When I started this project it was never my intention to get a readership. I wanted to keep a journal of my skating progress. Then I started thinking about how boring a journal can be, even for the writer. We are a society of audio-visual, social networking, it's-all-about-me nowadays. So I thought I would create a blog, track my progress and offer an open book to my training, methods, philosophies, victories, agony and defeat.
Today I checked my "stats" and realized I now have had 1999 views of my blog. By this time tomorrow it will be 2000. So once again I am jumping the gun!
Went to my first physical therapy session today at Pearson & Weary Pain Clinic.
I was referred by my Orthopedic surgeon's after discovering I have pain associated with my Sacroiliac joint. (bone spurs). I had another complete evaluation done here and we started doing some Graston and Active Release techniques (both of which I am yet to understand myself ... click the links to learn more) After my session I enjoy 20 minutes in a high-end massage chair with a beautiful mural on the wall and spa music... I wanted to call out for Chinese food and spend the entire day there!
Instead I turned off the massage chair and went skating. I had a pretty good session after all that chair massage and manipulation beforehand. I recorded about 15 minutes of it, but after the session ended I traded my Droid Razr that I just bought 22 days ago for a new iPhone 4s. (thereby losing my last video)
I worked on my MIF today and all my jumps. Successfully, but not eloquently landing a Waltz Jump, Toe Loop, Waltz Toe combination, Flip Jump, Loop Jump, 1/2 Lutz ... yes I am starting to consider trying a Lutz.
My spins were off center today.. Nothing worked. What I thought would be an easy 1:50 number to choreograph is turning into a nightmare for me. Today I told my coach I will not test my free skate this June. I'm not ready.
DONT BE CONFUSED - WE HAVE NOT TESTED THIS FD YET. My YouTube video didn’t give a shot to work with for the thumbnail so I grabbed an old s...
With a gigantic sigh of relief, I am proud to say that I successfully passed my Adult Bronze Free Skate Test today ... and with no re-skates...
As much as I am enjoying learning to ice dance and practicing moves in the field ... this was the best day of skating I have had in a long t...