Week on Skates

There wasn’t a lot of skating in my week this time.  It’s been a rough week.

Sunday was the Pride Festival (see previous post).

Monday: 30 minutes on the elliptical at lunch time, workout at practice: ran 2 laps around the rink, 25 pushups, 50 squats, 100 bicycles.

Wednesday: skipped practice – just way too tired.

Saturday morning: skating class.  Spent more time practicing switching directions.  I’m pretty sure I’m getting better at it.

Today: skipping practice, figuring out a workout schedule so I get one in almost every day between now & November 1st (Skating Assessment Day!)

I’m feeling really down this week & I’m sure that only working out a couple times this week is a major contributing factor.  Also, I ate like crap this weekend.  (Actually I eat badly every weekend.  It’s one of my many terrible habits that I intend to break.) And my feet hurt – tendinitis is acting up in my right foot & something else is happening to my left foot so there have have been a lot of epsom salt baths & RICEing.  I’ve even pulled out my boot & started wearing it around the house again, it’s that bad.

The foot issues make me wonder if I really can do this.  But I see no other option.  I HAVE to.

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