We don't know each other but I was intrigued by your awesome opportunity to be a part of the Vancouver Olympics. So I visited your blog. Like you, I have loved ice skating since I was young (which was a long time ago), and have followed figure skating not only during the Winter Olympics but anytime I could find a program on television.
Just before we adopted our first son, I began taking ice-skating lessons in my 30-somethings. It was exhilarating to sail across the ice--frontwards, backwards--and actually learn movements that resembled the beginning of swirling patterns. Joining an Ice Capades (have I dated myself) drill team was next on my dream list~until one evening during a free- skate time, I was attempting a new movement while another skater zipped by me. I cautiously flinched and lost my balance. Quickly my skates slid forward, and I tipped backward becoming one with the ice.
Lying on the ice with my instructor hovering over, I counted my blessings that I had just a surface ice burn on my head. The burn, however, grew a bruised lump, and the Urgent Care Doctor pronounced that I had a concussion.
It was then that I decided to make ice skating just a fun sport and focus on the gift of our newborn son. But every chance I had after that to be on the ice, I was there.
So, thank you for the vicarious thrill of your Winter Olympic story, which brought back many memories.
From one blogger to another~
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