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!
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Skating On The Back Burner
Today, January 3, 2015 I went skating for the first time. I did not have the motivation or inclination to record anything. I will most likely forfeit my Silver test scheduled in the Bay Area on January 14 because I am so out of shape now, weary and also have a cold now.
No test before Feb 1 means I would not qualify to skate at Sectionals or Nationals at the Silver level and I know that no matter how hard I try, my skating won't be up to a competitive level by then. I think if I say it out loud, I will be able to accept it. I am disappointed, but I must remember that skating is my hobby. I am not an elite athlete vying for a spot on an Olympic team. Adult skating will be there next year for me and I will keep skating no matter what.
I wore my Vivofit today and my heart was pinging away at 179 bpm (my max heart rate) much too soon. I did land most of my jumps at least once, but nothing was worth bragging about or even talking about.
More next week.