WHAT IS YOUR Sk8 NAME?
I don’t have one! But, I keep thinking if I did it would probably by Jennosaurus Rex.
WHAT IS THE BACKSTORY ON YOUR Sk8 NAME?
An overall joke at the similarity on my name and the word Tyrannosaurus rex. Also, in jiu jitsu we joke about how T-Rex’s can’t get arm barred. And after suffering a arm bar injury, I frequently bring up the T-Rex reference.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT ROLLER SKATING?
A bunch! I work as a dental hygienist, and I have a specialty in myofunctional therapy. I am always goofing around with my husband and friends. And you can definitely find us being out on the town and being active at Brazilian jiu jitsu and the gym.
WHEN & WHY DID YOU START OR RESTART ROLLER SKATING ?
I roller skated a lot as a kid! I was definitely a regular at the roller rink every Friday night. I only knew how to skate in a forward direction, but dangit it was great. I stopped skating for many years, but I always wanted to pick it back up. And man, I’m so glad I am back into it. I legitimately look forward to roller skating and being with the skating community every single week.
ADVICE TO NEW SKATERS
- Don’t ever think you’re too “old”, “out of shape”, or whatever excuse you may think of. I promise you’re not and you will always surprise yourself with what you may be capable of.
- Here comes another jiu jitsu joke. We say, “black belts are just white belts who kept showing up”. With that being said, show up and keep showing up! You WILL learn and improve everyday.
- DO IT. I was amazed at how many classes were available to keep me continually interested. And the community is awesome. If you’re considering it, please give it a try.