Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Waltz Toe, Waltz Loop Progress

My postings have slowed down for 2 reasons:
#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!


1 comment:

  1. 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!

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