Well, it is October. I turned 52. It is cooler outside. The personal life has settled down a bit, and I finally got out to have a good freestyle session. The downside of Fall is that days are shorter, and with my slightly longer workdays it will be harder to fit in good sessions in the evening, but as I often say, any time on the board is better than no time. I’ll take what I can get.
I am already looking forward to the 2017 Paderborn contest. It isn’t for almost 10 months, but damn I’m so looking forward to it. They are saying first 2 weeks in July. So Summer 2017 will be a busy one for me, as I am supposed to take my black belt test for Aikido in June. I may need a bigger bottle of ibuprofen.
Anyway, I got a nice session in last Saturday evening. One nice thing about not being a super technical freestyler is that after two months off the board I am not really any worse. I have a lot of stuff to learn, still, but mainly I just want to be smooth.