the basics of skateboarding. This involved going up ramps (a tiny bit), turning around, and ‘tick tacking’. It also involved wearing lots of safety gear, sweating a lot and falling off a few times.
The instructors were really cool and very friendly, and the class ranged in age from about 5 to about 30. Some of us had lots of skating practice and went in the advanced group and some of us had none and went in the beginners group. Everyone seemed to have loads of fun. I would recommend this to any girl who wants a bit of fun and to get over the intimidation of skater boys. Really good day!