My last post was Dec 18th. I have not skated since. We had a family tragedy just before Christmas and I have been called away from the ice, naturally by more important things.. being with family. I don't really want to post the details, but I wanted to explain my absence from the blog and from skating.
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.