|Skating is the first sport I really fell in love with.
Over the years I've gove from cheap hockey skates to
expensive speedskates. I even tried
racing once or
twice. I actually skated from
San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1996, after failing
to make it there in
participated in some very long distance team skates. I
skated from SF to LA as part of Team Victoria's Secret.
Well, actually, Victoria Armigo was the Victoria. Also
on our "team" was Paul Pillitteri and another fellow.
I was a support person for the
Skate Against Domestic
Violence, which I later wrote an essay about. It was
one of the most amazing adventures I've ever been on,
and I made some incredible friends on the way.
I really got into the slolam and the summer of
1998 I spent a lot of time on the slolam course in
Golden Gate Park.
Then I started playing
and I rediscovered skating again. I used to play soccer in
high school but was never very good. I used to skate the
the Lake Merced loop and then play rollersoccer, but I
was so tired by then that playing goalie was about all
I could handle. I found that I was a decent goalie and
began taking it more seriously.
Now I play rollersoccer whenever I can, which is most
Wednesdays. I am learning more about playing out in the
field instead of just playing goalie. I finally figured
out that my speedskates probably aren't the best skates
for the job...