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.

It has now been 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lesson Learned ….

….  Skiing + Margaritas  = Splat

Had a blast skiing yesterday, but got a little loose and found myself flying down a steep run on my chest with my ski blades behind me.  It felt like slow motion death … but I didn't really get hurt!
Just twisted my non-landing knee a little.  At my age there is always some cartilage fragment floating around .. so  I just took some Advil today and tried to skate through it.

As for my skating today……

Had a lesson and worked on some footwork I was having trouble getting with my choreographer.  After the lesson, I worked on my Layback Spin.  It's awful right now … not even a good Attitude Spin yet … I need to do some barre work to get this one down and then on the ice .. I need to push my hips forward more and arch back more - while holding my leg behind me. …. More Advil please.