Back in March 2010, after I tore my ACL, I had promised on this blog that I would post footage of me skating.
And then, I never did it.
I couldn't bring myself to do it. I couldn't bear to watch myself do something that I didn't know if I would ever do again. It was a dark time.
I started skating again this month. It's nothing like I could do before. But I see hope and possibility if I continue working hard.
Below is footage, from a United States Figure Skating Ice Dancing Test I took three days before I tore my ACL. Ice dancing is kind of like ball room dancing on ice.
The first dance is the Paso Doble and the second is the Killian.
Before my injury I also skated freestyle. This is when you do spins, jumps, and footwork to music. I don't know when I'll be able to jump again. It will be at least another 3 months, I think. Below is a snippet from an ice show I performed in 2008. I think I had a neck injury at the time, but I hope you'll still enjoy. My solo is at the 5:25 mark. I'm also in the group number at the beginning.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!