Juvenile Moves- Signed Up

December 29, 2017 Figure skating

I signed up for an April 5th test of my juvenile moves since the February test session was already full. It seems far away now but I know it will come up more quickly than I think. The back power threes are the hardest move for me on the test and still need work. There […]

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Cream Cheese Watercress Tea Sandwiches

December 18, 2017 All Year

Quick cream cheese watercress tea sandwiches.

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Grand Prix Final Watching Tea Party

December 16, 2017 Figure skating

A Grand Prix of Figure Skating watching party at my house, with tea and a mostly traditional English tea party spread.

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Juvenile Moves: Testing on the Horizon?

December 4, 2017 Figure skating

Picking a date to test my juvenile moves, notes on my eight-step mohawk sequence.

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Next steps on an adult bronze solo free dance

November 29, 2017 Figure skating

Adding some choreography to my adult bronze solo free dance.

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Hip Strength Again: Correcting Knee Valgus

November 13, 2017 Fitness

Building up hip strength to correct my knee positioning and resolve patellofemoral pain.

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Beginning a Bronze Solo Free Dance

November 10, 2017 Figure skating

I’m working on my first ever free dance program. It’s a solo free dance, which is the newest competition category in skating and kind of a ‘Wild West’ where there aren’t very many rules about what you can and can’t do. It’s modeled after partner free dance, which of course has twizzles, lifts, and partner […]

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Microdiscectomy Recovery at One Year

November 6, 2017 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Celebrating my recovery one year after my L4/L5 microdiscectomy and L5/S1 microdecompression.

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Vegan Broccoli Salad

October 29, 2017 All Year

A healthy, simple vegan broccoli salad

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Juvenile Moves Progress

October 26, 2017 Figure skating

Where I’m at with my juvenile moves: still close to testing, in theory, as I’ve been for a long time. But I’m making progress.

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