Wednesday, July 20, 2016

When Coach Calls Me Out


"YOUR BASIC PROBLEM WITH YOUR SPINS IS YOU'RE AFRAID OF GOING FAST."

She says, as I'm packing up my boots





And then I gracefully exit the rink...

(I promise, as God is my witness, that I will someday stop bitching about my spins)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Coach Expressions

When She Watches Me Do My Spins

(outer face)

(inside face)


When Coach wants me to stop 'overthinking' things

(outer face)




(inside face)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Spin Surrender

I give up fixing my natural direction spins.

I've been trying to do my 1 foot spins in the 'right' direction for weeks.

I can rip off some darn good two foot spins in the 'good' direction, but can't lift the free foot.

Today I showed my coach where I was, then I did it the opposite direction (which I haven't done in months).

One foot spin right off.

Well centered.

Solid.

Terrific exit.

Only 1 1/2 rotation.

My coach looked at it. And again and again as she had me repeat it.



So I am officially dropping that stupid natural side spin.....I've gone to the Dark Side of opposite jump and spin directions. I now spin for TeamEvil.

MEH, it's not like I'm going to compete at World's or anything. I surrender.

It's going to be a loooonnng time before that creepy feeling goes away though.