Over the weekend (31th March – 1st April) my teammates and I, took part in the IFS Bandung Open 2018 (National Inline Freestyle Championship). We were all representing the Inline Skate Semarang. The competition took place in Saparua Park & Sports Center, Bandung. There were teams from all of Indonesia taking part; there were teams from Lampung, Bengkulu, West Java, East Java, DIY Yogyakarta, DKI Jakarta, Palembang, and many more. We won some second places and third place. I was the eldest in senior women category to compete. Overall, I had a wonderful weekend. Enough, I don’t want to talk about skating, let’s talk about ‘age’ since I was the eldest in my category.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know. That’s the easiest way to describe the entire experience of what it took to compete in Piala Walikota Solo 2017 last month. I had no idea what it would cost – not just financially, but emotionally, physically…the time it took, the mental exhaustion, it was a crazy ride, but in the end, I’m proud that I did it. This post is simply my way of giving back to all of the gals who haven’t competed.
I knew I’d have to train hard. It took a lot of discipline. I had to run my own warm up, decide what tricks to work on, etc. When I started, I would simply go in and work on tricks I thought I might use in the routine, specifically working on holding the tricks for long periods of time to build up my conditioning.
Check out some of the most common asked questions here. It may answer your questions or help you to have better understanding.
Q1: Why do I need skate lessons, I can learn on my own, right?
A1: This is one recreational activity that you definitely do not want to learn on your own. Learning on your own will only lead to bad habits and unsafe skating. Even worse than teaching yourself, is to have a friend teach you who also taught themselves. My advice is to take professional lessons from the beginning and then practices what you learn on your own, this is the only real path to becoming a good all round safe skater.
Q2: What should I bring to my first skate lesson?
A2: Inline skate with a brake fitted, a full set of safety pads protecting your knees, elbows and wrists. No safety pads, no class. Please also take the Indonesia sun seriously, skate classes are a lot of fun but they are also very tough workout. Bring water, wear a cap and use sunscreen. Children under 14 must wear a helmet. Continue reading
I haven’t had a lot to say lately about skating. As a matter of fact, my last blog post about skating was in April 2016. I’ve noticed lots of new-ish people in my skating world, lately. And there are things I keep wanting to tell them. Like, sit down creepily close and say in a conspiratorial voice tell them.
In some of them, I see bits of old me. The timid, awkward, and skinny me that wasn’t very good at skating and knew it. The me that wanted nothing more but to be good, yet always felt a little stupid.
Old me is really craving this conversation. So, for the bits of her in everyone, here’s what I’d say: Continue reading
Jika ada yang bertanya kenapa akhir-akhir ini saya jarang posting di blog, maka inilah jawabannya.
Puji syukur akhirnya majalah yang sempat tertunda peluncurannya ini bisa dipublikasikan edisi perdananya pada bulan April 2016. Ini dia dengan bangga kami persembahkan SKATEROLL MAGAZINE ‘1st Skating & Rolling Sports Magazine in Indonesia’.
Untuk edisi April (Perdana) ini di Rubrik MVP ada cover story dari Tasya Putri Setiabudiawan, liputan Inline Speed Skating World Championship 2015, komunitas Velocity dari kota Kupang, liputan ice hockey Lion City Cup 2016 Singapore, liputan Short Track ISU Tri-Series 2016, dan masih banyak lagi liputan-liputan menarik lainnya di edisi perdana ini. Intinya syh kami lebih memaparkan seputar dunia skating dan rolling, sebagai ajang perkenalan juga bagi yang masih awam. Karena bisa saja pembaca kami bukan hanya orang-orang yang bergelut di dunia skating dan rolling kan? Continue reading
Se motiver pour courir est parfois plus difficile, mais comme vous le savez il y a toujours des hauts et des bas dans la vie d’un athlète et celle-ci était juste un peu moins bonne. Les baisses de motivation nous arrivent à tous, c’est tout à fait normal. Toutefois ça fait plusieurs années que je ne me pose plus cette question : Comment se motiver pour courir lorsqu’il fait froid, qu’il pleut, que j’ai envie de m’étendre dans mon canapé… ! Pourquoi ? Parce que j’ai changé ma façon de m’entraîner à l’année. Tout est basé sur ma mon plan d’entraînement annuel et s’entraîner sérieusement sans se prendre au sérieux! hahaha
Du coup, aujourd’hui, je vous donne mes 5 meilleurs conseils pour se motiver pour courir et garder cette motivation au top toute l’année ! Continue reading
After a discussion with a friend who didn’t grow up playing sports, I realized how much sports shaped who I am today. I honestly believe I wouldn’t be the same person if I hadn’t played sports, although that’s not to say that children can’t learn these lessons elsewhere. However, if you’re debating whether your child should get involved in sports, here are six life skills I can trace back to my involvement with sports. Obviously, I could name dozens, but these are some big ones.
They’re in no particular order because I believe they’re all equally important: Continue reading
Finally getting a chance to update my blog and it feels SOOOOOO good. It’s been a while, sorry guys but I’ve been (and still) completely overloaded with many other stuff.
Oh ..I just noticed my blog turned over to 170,000 views!! THANK YOU!!
This is something I’ve definitely been struggling with since I joined Instagram. I’ve noticed a definite decline in my blog content. It’s so easy to just take quick snaps and upload them to Instagram. Imstagram has forced me to rethink my content. Do share things immediately when I can, but make more effort on a deeper content when it’s about my blog. Personally, I use Instagram on certain, reoccurring series as a way to get a peek into my life.
Yeah, dengan semakin tersitanya waktu karena urusan kerja, alhasil untuk menulis sebuah konten yang dalam dan panjang rasanya susaaaaah sekali. Postingan terakhir bulan Desember tahun lalu. Jadi ada cerita apa saja selama saya meghilang tiga bulan ini? BANYAK. Sampai bingung harus memulai yang mana dulu ya.
I thought I’d give a quick round up of some my favourite things so far this year!
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was awesome.
Hari Minggu kemarin saya isi dengan kembali aktif di car free day bersama teman-teman Inline Skate Semarang. Yeah … setelah beberapa bulan gag bangun pagi di hari Minggu untuk cfd akhirnya sekarang bisa mengulang ritual hari Minggu yang sempat terhenti. Hihi
Minggu sehat dengan jalan sehat bersama Tribun Jateng. Berhubung kami diundang untuk meramaikan acara jalan sehat ini ya jadi lebih semangat deh buat cfd. Apalagi bakalan ketemu anak-anak yang selama ini off latihan karena sibuk urusan sekolah, jadi tambah happy deh!
Oh ya acara ini diikuti oleh lebih dari 11.000 peserta lho!! Gag heran banyak yang ikut secara hadiah utamanya rumah, dan tentunya masih banyak doorprize yang lain juga.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work. – Colin Powell
I’m back! finaleeeeh … 😀
Life has been hectic the past few weeks.
So .. let’s talk about my competition 3 weeks ago. I took a part to national competition called Semarang Open 2014. This is an annual event, and this year is the second year that the freestyle slalom competition was held in Semarang. Time goes by way too fast; I still remember last year competition with my team, just like it was yesterday.
The day before competition there was a workshop with the guest star, Yu Jin Seong and Terence Cheung. They are top skater from Korea and Singapore. Here the video … check this out!
Every time I come back to freestyle slalom competition, I enjoy it more and more. I think part of the reason, is because I know what to expect. A couple of things were different this year, or at least seemed like they were.
Even though we went through some difficult times, we will work our hardest for this competition because we know we can do it and we will. I was up at 5 am Saturday morning; excited but I also had nervous butterflies. After 2 month in full on training mode, I’m ready for the competition. I don’t know how many times during a workout I have felt like I was going to barf, pass out, or DIE. But I did not. I kept going. 😀
I felt nervous. Semarang Open 2014 was a national competition. At this competition, I got nervous, breathing hard, my stomach churning, not being able to eat, and feeling like I had to pee every time I had a chance to cool down. Continue reading