There I said it, after all these years I love skateboarding. I probably should say, I still love skateboarding.
On the heels of a successful winter snowboarding, my son has taken up skateboarding, AND as a result I have been skating everyday with him. I have broken off some of the rust of not skating with any regularity over the past 10 or so years. I am showing the basics.
For his birthday I built him a 3ft quarter and a 2 foot quarter. We are both having a blast on both, he is working kick turns, drop in on the 2 footer and even few fakie Rock N Rolls.
Kicking it Old School
My son recently asked to watch a ” Tony Hawk ” video. I spent a night pre-watching both Bones Brigade’s Search of Animal Chin and Public Domain. Both are available on Youtube. I then moved on to H Street’s Hocus Pocus. Those three videos were my skating roots. It was very nostalgic to see them again all these years later.
Here are both if you care to watch them yourself.
Search for Animal Chin
How-To Video Fun
So I recorded a how to video that I will be releasing in June sometime that shows the build 3 foot Ramp that you see in this article. I am in the processing of editing it right now. Been a while since I have done any long form editing. It is fun, reminds me of college…
So the winter months and the moving to the new house haven’t been kind to my Eating 8020 diet or my growing waistline. I knew it was happening yet I did nothing. I continued to have Pizza and Pasta and Chips and all sorts of crap I usually try to steer clear of. Not to mention the beer. Damn you Sam Adams! Why must all of your ales and lagers taste so good!! Some of it certainly was laziness and some of it was because it was easier to mail it in. There I said it.
Well the buck stops here. I re-watched Forks over Knives last night on Amazon Prime for a little inspiration. It worked. I came away from it saying, ” There’s no better time than right now.” That doesn’t just apply to my need to get back in shape but for everything. If you ever find yourself putting something off you know you should be doing… Don’t.
So I picked up some running sneakers and plan on starting to run/jog 2-3 times a week to start. I can’t always get into the BJJ academy to train but I can always go outside my house and jog. So that is what I am going to do. Effective immediately! Complacency is a real bitch and it hits us all from time to time and you just have to recognize it and power through and dig deep and get back on track. I had an epiphany over the last few days and I am not going to make any more excuses, I am just going to get out there and do it. After all there is no better time than right now.