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!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This video is of our last lesson. Neither of us was too happy about how we skated. No major breakthroughs on the Axel lift either.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
I'm really liking the progress we're making on the unison of our side-by-side spins and our skating styles are so similar that are side-by-side jumps are looking good too although we could use a little more complexity in our entry and we're still working out getting back together after each element that is the hardest part.
In the lift department we are getting very close to a successful Waltz/Axel lift (they are the same lift, the only difference is that with the Axel lift the man makes 1 1/2 revolutions on the ice -- but first we need to get the lift all the way up and held on confidently .
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Back on the ice today… A little fatigued and… Still injured. My injury is an unknown at this point. I'm pretty sure it stems from pair skating. The injury is in my back muscle or it could be a bruised rib or it could be???
Without being too graphic; my bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction ( implants ) rearranged my latissimus dorsi muscle… Disconnecting a portion of it and pulling it through my armpit and attaching it to my pectoral muscle.
Engaging either of these muscles creates tension all the way around my chest to my back .... It is described as wearing an "iron bra". That's what it feels like anyway . So naturally skating pairs requires many moves that pull on both my arms and add pressure into my armpits etc. I don't know exactly when I did it, but I have either pulled or torn or bruised something and it won't go away. It's sensitive to the touch, it even hurts when I'm sleeping on the soft mattress. I haven't gotten diagnosed yet, but no matter what it is .....I'm sure the remedy is going to be PRICE. Otherwise known as protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. So far all I can provide is the ice ha ha.
I knew my physical issues might limit my ability to do some of these pair moves. Hopefully it will not be something that I can't work around. I'm having way too much fun skating with Hank and I don't mind a little bit of discomfort in exchange for the joy I get skating pairs .
...., so add to that a clumsy fall today doing a throw loop jump. Then I got off the ice to put a Bunga pad in my hip and when I returned to the eyes I forgot to take off my skate guards. Falling on my elbows be the pain in the other part of my body subside anyway.