A woman who lost her job in the pandemic now roller skates up to FOUR HOURS A DAY and wears just a bikini to show off her wheely skills.
McKenzie Gravo took on the challenge of skating daily for an entire year after she lost her job as a bartender due to the COVID shutdown.
McKenzie, 23, has skated for the last 100 days and said she can't imagine a day where she won't strap on her roller skates.
The former bartender, from Seward, Nebraska, said: "I lost my job sadly and I had a lot of free time.
"Roller skating blew up on Tik Tok and Instagram and I saw this one girl in LA called Coco whose Instagram is @gypsetcity.
"She has long blue braids and rollerskates along the beach in a bikini.
"It seemed like she has so much happiness and excitement from being on eight wheels."
McKenzie purchased a pair of $250 roller skates and began the challenge in March.
"The first time I put my skates on I was so bad," she said.
"I couldn't go in a straight line.
"It took me about two weeks to be able to stand up, to stop and go backwards."
She soon became obsessed and began researching the pass time.
"I would research different types of moves and roller skate for four hours a day."
McKenzie on average skates for about an hour a day now and said she cannot envision life without her skates.
"I will definitely be doing it for the whole year - I will never see a reason to not put my skates on.
"When I'm outdoors, I usually skate in a parking lot or a tennis court.
"I even skate while I'm cleaning my house.
"I can do a toe spin - I can get up to six spins, it's one of my favorite things to do.
"I constantly fall, you sometimes just can't control it.
"One time I fell on my tailbone and I had a bruise on my butt but I embrace my battle scars.
"There's a flying feeling you get when you skate, a sense of being invincible.
"It helps me get away from the crazy world we live in and forget the pandemic."