#1: I was out of town last weekend and didn't skate for 6 days.
#2: I got frustrated with my new Droid Razr phone (which I just got April 20) and traded it in for an iPhone 4s....... which may have been another mistake.
I had a DroidX for 2 years. It worked perfectly. All my videos were shot from the DroidX in HD since January 1, 2012. I had to learn how to convert the file extension so that my iMac and iMovie would be able to read the file, but once I learned that, it was so easy to upload them and then edit them.
I am really hoping this iPhone is just a matter of a learning curve. Right now I am cursing it. I was shooting my practice today and it ran out of space. Then it overheated in the sun after I left the rink. I got a temperature warning after using an app for navigation (the DroidX was also far superior)
....wait ... this doesn't sound anything like a SKATING BLOG. I tried venting my frustration to the dog, but he doesn't care. So here I am.
I will continue my post today as though a video will eventually show up.
For a Monday it was a pretty good practice. I did leave frustrated at the end because my spins were terrible and making me really sick to my stomach. Sometimes I think the spinning is getting easier on me. Other days, like today, I felt like giving up on the idea of testing freestyle or competing in the future. Stamina for me is still a huge issue.
I skate 3-4 times a week. I go to the gym 3 times a week, play golf, walk the dog, go to physical therapy, eat right. Not sure what else I can do to increase my energy short of taking steroids .. which I would never do. Actually I don't think steroids even help that. Aren't they just for muscles?
On a positive note: Today I practiced my Toe Loops a bunch of times. Helped me to rid myself of the fear. I also tired and landed a Waltz Toe combination, a Waltz Loop combination. Hip Hip Hooray!
Hi I just found your blog, through youtube of all places. I was looking for Pre-Bronze MITF tests and you did awesome btw. I skated a little when I was in my teens but took an 18 year break from skating and just got back into it this year. I hope to test Pre-Bronze in August. I'm in Cali right now but used to live in Spokane Vly just up the road from the rink on Barker. We moved there about 2 months before they closed it, grr. Your positions are nice and controlled and you have the most graceful fall I've ever seen, LOL. Good luck!ReplyDelete