After a day of rest for my bleeding ankle I headed back to the rink today with a bandaid and an ace bandage to protect my ankle. What a relief not to feel anything rubbing on the wound!
Practice today consisted of Pre Bronze Moves in the Field and Free Skate sequences. I am trying to do these each time I get on the ice in order, so that when test day arrives, I won't hesitate. I got through them, but I didn't feel very strong today.
Afterwards I went over the ones I felt weren't up to snuff. My least confident move is the spiral sequence. Once I get my leg up there I feel confident that I can hold it, but getting it up there smoothly and quickly makes me nervous!
Also today I felt the wrath of my big Phantom Toe pick and nearly tumbled head over heels, but I was able to save the fall. The boot however got it's first good nick.
Not so lucky a few minutes later while doing a scratch spin. I wound it up tight and got dizzy. At least this time I didn't fall backwards and crack my head on the ice. I just felt myself losing balance and sat down! I need to LOWER MY HIP.
Finally toward the end of the session I attempted some Split Jumps (mine look more like wishbones)
So I gave up on the Split Jump for today and decided to try a Flip Jump.
I have 10 days of ice time left before my test with vacation in between. Tomorrow I will go back to concentrating on my test moves!
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