Saturday, April 9, 2016

Back on the Ice

After two weeks off ice I finally got on ice today.

This is always an iffy moment when you haven't skated for a while and you step on the ice. You think, "Will I have retained my skills, or will I skate like an ice tourist?"

So, YES! I retained my skills. I think the off ice rest actually improved my bad side mohawk a bit.

It's not that my bad side mohawk is perfect, however, I can now sense where I'm going wrong.  Maybe it's arm position, or upper body, or some thing else.

After doing a few bad  side mohawks, I didn't check with my leading arm correctly, and ended up skating backwards in  a small circle. It was an okay transfer from forward to back, but I almost ended up doing a back spin. So this is my coach and I.


Triumph! I've done worse! I'm making progress!



7 comments:

  1. I complained to my coach about my weak side FI Mohawk. Her reply was "All adults hate Mohawks." We still chipping away at it...

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    1. Darn, "All adults hate mohawks," sounds both depressing and reassuring.

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    2. She reassuringly takes my check at the start of each lesson!

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  2. I'm an adult and I don't hate mohawks!

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    1. The exception to the rule!

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    2. I'm currently working my way through learning all sixteen of them. So far I have eight...

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    3. There are 16 different mohawks? Now I AM depressed...

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