Darby also does Roller Derby. She’s smart, AND tough.
While I was homeless, she wanted to take me skating, to see what I would remember, because I had grown up skating the defying side walks of Chula Vista, and going to Roller Skate Land at the mall.
Really, it was all muscle memory and at first, it took me a while to remember. My brain still can’t process skating in the opposite direction… my movements are very machanical.
But, by the end of the session, I was able to skate squatting with one leg stretched out in front… for just a few seconds… and there were a bunch of moves I had no idea my body would remember, like skating backwards and cutbacks.