Skateboarding to Garage Sales

First thing Saturday morning, I grabbed my skateboard and rushed out the door. I was going out a bit late. It was 8:30 a.m. but I knew it would still be early enough to find some deals.

It was the annual community-wide garage sale event. It’s always a great day because there are quite a few households that participate and you can often find some good stuff if you go out early enough.

There was a lot of ground to cover so I probably should have taken the car but I didn’t want to for a few reasons. Number 1, I don’t usually drive if I can walk. It’s better for the environment and it saves me gas money. The second reason was that I probably wouldn’t have gotten out of the car often. I would’ve just tried to see what there was as I drove by and I might have missed some good deals or items.

Some of the people in the neighbourhood thought it was hilarious to see my strolling through on my skateboard. “You can’t carry much with you on that thing, or is that the point?”

Maybe it was the point. I really didn’t have that much money to spend. I was looking for one thing in particular. You never really know what you’ll find at garage sales though so I continued to skate around after I had found it.

I didn’t find anything else worthwhile and was about ready to call it a morning. I’d been zooming around town on my skateboard for just under two hours. So far, it had been a fun hunt and I was enjoying myself. But I was suddenly hit with a bad leg cramp. It hit me suddenly and for no apparent reason. It hurt to walk and it hurt to skate. I had to hobble about a kilometer to get back home. I’d never had anything like that happen to me before either.

I took it easy for the rest of the day but my leg still hurt even hours later. I must have pulled a muscle or something because the pain lingers this evening as well.

I must be getting old. I used to be able to skate for two hours with no problem at all. I still go out skateboarding occasionally but I can’t remember the last time I’ve put that many miles on it all at once.

So that was my adventure for the weekend. What was yours like?

4 responses to “Skateboarding to Garage Sales”

  1. Hi Chase .. glad you found what you wanted .. but cramp can strike whenever.

    I recently walked down from my mothers having not done much – as I need to drive .. carrying things, too far & visitiing my uncle or his house .. way too far! I got cramp too .. hobbled home, then hobbled into town – it was sore .. but the next day it had essentially gone – took a few days to get over it ..then it was fine ..

    Hope it gets better .. I didn't skate around! Have a good week .. Bye .. Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    My dad says that most cramps like that come from dehydration. I think there's something to this theory since it was first thing in the morning and I really only had one glass of orange juice and nothing else to drink during that time.

    My leg feels much better today though. Thanks!

  3. Hi Chase .. he's probably right & overdoing it too quickly .. we all think we can?!

    Yay .. back to the skateboarding then .. good glad it's ok – the bod heals pretty quickly – amazing instrument.

    Bye — Hilary