I’m back, baby! (read that in a George Costanza voice) Last night was my first speed skating class of the season and it was, well, AWESOME.
Awesome because we have lots of new people in our class, some who are already great and some who are like me and working on becoming great. Awesome because I got to see the people from my class last year. Awesome because E. taught us how to fall so we don’t break both our legs. Awesome because I could actually do some of the drills. Awesome because I’m still slower than everyone in my group but not as far behind as I used to be. Awesome because I think, maybe, just maybe, I’m even a tiny bit better than where I was at the end of last season.
I’m going into this season with a new attitude and taking E.’s advice and not focusing on what everyone else is doing and just focusing on myself. There is still so much work to be done. Outer edges, going into my crossover on an edge, balance, stability…I need to remember to think the whole time I am out there, push with the entire blade, bring your foot in closer when recovering, BRING YOUR ASS DOWN, Sharon.
I’m like a bloody ox pulling a cart out on the ice.
But I am going to do this. I’m going to get better because there’s nothing you can’t accomplish when you put your mind to it and work your ass off.
I’m going to seize this season and carpe the hell of it.