On The Edge... Again
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.
It has now been 8 years since I got back on the ice. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1600 subscribers. That’s just crazy!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I tried a few spins including a camel and even a back camel attempt. I was actually quite pleased to get 4 revolutions out of my camel spin with my leg up. As for the rest .. not much to brag about.
Last night I had my 3rd ballet class. (private lessons so far!) I'm trying to remember all this French terminology ... it's as hard as the dancing.
Each class starts with barre exercises:
demi-plié 1st and 5th
grand plié 1st and 5th
grand battement 5th
She attempted to teach me this in center:
(You won't be seeing any ballet video for a while!)
I have to say that the turnout is really hard, but it's already made the spread eagle in skating easier ...
Meanwhile... back to skating.....
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
All that took about 6 months. Not bad. Then summer came. I got off the ice and stopped my regular skating and exercise regimen and then fall came ... the holidays.... and here we are again.
I gained back about 10 lbs of the 30 lbs I lost last year. Not bad considering how much I ate and how little I exercised toward the end of the year.
Today was my "day one" of this year. I had hoped that I would have progressed enough to attempt going to Adult Nationals in April, but that does not seem possible now. Not a good showing anyway. So my goals this year are just to keep skating. Hopefully I can test up to Adult Silver Moves In The Field before too long and finally take my Adult Bronze Free Skate test before next summer arrives.
Here's a few snippets from my practice today: