Am I too old for a skateboard?

At the age of 22, I’d like to think that I’m young enough to try new things and get away with doing things that I would have definitely been able to do as a teenager.

I’m referring in particular to sports and activities. Can I still do them? I don’t know!

After Christmas, I wasn’t really all that surprised to find that I had put on some weight. I had been eating anything that I wanted without a thought about how many calories or fat there was in what I was eating.

When I got on the scales in January, I decided that it was time to shed some pounds. So, I started a new diet! So far, it’s going well – I’m mixing dieting with workouts at the gym and at home. And, I think it’s given me more inspiration to get active and do more walking and keeping fit.

But, are there some activities that I might be too old for? For example, skateboarding?

I owned a skateboard when I was a kid. I’ve never been able to do tricks – I’ve not really been interested in that side of it. I owned a skateboard when I was younger, and would mostly skate up and down the street on it. I remember it being easy, and lots of fun!

So why did I stop skateboarding? Well, it’s a bit of a sad story. I left it outside a friend’s house and it was stolen. We later found it in a hedge near a local shop with it’s wheels missing, and that was the end of that.

Never mind.

I’ve always had a little part of me that wants to hop back on a skateboard, but I’ve never really had the opportunity to go for it. Where would I skate? And when would I skate? And am I too old?

In my head, I’ll be able to grab a skateboard and go, but I’m not sure I will. I’m nowhere near as fit as I was when I was a kid, so surely it won’t be as easy as I think? My balance has always been pretty good, but standing on a moving object – maybe it won’t be so good.

The other thing that’s in my head as well, is that I’m a mum. You don’t generally see mums riding skateboards to work. But does that mean they shouldn’t, or do we feel that we need to grow up a little bit?

I just think it would be awesome to take my daughter to a skate park when she’s old enough and skate with her. Hopefully she’d like me to. She might think I’m really uncool by that age (which I’m not, by the way).

I think I’ll try it out anyway and see how it goes. Like I said, I’m 22, so I can just about get away with it. I’ll let you know what happens!


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