Archive | October, 2010

Skating Season

30 Oct

Kim Yu-Na performs a spiral during her exhibit...

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Now that the skating season is back, I have been quite busy, which is why I haven’t been blogging. But at least I post an update every now and then. Anyway, I love this time of year. It’s so amazing to have skates back on my feet. I skate 3 times a week with a coach, and then on Sundays from 12 – 3pm the rink is open for the public, so I skate then too. I try to bring my friends also. So my week goes like this:

Monday, I chill at home, maybe work out a little, do some homework (unfortunately school comes in my way of doing better things, oh well).
Tuesday I try to stay calm all day, knowing I have practice at night. I have a short day at school, I start late and get off early, yet it seems like the longest day ever. I usually go to work on Tuesdays, so I do what I’m supposed too, always looking to see what time it is and how much longer it is until my practice. Then practice FINALLY comes, and 45 minutes later (short practice, I know!) I get off the ice and try to stretch, but mostly mom is already there to pick me up.

Wednesdays and Tuesdays are endless. Those two days of skating are two days too much. And by this time, I know I wont be back on ice until Friday, so I think of skating, I watch Yu Na Kim, Midori Ito and others skate in the Olympics and stuff, and try to learn ways to stretch and work out at home. And also I start planning the Sunday, and ask people to come and stuff. Which causes sleepless nights until Sunday.

Friday is skating practice again, this time it’s easier to make time pass. School day is long, 8-3.30, then I come home 4.15 – 4.30 and then it’s practice at 6.45. A little easier to get over.

Saturday I get up 8.30 and leave for practice at 9.15am. It’s early, but SO worth it. Of course the practice is again way too short. And then it’s over 24 hours until my so beloved Sunday with my friends.

Sunday I just wake up by myself, which is normally around 9.30. Still an eternity until noon. I get dressed and eat breakfast and then I wait around impatiently until 11.30. It only takes 10 minutes to get there but I am going to be the first on ice, so I am there early and so won’t miss a second : P

It’s quite fun. As you can tell, I’m sort of obsessed. But it’s such a wonderful feeling! It’s like flying, it really is. You are just gliding across the ice (until you make a mistake and lose your balance and then you lie there awkwardly). Every time before practice my heart starts racing, and skipping beats. It’s that exact feeling you get when you are so in love and you are going to meet your boyfriend at a restaurant or something – minus all the hours in the bathroom putting on makeup, doing your hair, and trying to figure out what you’re gonna wear. And I literally have trouble sleeping because I’m just so excited about getting back on the ice. I should really have my own skating rink. I’d not ever be on the computer. Whenever I had extra time, I’d be out there, no kidding. It’s the best feeling in the world.

I have regular figure skating training, with a couple of others (no private coach just yet… ) on Tuesday and Friday, and then I have um.. Formation skating on Saturdays, you know where they skate in groups, kind of like synchronized swimming, only on ice. :P

It’s awesome. I think of it, I talk about it, I watch it, and now I write about it. I might start a separate figure skating blogs. And I’m going to be in the Olympics 2014 guys, so look carefully for me! :P

After all, “Shoot for the moon, cause even if you fail you’ll land amongst the stars”. I know I started too late. But I can skate as if I were to be in the Olympics right? ^^

If anyone has anything to say about figure skating – LET ME KNOW! Comment here, if you have anything to say. And btw guys, it’s NOT a girly sport at all. You really have to be tough. You know when you see the hockey people, full of padding just racing around the rink at super high speed after a puck. Then you take figure skating in tiny dresses with absolutely no protection at all, doing tricks, jumping AND spinning at the same time, doing spins in different positions, or being lifted by a parter – honestly, what’s tougher? :P

Do you skate?

Just a tiny example that figure skating can be quite tough..



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I never know what to title my posts

13 Oct

Whippet galgo

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So if anyone has any great ideas to creative title, please let me know.

But that was not what I was going to say. I was going to say that I had such a nice start to my day. First of all, I’m off school. However, I couldn’t sleep in because I was stupid enough to miss my bus yesterday, the bus to where I work. I clean. It’s quite interesting, just ask someone you know who once had a cleaning job. Anyway, so I had to go clean this morning at 8. Then I had to walk home, but it was okay. I enjoyed it. And then I stopped while I was walking alongside a field of something, I’m not sure cause it’s all gone now that winter’s coming up. And lately I have realized that I really want a Whippet. Check out this link to check out some breeds 101. The Whippet is there, that’s how I started really liking them when I saw this short film. So when I stood there looking over the field I pictured the whippet, my whippet – a girl, running from one end in 35 mph just going swoosj! and then she’s on the other side of the field. It was just nice to stand there doing nothing. And then I walked the rest of the way, trying to notice new things on the otherwise so well-known road. I found a couple new things I hadn’t noticed before. Then I wasted time at the computer, and then Mads came over, and we walked back to that place and just stood there on the end of the field, doing nothing. And then we walked back when it started raining. It was nice. And then we did hw, and now we are going to eat dinner.

Toodles!

Fall Break is Finally Here!

4 Oct

Hot chocolate, Café Zéphyr, Paris

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…And I’m not relaxing for a second. I’ve got a week off school, but I might as well not have been. It was a busy busy week right before the break (how come ALL teachers want big assignments and tests due that one week before a break?!), and Saturday from 4pm I was at a very good friend’s party, turning 18 yay her! (I spent two and a half hour getting ready – and that was after the shower!) Sunday I was in a “baptism” for my baby cousin, starting to get ready at 10. Today I’ve been working from 8-4.30 – a totally new experience for me, and now my body is finally saying stop. I was supposed to work tomorrow as well, but I’ve got skating practice at night, and then I have to go to Mads’ house, because as you might have learned by now, I am going with him to Sweden to be in his baby sister’s baptism (two in one week, i know!), and I have a feeling we won’t be sitting still once we are there either. Last time I was there I was sick too, might want to not be sick this timeeeee. ^^’ I’m still planning on going to work tomorrow, and then I can just do whatever I feel up to doing at the time, take lots of breaks instead. Maybe I can earn a little money. Besides, being home alone with two teenage boys that have the biggest stereo for their electric guitar ever – not so appealing. I’d rather be at work doing nothing. Besides, they have hot chocolate there ^^ Though today, the button for hot chocolate did NOT spit out hot chocolate. That was coffee, I tell you, can you imagine my reaction?! And mom wouldn’t even believe me, and I had her taste, but she had just had coffee, so she thought it tasted chocolate, I think it was a mix, but more coffee than chocolate. At the end of the day though, this other guy took my side and said he too wanted chocolate but it turned out to be some mix at least. “Score!” I thought ^^’

So seeing as I would be busy busy tomorrow first from work to skating to Mads’ house, then I packed today. So aside from toiletries, I am done packing. Yay! And exhausted. I’m all cake. Oh, cake I want cake. No I actually want chocolate. Not the drinking kind, the eating kind. But we never have chocolate. And if we do, it’s some stuff with nuts in it, and I don’t like nuts. The few times we have regular chocolate, my brother eats it all before I know it’s even opened. Which is mean. Anyway. I should stop this before it gets too long, and I should really go to bed soon, even thought it’s only 8.30pm.

Have a great week everyone! I don’t know how much I’ll be posting, but we shall see.

Boiii (insert squiggly line here. You know, mac keyboard doesn’t have the squiggly line, does that bother anyone else? It bothers the crap out of me, so if anyone knows how to make one anyway, please let me know)

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