Thursday, September 22, 2022

I''m back on the ICE!!

I've been off the ice for nearly 3 years. Yesterday, with the approval of my physical therapist, and a Canadian  physician  I skated for 30 minutes! ( Sorry medical issues are off-topic.)

And just to make it clear, the  Doc had the nicest pair  of hockey legs I've ever seen  in doctor whites.  I mean 'kiss kiss' good looking. When he told me to raise my legs as high I could--I told him to 'stand back'  (because doctors  don't expect 70 year old women to be able to kick their chins off if they stand too close). And he said, "Yes you are a figure skater." Damn right.

Anyway, on the ice I did some lap skating,  two foot turn back, two foot turn forward, and two spins forward and backward. 

AND NO GRABBING THE BOARDS!! 

STANDING UP ALL THE WAY ROUND!

 

 



Saturday, July 31, 2021

Mim Wacholders Ice Skating Systerm of Skating Lake Placid in August

 

 

 I took Mim Wacholders Off--Ice System of Skating and it really helped me out. I'm now working on my counters, rockers, back 3s, on ice even though I have still an injured right ankle from 4 months ago. I'm still two footed, but her tips and method of posture and balance have me have me making progress in speed, positioning and balance. Once this injury heals over (it's been a bad injury), I will be able to finally lift that other foot! Full confidence !

Mim's teaching a summer class at Lake Placid. If you want to learn her techniques, this is a great class to take!

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Just touching base, to help you make the decision to join the Adult Skating SOS Immersion and offer you some more specifics to better plan your trip: August 26-29th

Why make SOS System of Skating—different than a skating lesson?

Everything! You will learn a system, not corrections, you will know why you keep doing the same thing and how to fix it by following 3 key principals. 

The simplicity and success of this system will stay with you long after the camp is done!

A proposed sample Adult Skating Immersion Day:

9:00-9:30 am Dynamic Warm Up-Centering and Goal Setting
10:00 am On Ice Group Edge Class
10:30 am Practice
11:00 am Stroking and Cross Over Techniques
11:30 Practice
12:00 pm Jump Technique
12:30 Practice 
1:00 pm Off Ice Post Skate Stretch Routine

2:00 pm On Your own—to Enjoy Water Sports on the Lake, a short hike in the mountains, a lovely picnic, reading under a birch tree, strolling down Main Street and much more

There will be additional ice available for  purchase at the Olympic Center throughout the rest of the day where you can skate more, or take private lessons with some of our expert coaches including Paul Wylie!

Off Ice Session will include:
Warm Up Skills
Yoga and Flexibility 
Class on deepening body awareness 
Core and hip stability specific to skating skills
Visualization and Mental Training including goal setting for each session, week or even the year



$795.00 $595.00


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Thursday, June 24, 2021

I'm Alive!!!

 Recently I've been getting comments  from other skaters, some emails, and a call,  from the gentlest of commenters. "Did you Quit Skating?" No, "Is the blog finished?" No, " Are you ok?"Yes.

I'm only skating 1 hour a week. And nothing funny happens any more. Although there's a man my age learning to skate at the rink,  who did say to me during MY LESSON. "You are so amazingly graceful" . 

Well that WAS funny: Not even my coach  says that to me. And I'm PAYING HER!

  I told my coach, "I'm marrying any man who says that to me on ice"


She says, "He better propose soon if it's going to happen."

Good point, Coach. He's 65 and I'm 70. and he hasn't even asked me out on a date yet. 

Or indicated an interest in me, just my skating  And he and I both work full time.

Marriage is looking less and less likely isn't it?

MOVING ON...What's going on at home....


 

An 1970's addition to my 1950's house has a crack in the ceiling and the  structural engineer I hired told me stuff, trust me I didn't even know you could substitute a 1x2"for a 2x4" (well legally you can't).  The ceiling was up to 70's code, but not today's code. The 70s code was not grandfathered in so it has to be upgraded. Oh, and when the problem involves code issues YOUR INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER IT. 

Then I got caught in the wood inflation crisis.....One bid was $37000. I'm still laughing. But not in a haha way.

 


On the good side I got the roof to stop leaking...fr'now I'm calm.

Also, I've lost my fear of climbing  ladders.  

And Nothing to do with my house: I sprained my ankle. no not on the ice. but really bad. My leg fell asleep and I stood up -- onto a plastic bag, slid across a carpeted floor, and  8 weeks later I'm still limping. My hockey coaching podiatrist said I could skate because figure skates are perfect support for ankle sprain. 

I pointed out that between my bunion and the sprained ankle, I'll never toepick again

Dr Hockey asked, "Could you toepick before? "

I'll get him for that cheap joke