Tag Archives: Coach

Please Show Your Work

My adorable and totes fun mom visited the past two weeks, and we engaged in a whirlwind of gaiety and hijinks. Amongst the trips up the coast, the meals with friends, the movie-going and the many fervent discussions of how … Continue reading

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Surprised By Competence

Interesting practice yesterday.  I had been doing push-off after push-off, still chasing that elusive right outside curve.  I am doing better with it, but the progress is slow. After about an hour of struggling with that, I thought “Well, I … Continue reading

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What I Got Today

There is more than one coach at my rink.  One of them is an older gent who has white hair and the sweetest smile ever.  Just a lovely man.  On the rink, though, his avuncular air evaporates and he is … Continue reading

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Stop Thinking

I have learned the steps to the first two dances well enough so that Big D no longer has to  say them along with me as I do them.  “Step, progressive, glide and cross”  and all the other combinations are … Continue reading

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Where the Hell Was I?

No blog for a week? What is up with that kind of shenanigans? I mean, really. Well, I was in gorgeous autumnal Minneapolis for a week for business and just got back last night.  I worked hard, ate amazing food … Continue reading

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Mad Skillz

I had a long practice on Thursday and class today.  Thursday’s revelation was my Mohawk Turn.  I was working on my figure, especially pushing off onto on outside edge (you remember what that is, right?) .  Can I just say … Continue reading

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In Which Cheating Is A Very Good Thing

As devoted readers of this blog will know, skating backwards and Mohawk turns are two of my biggest challenges.  And anyone who has ever worked in the academic field knows “biggest challenge” means “something I suck at,” so you can … Continue reading

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