Sunflower Skates

Tracking my goals and progress as an adult figure skater

Month five - A minor setback

I had a nail avulsion operation in June and had to suspend my skating for a few weeks whilst I healed.

Monday 3rd June
Skate UK - Level 6
My first Level 6 lesson went as well as it could have done. I was absolutely terrified and had to talk myself into going, but I'm glad that I did and it was fun to try so many new things for the first time. I think I'm going to be okay with Backwards Crossovers. I was very scared at first to even try, but I just kept pushing myself to take it slowly, and was able to do three little ones in a row by the end of the lesson. I also started to build up towards the "backward outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle" (what a mouthful, I'm going to refer to it from here as Edge Step) which felt impossible at first, but I took baby steps through the motions whilst standing still, then going very slowly. The Two Foot Spin was the absolute worst - after four or five attempts I thought I was going to puke my guts up. I must remember to take a travel sickness tablet before lessons from now on!

Thursday 6th June
Surgery
Had the surgery today. Painful AF. Bad news too - they say it will be at least a few weeks until I can skate again. Heartbroken.

Wednesday 12th June
I am really, really missing skating a lot. Had to go back to the doctor's this morning as it's not getting any better. Might be a few more weeks before I can skate again. Very sad.

Wednesday 19th June
Depressed.

Sunday 30th June
Tomorrow I am going back to skating. My toe isn't better, far from it, but I'm refusing to let it stop me from doing what I love any longer. Watch this space.

No comments

Post a Comment

If you enjoyed this post, leave me a little message! (Remember, keep it kind.)