Daily Board Meeting Minutes – 3/365

4/30/20

The weather was wet all day today.  Logged in for work from 8-4.  Took a break at 4 to go ride my skateboard.  Felt kinda dumb today.  Like “this is dumb, why are you doing it? you should be more productive at work” That happens to me a lot with me, and its a big reason why I decided to commit to this exercise.

So I went to the elementary school parking lot.  There was a police officer parked there.  I didn’t know why but didn’t want any social distancing trouble either. After contemplating going home,  I found a different empty parking lot.  Only a few people out walking and two little kids riding bikes with their mom, so the self-consciousness bully didn’t have much to say.

I rode around and practiced ollies again.  Landing about half of my attempts. Not bad.  The asphalt was still a little damp from all the rain earlier, which meant my grip tape eventually got slick.  I forgot how tricky/different the board feels without full grip.

I got ambitious and decided to try to ollie up a curb.  In only a handful of attempts I made it! Amped about that!  To be able to consistently ollie up a curb is something I’m working towards.

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I did take a couple tiny falls today too.  The hard asphalt on the way down approached me at the same rate as age 30, and the impact made sure to remind me.

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The parking lot I was in is at a high school.  There were still a bunch of cones lined up in the pick-up/drop-off lane.  After deciding I was done leaving the ground for the day, I thought those cones would make for a sick slalom! I carved my way through a few times and called it a day.  Happy I got on the board.

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