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Week 3 of Trang's Skating Diary

Week 3 - Moving My Practice to the Beach
May 8 - May 14, 2004

My sister-in-law Natalie is not a total beginner. She learned how to skate many years ago but she has not skated that often (in my lesson 1 photos you can see Natalie walking around on a carpet with me and learning how to stop with me.

Natalie is very happy to learn how to skate all over again and she is making a lot of progress. As a result, she wants to skate a longer distance than she can in the school playground where we have been doing our practice.

She suggested that we should move to the beach bike trail in Manhattan Beach. Well, as you might remember, I am scared of skating on the beach trail. But do I want to get over all of my fears. So now we take the boys to the beach at 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday. The boys enjoy building sand castles and we enjoy our rides. So now everyone is happy.

My used skates make a lot of noises, but it is not from the wheels, it is from the boots. The noises are making me feel uncomfortable. But what is really happening is that I am am using this terrible boot noise as an excuse to buy some new skates.

I did a lot of research on the internet. I have no experience to buy skates at all. I read many articles on "how to buy a new pair of skates". For me, it is not easy to buy one. I decided to go to the local stores to try on the skates and order on the internet for better price. I think Salomon skate fit me better than others,

I finally selected some new skates to buy. This week I ordered a pair of Salomon Elite 2002 from InlineSkate.com.


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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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