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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coach Sick - Lesson Cancelled

I was secretly happy that my lesson got cancelled today.  Sorry my coach was not feeling well, but happy I didn't have to skate badly during my lesson.  I have read about other adult skaters who reach plateaus and get frustrated.  I guess it's my turn.

It takes considerable motivation to practice 4 days a week as well as doing strength training and stretching at the gym.  I was going gangbusters for a few months while I was losing weight and feeling better.  Maybe a good nights sleep will help.

Tomorrow I am going to see a physical therapist at my doctor's suggestion.  They seem to think they can help me with my SI pain.  Wouldn't that be nice!

Today I tried lacing my boots up all the way.  Felt like a completely different pair of boots.  Loads of support, but I am unable to get enough flex to do a deep knee bend or a spread eagle.  Still breaking in those boots!