Connor went to bed promptly at 7:00pm last night, and he slept in until noon today! I think he's just decided to sleep every other day or something. I tried waking him up earlier in the day so that he'd sleep well tonight, but it was an unmitigated disaster so I had to put him back down. Of course now he's still awake, which I kind of expected. Oh well. At least I got to sleep in until dang near noon too, which was good. I needed the sleep!
I started breaking in my new roller skates today! I bought them a few months ago, but I've just been wearing them around the house trying to loosen them up a bit until the season was over. It's always an adjustment breaking in new skates, and since I'm a fairly new skater anyway changing equipment in the middle of the season didn't sound like a good idea. So now we're in the off season and I figured it was time-- especially since my old skates are starting to fall apart. I do a lot of skating outdoors, which is not particularly good for the leather.
Also I fall down a lot, which isn't good for them either.
It's interesting getting used to new, higher quality skates. My new skates are a lot lighter and also much more responsive, so tonight I found myself moving over to the other side of the track way, way faster than I expected, which made for some interesting timing issues. I would go to hit someone and end up completely missing them because I tried to start the hit way too early, and then end up flying off the track because I'd overcompensate in the other direction. It feels kind of like I suddenly switched to power steering! By the end of the scrimmage, though, I felt like I was finally getting a better handle on how they moved. I'll keep working at it and hopefully in a couple of weeks they'll feel as natural an extension of my body as my old skates did.
Of course, I still have to really break the leather in, which is not going to be fun for my feet. Tonight was especially interesting because I took the inserts that came with the skates out and then forgot to put my new ones in, so I ended up with my feet directly on the bolts inside the skates. I don't really recommend this as a good idea if you like having, oh, skin on the bottoms of your feet. I should probably go ahead and put my inserts in so I don't forget again.
My feet will probably thank me for that.
3 weeks ago