At practice yesterday, I worked a lot on baby steps. These are things I need to learn to do, just so I can then learn to do the things I actually want to do.
- Until I learn to skate comfortably backwards on one foot, I won’t be able to really do turns.
- Until I learn to skate on my right outside edge, I won’t be able to kick ass on the first figures I will be competing with.
- Until I learn to get my back foot in the right position without looking down at it while going INCREDIBLY slowly and hanging on the wall like an ancient crone, I won’t be able to do a backwards crossover.
So that’s what I worked on. I can see where I want to be so clearly, but there is this nasty “not-being-able-to-do-these-necessary-basics” demon standing in my way. I hate that demon, if you want to know the truth. That demon makes me feel like a dope. I want that demon gone.
I am going to practice it to death.