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.
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!
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
This week I skated twice. Next week I will try for 3 or 4 days.
This practice I just worked on basics. Stroking. My new "artistic" stroking to be precise. Using my upper body to "present" on the inside edges. I should do this all the time... but it's hard work and my core is weaker than normal. Just holding my free leg behind me (with extra vacation lbs) is so hard.
For fun I tried some old school forward outside loops. And for giggles, at the end of my session after all the others got off the ice I decided to do as much of a run through as A) I could remember and B) opting to do omit combos and put in 1/2 jumps instead of full jumps and just simulate the spins. I was beyond exhausted.
Friday, February 20, 2015
I actually got some practice in today. No use talking about it if I can't prove it!
I signed up today for our club's bi-annual ice show. June 19-20 for 3 shows. This will be another first for me. Safety in numbers.. I am sure it will be a group number or production number.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
So the scale says +5. Not bad, considering.
Today back on the ice for the first time was really weird. The ground is still moving somewhat from still having sea legs ... so I wondered how it would feel skating.. and attempting a spin. I took it so slow my practice felt like a learn-to-skate class!