On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.


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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

This year starts my 5th year "back" on the ice as an adult skater.  I don't know what I expected when I started.  In some ways I am disappointed in what I have NOT accomplished.  On the other hand, I am very grateful and proud of the things that I HAVE done.

I never expected to be skating pairs.  I never expected to be learning or want to learn how to ice dance.  I wish I were winning the race against time with respect to my body and physical limitations.
DON' WE ALL?

Hope everyone had a great holiday.  We got away to warmer weather.  Had 10 days in Cabo & San José Del Cabo.  Unfortunately I got a nasty bacterial intestinal infection that landed me in the hospital for 2 days.  That was just a week ago that I got out!

So I am grateful to be home and feeling much better.  Today was my first attempt at getting on the ice since Dec 21.  I was weak and shakey so out of form and balance, but all things considered, it didn't go too badly.