Mia and Friends Inline Skating
My daughter, Mia, got her first set of inline skates on August 21, 2008. We'll attempt to follow her progress via this page.
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September 5, 2008
Well, barely two weeks into inline skating (and not really skating every day), Mia is already jumping curbs. First time she did it, she just caught me off guard by saying, "Hey, Daddy, watch this!"
OK, so this first one shows her wiping out. But she just gets up and keeps going (a tribute to how well the protective gear works).
August 21, 2008
These photos are from Mia's first day of riding her new skates. She is taking to them very quickly. No wall hugging, just flat our trying to skate. We didn't have her skates properly tightened down, but Mia was being a bit stubborn about wanting to try and do all the adjustments herself. That will change quickly, since we want her riding properly with correctly adjusted shoes/boots, so from here on out -- until she can properly adjust and tighten them herself -- either Mom or Dad will be lending a hand as necessary.
These photos are pretty sloppy since I was trying to help her and follow her with the camera at the same time. She was stubborn about wearing a helmet at first, but we're laying down the law on that. No helmet, no skates. Sorry, Mia.
Hmmmm....it looks like she's even got a sponsor already.
Helmet Time, Mia
August 20, 2008
Mia got her first set of inline skates today. We got her K2 Marlee adjustable size 13-3 skates in a K2 Kid Pack that included knee and elbow pads as well as wrist guards, so I think she's fairly well equipped for the time being.
We got the skates just a slight bit large (maybe a half size too large, it seemed like, but not much more than that). Mia took to them right away and zipped all around inside the store (with me and the sales guy running interference). The K2 Marlees actually seemed a bit nicer in some respects than the Rollerblade Micro 500Gs we had been looking at (there were a couple of things we liked about them a bit more, in any case). Sun and Ski Sports had them on sale at 20 percent off, so we ended up paying about $63 for the skates and protective gear package.
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