I added a Facebook Page called WaltzJump today. Don't ask me why. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Today was my first day back on the ice since last Thursday. I didn't feel up to skating, but one more day off and I knew I would be playing catch - up.
My list of excuses this week:
1. Extremely busy with architect, house builder, bank and escrow needs this week.
2. Sick. Picked up a cold. Sore throat, hoarse, cough.
3. School is out - public session is bound to be far more crowded than I am used to
4. Competition (exhibition) around the corner.... if I'm not ready, I can drop out.
Much to my surprise I got to the rink and there were about 10 people skating... and they were all on rink #1: part of the figure skating club. Public was on rink #2 ... over there only 3 people on the ice. Another adult skater named Hank .. (he's been to Nationals!) and a couple of kids and their mom. Within 30 minutes everyone had gone and I got .... can you stand it?..... private ice. I felt terrible with my cold but skated anyway. I took some advice from someone on the skatingforums2 and ran my program, then stroked around and tried to run it again.. mistakes and all.