She taught me a great exercise to get over my fear and loathing of Toe Loops.
You know what they say practice-practice-practice. So that's what she suggested doing.
Toe Loops, one after the next in repetition. By jove I think it may have worked.
Major accomplishment today. I ignored all the warning signs that I was about to enter cardiac arrest or muscle failure and kept skating until the end of my program. MY FIRST COMPLETE RUN.
Granted, a few things are still missing for testing and a lot of things are missing for competition, but I kept going until the end. The music had long stopped however .. so I must keep working at it, but I was pleased. My music is 2:10 long and I was still going 10 seconds after .... so technically I skated 2:20 non-stop.... amazing.
Lesson with the choreographer on Thursday to seal the deal, then it's just work work work until January 14. Test day.