So as you guys know I’m always talking about how we should be ambassadors of our sport in other spheres in order to gain more community acceptance.
In light of this I recently volunteered to be a race course monitor for a half marathon over Labor Day weekend.
It worked out incredibly well - I was able to keep track of people behind me and in front of me easily, I was able to weave in and out of runners easily and got a lot of positive feedback from the runners themselves.
Plus I got to wear a high-vis and carry a bell.
So should you find yourself in the position to volunteer or otherwise participate in events not directly skate related I encourage you to do so.