Oh dear, oh me, oh my. It's been two years since I've touched this website, and two years since I officially took a break from skating due to VCE commitments. It is now June 5, 2017 11:50PM, and I am back on the ice.
I officially started again on Wednesday April 19, when the Preliminary Prep class I had enrolled for began. However, I didn't do any spins and jumps in the session, and so I decided to add Friday in as another full day to skate and practice. A three-hour training session. And, boy, was I rusty. I've lost my backspin, most of the footwork I was working on back then and my spirals. I had lost my camel, my layback, and especially my sit spin. My current progress now? I've picked up where I've left off. I just need to get my backspin back, so I can get back to working on my back camel, back sit, and flying camel. I've even lost my flip jump, which is my favourite jump next to loop jump. I seem to struggle with getting it back lately.
And don't even get me started on the weight I've gained since I started slowly disconnecting from skating. It's a struggle now to be at skating for six hours in one day, much less my current three-hour sessions. I want my spins back, my jumps back--EVERYTHING back. I miss it all.
It's nice to be back home.
Mara Isabel Santos. 19 years old. Currently in Freeskate 4 working on Preliminary. :)