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Diary of a Beginning Marathon Skater
Day 2: Practicing in a School Playground

On the first day after my first inline skating lesson I decided to practice what I learned the day before in the playground of a local school in my neighborhood.

The Day After My First Skating Lesson
by Doan-Trang Tran

It was a beautiful Sunday. Sunny and a little bit hot. I woke up and I was so ready to skate. I went to a local school in my neighborhood for some practice.

I put on my protective gear and started rolling. There were a couple kids on the playground. Of course, we were aware of each other presence and we tried not to run into each other. It was not so hard to skate when people were around. I did fall a couple times... but like I always say, "it wasn't that bad".

I skated for more than an hour. At the end of my practice, I realized that I put my wrist guards on upside down. The plastic is suppose to cover my palms but it was covering the top of my hands (don't laugh!).

My middle back muscles hurt so bad. I talked to Kathie the next morning about my back problem. She suggested that I may want to round out my back like the way Eddy Matzger did. So I am going to try that on my next day.


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More of This Article
Week 0: Why I Want to Skate
Week 1: Day One on Skates
Week 2: Moms on Skates
Week 3: Skating at the Beach
Week 4: Five Miles on Sore Feet
Week 5: Skating at Big Bear Lake
Week 6: Skating Instead of Yoga
Week 7: Putting a Bad Experience Behind Me
Week 8: Two Classes in One Day Are Too Many
Week 9: Diary Entry for Week 9
Week 10: Diary Entry for Week 10
Week 11: Diary Entry for Week 11
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