Skatemom Lisa does the Daffy in Colorado.
When you see someone who’s struggling to learn a trick or just to remain upright, be encouraging. I often struggle to do something new and could use your help and encouragement.
Please don’t think I’ll learn as quickly as you; face it, I’m 43 and not in the best shape. If I fall, it takes me longer to get up, longer to heal. It has nothing to do with the fact that I’m a woman. It’s just harder somehow after all of these years off the board.
I broke both femurs, shattered knees and one ankle in an auto accident years ago. I still have a titanium rod from hip to knee and lots of hardware. My legs are uneven and my memory is not the best from a closed brain injury. I’m not whining though; I’m stoked!
I’m actually doing this again . . . and I can! Yeah, I’m pretty proud of myself too. I’m healed and nobody can see the scars under my kneepads, shorts and shoes.
So if you see me struggling with something, cheer me on!!!! I’m doing little carves and going with the flow and falling and getting right back up.
If you’re thinking about getting out there and skating, now’s the time. If I can do it so can you! I’ll be there cheering you on!
Skatemom Lisa in CO (Brokengirl)