Resolved: To pass my first ice dance test.
I haven't made a new year's resolution in...well...years. But this year I'm inspired. I'm up against parenting, working and the fact that I have no natural ice skating ability. I'm nothing if not determined, but I'll need your help. Here's the plan:
- Off-ice - I have almost complete range of motion back in my ankle, so I'm hitting the gym for real. I'm doing a lot of stabilization work to strengthen my core and get my coordination back. And since my ankle injury has decreased the neural control of my glutes, I need to rebuild strength in my ass. Lots o' squats. I also need to start drinking more water. Lately, I've done a poor job of staying properly hydrated. I especially need to start drinking more at work. *Leaves sentence as-is.*
- On-ice - I'm taking the weekly group class and I'm going to be more diligent about my lessons with Dmytri. I'm supposed to skate with him every-other-week, but because of time and financial constraints, it rarely works out that way. No more! It's twice a month, surely I can make that happen.
My problem: I need a way to keep tabs on what I've learned in my classes and lessons, plan practice sessions, and track my progress. I've been messing around with an app called MySk8ers, which is close to what I need, but not exactly. It has mechanisms for tracking progress, but the note taking capability isn't working for me. Plus, it's aimed at coaches, so in some ways, it's speaking a language I don't. Do you all have any ideas?
Since I have no clue how to do this testing stuff, it'll be fun, probably hilarious, and sometimes frustrating. And of course the whole messy process will play out here. You know, if you tell us your figure skating goals, we could all share in the
misery excitement. Oh! Oh! 2013 can be the Year of the Adult Figure Skater! Alright folks, who's with me?