Monday, October 30, 2023

One Week Later …

 So my Thursday skate didn’t record for some reason. I’m actually grateful because I was a wreck on the ice.  Wednesday I had a flu shot and a Covid 19 shot and the side affects showed their ugly faces to me the next day.  I had zero energy and my heart rate was high even sitting at a chair.  I had to cut my lesson with Vitali short and even sit down at one point from nausea.  By Friday I was ok and even swam some laps ~ which is what I am doing now to help my cardio and stamina without putting more stress on my fragile knees.

Today on the other hand went pretty well.  Much better than my last lesson with Naomi.  While we stuck to the basics during my lesson, they were important points that needed going over and should help a lot going forward.  I have my FS skates on again (I did also last Thursday) and even though I didn’t feel well that day my coach agreed I was skating stronger in the FS boots and blades.  Not sure where all this is leading..  but since today after my dance lesson I found myself wanting to try some freestyle …. 🤔 

Switching back and forth between those styles of boot/blade combo is not easy for me.  

So after all that rambling.  Today I broke my vids into two segments.  

1) My lesson with Naomi

2) How I spent my time on the ice after my lesson. I managed to do some little jumps..  my weight is still sadly up too high to get off the ground and my knees aren’t appreciating the pressure it takes to push into the ice to get airborne nor the forces of my extra pounds when I land.  Spinning, while far from perfect .. especially the Camel is arguably better in these skates.



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