A few years back, the adult daughter of one of my skating friends posted a video of herself doing a spin on her birthday. The idea caught my fancy, and I decided to follow her lead.
Last September, I was slowly amping up my skating after shoulder surgery. You may not think that skating requires a lot of upper body strength, but it very much does. An important predictor of a female skater’s ability to complete triple jumps is her upper body strength (being under 30 and very well-trained helps, too). Mine wasn’t a brilliant spin, but it was centered and clearly recognizable as a spin, so I put my version up on Facebook last year.
This year, I’m stronger, more fit in general and I’ve been skating a bit more. My fantasy was to have a more complicated spin this year, and that hasn’t happened. Perhaps next year.
Here’s this year’s version: Thanks to Coach Nancy for filming!
Happy 62nd Birthday to me!