I spent the first part of the lesson getting used to the different skates, the new surface that we were on and skating the full length of the Molos side-walk. We met many other skaters of all ages and several knowing glances were exchanged as we shared our excitement for our fabulous and healthy pastime. Once I literally found my feet, I went on to practise my beginner turns, stopping without the brakes and performing forward moving lemons. I was then taken beyond my perceived comfort zone with the addition of more advanced cross over turns and an attempt at a slalom through the cups. I am thoroughly pleased to be able to report that I did not make friends with the ground this week and once again, the easier manoeuvres were even more easy after the more advanced work. I really liked the fact that our lesson caters for all abilities and pushes us that little bit further than we think we can go. One person in the class is already being trained to start jumping and they are making such good progress that they have been earmarked as potential skating marshals for the Friday night skate.
I am so hooked that I can not wait for the next lesson this Saturday. I also think that the skating is helping my running. My legs felt a lot stronger during our 10 mile run on Sunday and I managed to keep my race pace throughout the entire distance. What an ideal way to keep fit, tone the lower body and have fun at the same time. We stayed back after the lesson to skate a little longer and then all of a sudden two hours had elapsed. When was the last time you exercised for two hours without realising that so much time had passed? We are so lucky living in beautiful Limassol, there are so many ways for us to enjoy our beautiful town.
Eva Evangelou ~ blogger, sports fanatic and owner of Limassol Sports Massage