2014 Recap

Happy New Year! While I've been avoiding recaps and favorites on the beauty side of BB, I thought it would be good to review my year in skating since starting up at the end of February.

What I am realizing now is that a) I should practice more and b) I should take more video during practices. LOL! 

April's practice video - I can barely watch this! 

May's practice video -  was happy to see an improvement from April!

August practice video - better again! Though I think the alternating 3's are worse now LOL! Around this time I could see my speed and knee bend improve, even if I didn't use those things in practicing these elements. :-P

Then here's my 1 foot spin from October... 

My November practice video - again I've improved with speed, knee bend, etc, though not on the elements on video here. 

And then the 1 foot spin just last weekend. And I'm finally not getting too much toe pick! Now to work on EVERYTHING else. 

I also made some skating resolutions early on in the year, a few of which I managed to complete.

Get back those missing inside 3 turns. And do all of the 3 turns FAST and not be scared.
I can do them, but I have discovered that FAST is relative and I'm always going faster. So... I'm still scared of them at times.
Stop feeling weird/scared/etc about stuff in my "bad direction"
For the most part, this is better, though I still could use a reminder to practice the sides I don't like!
Get a private coach and start thinking about testing 
Done! Had 10 lessons this year, have worked on elements from Pre-Bronze and Bronze MITF, and I think I want to test in 2015!
Consistently land 1-2 single jumps & learn 1-2 spins well
Haven't worked a whole lot on jumps or spins just based on the classes I've taken, but that's ok with me. Will work on this in 2015!

How was your year in skating? I'd love to know! :)