Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Sad Fate of My Feet

You know, there's one thing no one ever told me; that my feet would lose their skate toughness if I didn't skate regularly for 3 (going on four) months.

Oh, I expected to lose stamina, and maybe leg strength, balance, spin rotations, mohawks on the bad side, waltz 3's, whatever. But no, those are fine. In fact, the spins are better'n when I was doin' 'em in October.

Imagine your skates have sandpaper insoles. 55 minutes skating, I'm fine. 56 minutes, I'm on fire.

Firewalking  has a tricky set up
with the right kind of wood and preparation. It's
physics, not psychology.
Anyway, I moisturize my feet, that's not the problem. The issue is the pressure on my feet. When I skate regularly, I get used to the discomfort of the pressure. When I haven't skated for a while, I have to start all over again.

When people start skating, I notice they complain their feet hurt. My response is always, 'wait a while, you'll get used to it."  Because, most of the time, people just need to get used to the sensation of the steady pressure of tight boots, or putting all their weight for extended periods of time on one foot. It take time to build up tolerance for it.

If it's this bad, yeah, take it to your tech

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

When People think Skaters Have a Screw Loose

The Skate Tech saves a skater 
from a broken ankle!!

That screwdriver you carry in your bag,
you're supposed to use it occasionally

Monday, January 15, 2018

Skating Moms #1: The Concerned Skating Mom

The skating moms at my rink are very nice. The ones I used to know well have moved on and there's a new group.

So Saturday there was Freestyle right before Public. I had my skates on and I strolled into the rink area just to check the temperature and see who was doing what. (You know we all do that.)

I glanced over at the ice monitor who I didn't know and gave her a smile. She was looking at me with an expression of concern.

 "Oh, I'm not going on." I explained, "I was just checking out the ice."

She laughed lightly in return. "I wondered, because there's only 10 minutes left to freestyle. I thought it would be a little short."

"And I thought you thought I was a newbie in rental skates," I joked back. We were getting along nicely.

"Oh, no," she was serious now,"Our rink doesn't have skates as nice as those."

Well, THANK YOU anonymous skating mom.

I hope all the skating moms at your rinks are as nice as the ones at mine.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Three Months off ice; Three hours on!

First 15 minutes on ice

 But after that I'm cool.

And actually, after all the one legged squats in elevators my coach says my spins are must better and faster. My skills are still there, buy wow are my legs tired.

Anyway, I'm back on the ice!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

I'm Baack!!!

I start skating again on Saturday!!!!

I was so desperate for something to write I was almost ready to write my #KickedMeSomeAssMeToo post. But I saved you from my stories of making grown men wish they'd never crossed me.