Friday, March 5, 2010

Frustration followed by Improvement

Last week I was a bit frustrated with myself, I am seriously favoring my weaker leg and I need to STOP! But this Tuesday at practice, I worked on my "sovers" and I think I did much better than the week before. This was solidified with my "25 laps in 5 minutes" time! Last week it took me about 7 minutes and 23 seconds, this week I chopped a minute and a half off! Friggin wow! That made me feel so much better.

We starting doing "whips" this week, which is where you get a partner and take turns grabbing arms and whipping the other person forward. At first we started out almost like a seesaw going back and forth without letting go. It was a lot less frightening than it sounded like when it was being explained...then we got to "whipping" with letting go, and I about crapped my pants I was so nervous...but it wasnt bad at all, you use the muscles in your "core" and arms. I was a bit nervous as I dont know my own strength and the practice space is small, I didnt want to launch my partner into outerspace!

Unfortunately I was coming down with something this week at practice, the last little bit I had to sit out because I felt like my stomach was going to explode. Other than that it was a great week, and I finally feel like I might be improving a bit. Now if I can just pick up my left foot and trust that my right leg will hold my big ass up! I suppose there is something everyone struggles with, and this is my weakness so far. Well, enough rambling I am going to slap my skates on and practice skating on one foot!


Vegbee said...

Fantastic and congrats on the 25 laps! Getting the speed is my biggest issue right now, though, I love practicing whips - it feels like flying!

Erica Ortiz said...

Congrats! Sounds like you're making great progress!