If you are looking to read an inspiring post that will motivate you to skate, this is not what you are looking for and you might not want to read on. I guess we all have such days. Today is just one of those days for me.
I feel insecure proclaiming this online but since this blog is a log of my skating progress… today, I actually attended a learn-to-skate instructor training. I failed the assessment because of my forward crossovers. I admit I still feel awkward doing forward crossovers in the opposite direction and that I avoid doing it because I don’t want to look like an idiot. Perhaps one day I’ll go back to redo the assessment. But for now, yes I think this serves as a reminder that my footwork is pathetic and it’s high time I start to incorporate all the basic elements which have long been forgotten into every practice session.
Kind of demoralised today because most of the other skaters at the assessment today were really good. They were mostly ex-competitive skaters who are no longer skating much but returning to coach. I feel small. And a bit tired. I might have been skating too much - almost daily this holiday. Think I should cut down on the ice time and rest my body a bit. Note to self: Always remember your love for figure skating and never treat it like an obligation. Practice shows, so does passion.
P.S. This is a depressing post, I know, but I’m okay. Just tired but it’ll be okay. I’m probably going to get over it and be back on the ice in a couple of days - not even weeks haha.