And since I ditched the 7/16" ROH, I can't rely on the edges to hold me up when I'm in incorrect body position. Since I'm now skating with correct body positions, a persistent pain in my back has rapidly faded away.
And my two foot spins. OMG. For a girl who wouldn't even think about spins two months ago, today I ripped out consistent 4 rotation spins, well-centered, with correct foot position, on the forward spin rocker behind the toepick, silent as the grave, with an exit edge solid as a brick wall.
CONSISTENTLY WELL-CENTERED! ! !
Except . . . .Wanna see my one foot spin?
Right now, the old me, the calm mature me would post a picture supporting "Skating is a Journey, not a race." or "it will come".
No, I want my one foot spin and I want it better than now, I want it yesterday!
But on the outside I'm calm. "I'm getting better, I think," I say to my coach.
Her eyes widen with surprise I'd even ask such a question. "Every lesson, you get better and better," she says.
"A little bit better every time, " I reply, "Celebrate the little things."
On the inside?