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.
Update 2021. It has now been 9 years since I began adult skating. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1.76k subscribers. That’s just crazy!
Monday, December 15, 2014
Lost My Camel Spin
Friends tell me ... "you look great". I am never fishing for compliments. Trust me I am my biggest critic and my coach says things like "they were all small mistakes" "you are skating strong" .. but from my perspective it sucks!
There are many things I will never be:
I will never be 5'8" tall and lean.
I will never have a double jump.
I will never have enough energy to provide me the kind of confidence I wish I felt while skating.
I will never not envy someone else's skating.
If only I could live by a better mantra:
I am a 55 year old figure skater. ('nuff said)
Anyway ... Mondays are usually reserved for Moves, but I need to stay focused on my test in just shy of a month. My Camel spin disappeared today. I was loving my slow 4 rotations and now I would give my eye teeth for 4 slow rotations. Tomorrow maybe.