Woo metal blades on my feet!

I had my 6-week postpartum appointment on Tuesday (already?!) and the doc proclaimed me all healed up and able to do pretty much anything I want to do.  Hooray!

Peter was working at the ice rink on Wednesday, so I brought Kira over during his lunch break and I hit the ice.  I didn’t skate too much — only about 10 minutes — but much like recovering from my back injury, I figured starting small would be a good plan. 😉

I look sad and 12 years old in this photo:

That’s better!

I did a few laps around the whole rink, then practiced hockey stops on both sides against the boards for about 5 minutes, then did crossovers.  My clockwise crossovers totally suck but the counterclockwise are passable.

The highlight of the post-skating experience was watching a little girl dressed all in light pink, wearing hockey skates/gloves/helmet.   I almost never see adult women at public skates wearing hockey skates, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a little girl there in anything but figure skates.  This brightened my heart.


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6 Responses to Woo metal blades on my feet!

  1. Red says:

    Yayness! 😀 Glad you’re getting over your injury!

  2. John says:

    Woohoo! Great to see you on the ice again.

    And I can totally understand how you felt seeing that girl in hockey gear. It’s great for her to be breaking out of stereotypes and the restrictive avenue of “girl activities”. Yay her parents!

  3. Kristen says:

    Yay for women’s hockey!

  4. Meghan says:

    It’s good to see a fellow bike enthusiast and ice-hockey player who’s awesome. I stumbled on this blog from a motorcycle thread and found we have lots in common. And I’m glad you saw a girl in hockey skates! I played on the Ohio Flames 19u and R.I.T. and if I ever have a daughter I would want her to love the game too.


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