Even now, I can’t describe why I love skating so much. ~Nancy Kerrigan
I love skating. There are few things I love more. There’s just one problem, which is that I have all the grace of a galloping rhinoceros when I get out on a pair of blades.
I’m not even sure who taught me to skate. Maybe that was part of the problem. Like my weird left-handed archery, my questionable horsemanship skills, and my tendency to hunt and peck at 70 WPM on my keyboard, it is an art I taught myself in the most unorthodox way possible. I skated well enough to play a couple years’ worth of hockey and not to make a complete ass out of myself. Also, I have a complete set of teeth, which is more than a lot of ex-hockey players can say.
Skating does something important for me. It clears my mind…
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