On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.


Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

There Will Be Blood ...

Just yesterday a gal I skate with most days was asking me how my new skates were doing. She had noticed I had begun doing a few small jumps and attempting some spins lately and she wondered how my new boots were treating me.

I told her I really love my skates, but I am still not one-with-my-skates ... in other words they still feel like they are attachment to my feet.  Once a good pair of skates is properly broken in, you don't notice they are there unless they get too loose or you lace them incorrectly.  I further rambled on to tell her how amazing it was that I was so comfortable in them, that I had no blisters or pain of any kind, except that my left ankle was a little swollen from skating without enough support the first few days.  I had laced the boot so loose my ankle had to do all the work itself.

That was yesterday.  Today I laced up and immediately felt this sore, burning sensation on my left ankle.  I returned to the bench to re lace and/or move the tongue into proper position and this is what I found.


My beautiful new boots are blood stained!


I believe the edge of the tongue is rubbing my ankle.

I tried skating afterwards with a glove inside my boot.  It hurt and was getting worse so I decided to cut my practice short today.  Next stop - the pharmacy for some bandaids and wraps for my ankle.